Wynn Las Vegas is prepping for March Madness as it plans to launch a sports betting app next month.
Wynn Las Vegas is launching a sports betting app in February, which will focus on Nevada residents and the casino’s out-of-state visitors and hotel guests, Wynn sportsbook head John Avello told Legal Sports Report.
“We see it as not only a vehicle for the people that live in the state of Nevada, but for our house guests, who don’t have to come to the sportsbook if they’re at the pool or the club,” Avello said. “So we think it will be good for both those types of users.”
The app, which is two years in the making, will not be available in time for the Super Bowl but will start taking bets for March Madness NCAA basketball tournament. Betting on horses is expected to be added in the next six months.
Wynn is working with sports betting app provider Miomni Gaming, which also provided apps for Boyd Gaming, Paddy Power and another casino in Reno, Atlantis Casino.
“We’ll offer everything that we offer in the book, including horse-racing futures,” Avello said. “It’s pretty much the sportsbook in your pocket.”
Wynn’s new sports betting app is a part of its new Encore Players Club, which opened in December last year. The sports lounge offers all sorts of gaming such as roulette, craps, blackjack and slots, as well as interactive and social free-play games.
“Wynn Las Vegas will be the first to offer a new experience in gaming and entertainment on the casino floor by creating a distinctive social space to gamble with friends, watch the game, or hang out before hitting the club. We’re anticipating millennials will be drawn to such an offering,” said the company in a press release.
Avello added that the mobile app will allow people to wager from Encore without having to visit the sportsbook.