Kindred Signs Deal with Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino has signed an official partnership deal with Kindred Group about launching both online and offline legal sports betting in part of Pennsylvania.

By doing so…

The facility will become the only place in northeastern and central Pennsylvania that offers an opportunity for wagers to place their legal sports bets!

Their customers will not only be able to bet in the casino but will be able to use an online betting option as well.

“We’ve aligned with one of the best online casino and sport book operators in online regulated markets which will allow us to offer best in class experience to our existing customers as well as attracting new ones,” said Aviram Alroy, Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.

“Introduction of the Kindred offering to the market is a great positive for Mohegan Sun as well as the state of Pennsylvania,” Alroy added.

A Bit about Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun Pocono is a racino located in Plains Township on the outskirts of Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania. The casino features over 2300 slots and live tales for blackjack, roulette, and poker…

…as well as harness track that is a major attraction on the property. The site is owned by the Division of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority of the Mohegan tribe.

Partnership with Kindred Group

According to the official statement, the land-based facility has signed a five-year deal with Kindred Group. Of course, there is the possibility of the extension for two additional five-year deals.

Kindred, previously known as Unibet group, is an online gambling operator which consists of 11 brands (Unibet, Maria Casino, 32 Red and iGame among them). The group offers products such as online poker, online bingo, online casinos, and sports betting as well.

A stated in the deal…

…Kindred will offer the casino’s customers an online sportsbook and full-on casino experience. The whole thing will be under the Unibet name, as well as a sports lounge.

A Word from an SVP

Since the legal sports betting became official in May of 2018, Kindred Group has entered New Jersey and now, by signing its latest agreement, has paved its way into Pennsylvania.

“We are excited and proud to extend our US footprint into one of the largest US states to regulate both online sports betting and casino. Finding a strong partner who shares Kindred’s dedication to customer experience and values has been critical, and I am delighted that we have found just that in Mohegan Sun Pocono. I am confident that Kindred and Mohegan Sun Pocono will offer customers in Pennsylvania a truly great online sports betting and casino experience,” says Manuel Stan, Senior Vice President at Kindred US.

Sports Betting in Pennsylvania

After the US Supreme Court lifted the federal ban that prevented any kind of sports betting since 1992, Pennsylvania was one of the first countries that submitted their bill…

…and officially legalized sports betting under their jurisdiction. In November 2018, the state started offering sports betting and their Gaming Control Board allowed Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Casino to become the first two gambling institutions that are allowed to launch sports wagering.

Source:

“Kindred Signs With Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania“, Zoltan Tundik, europeangaming.eu, January 28, 2019.

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