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Puerto Rico – Casino Metro and Winning both approved for sports betting in Puerto Rico

By - 3 July 2023

The Puerto Rico Gaming Commission has approved two new online sports betting operations with Casino Metro, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, and Stadium/Winning teaming up with IGT, both now approved to offer betting.

There are still almost 50 license applications pending at the Gaming Commission.

Jaime Rivera-Emmanuelli, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission, said: “Today we announce the approval of two more establishments: Casino Metro, which will operate in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, and Stadium (doing business as Winning), which will use the IGT betting platform. A few weeks ago, the commissioners approved the first online betting operation for Casino del Mar and its business partner, BetMGM, which provides the electronic betting platform.”

“With these three operations, we officially begin a new stage of sports betting in Puerto Rico, and with it, we will see the growth of this market, which will generate tourism activity, economic benefits and solid revenue for the government, among others,” he added.

The Puerto Rico Gaming Commission has so far issued 30 licenses, with five operator licenses and 25 service provider licenses. Out of the five licensed operators, two are currently undergoing an evaluation of their internal operating controls.

Mr Emmanuelli added: “Until now, players had to go to a gaming center, in this case, a casino, and place their bets from there. Once those betting centers met the requirements established by the Gaming Commission, they were able to move on to the new phase of online betting. One of the advantages of online betting sites is their high level of security. In Puerto Rico, the Gaming Commission is responsible for regulating, overseeing and controlling the activities of online betting operators, ensuring that users have a satisfactory gaming experience.”

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