Online gambling on a cruise? MGM Resorts International is full steam ahead.
The casino operator’s online gambling division announced a partnership with Carnival Corporation to offer retail and mobile sports betting and online casino gambling on cruise ships in international waters.
Under the deal, gaming will be available on more than 50 ships ported in the U.S. spanning Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises.
BetMGM’s platform will roll out in phases over the coming months, according to a presser.
The deal is a win for MGM, which still trails behind the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel in online sports betting market share in the rapidly expanding industry.
“We’ve found an ideal partner in Carnival Corporation and look forward to providing our sports betting and iGaming products to its millions of passengers,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “This is another great opportunity for us to further expand BetMGM’s footprint.”
Marty Goldman, SVP Global Casino Operations for Carnival, said, “We’re very proud to be able to deliver the excitement and engagement of sports betting and iGaming to our guests through our partnership with BetMGM. Our two leading global hospitality organizations will provide a wide array of immersive digital content as a complement to our exceptional shipboard casinos.”