Coming off the heels of its successful Sportsbook launch in New Jersey in September, UNIBET takes on its second U.S. market in Pennsylvania; UNIBET will continue to invest in growing its U.S. operations where market conditions support a sustainable business model
WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 27, 2019) – Unibet, one of the largest online casino and sports gambling brands in the world, today announced the opening of its retail Sportsbook in partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono marking the company’s official launch into Pennsylvania, its second U.S. market entry in just one month. Mohegan Sun Pocono’s full destination offering, combined with Unibet’s unbeatable, digital customer experience and data analysis capacity, will create a unique and strong offering in sports betting in the state. Earlier this month, Unibet celebrated the launch of its New Jersey Sportsbook and multi-year partnership with the New Jersey Devils.
The new 1,130-square-foot Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be open daily from 11 a.m. to Midnight, allowing fans to place their bets on their favorite teams and sporting events. The Unibet Sportsbook – located across from Molly O’Shea’s Irish Pub & Eatery (which will serve food in the lounge) and near the main entrance at Mohegan Sun Pocono – features a 28 foot-wide, high-definition video wall with three additional displays near the sportsbook tables for additional viewing, which is fully customizable allowing it to be transformed into two giant television screens or modified to accommodate up to 16 sporting events at once. The betting lounge also has six, state-of-the-art betting terminals; two teller booths; comfortable seating for up to 40 guests; and a full service bar. The new Unibet Sportsbook is creating 12-14 new jobs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including tellers, food and beverage servers and floor supervisors.
“We are excited and proud to partner with Mohegan Sun Pocono to welcome patrons to our new Sportsbook and offer a great extension to our online product in one of the largest states to regulate both online sports betting and casino,” said Manuel Stan, Senior Vice President of Kindred Group, which owns Unibet. “We wanted a strong partner who shares our dedication to customer experience and values, and we know that together we will offer Pennsylvanians a truly unmatched in-house and soon-to-come online sports betting and casino experience.”
Betting offerings to start will include NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA, professional tennis, boxing, UFC, rugby, NASCAR, MLS, Premier League Soccer, La Liga and Bundesliga. Types of bets will include straight bets, parlays, round robin, fixed odds, money lines, prop bets and in-play betting. Bets can be placed at a designated teller booth or at the sports betting terminals whereby players can search by sport and customize whatever bet they want. Powered by Kambi, a world-leading B2B provider of premium sports betting services, the Unibet Sportsbook offers the best sports betting and entertainment experience around.
“Working with Kindred on this project has been a thrill and to see this first major step come to fruition, with the launch of the state-of-the-art Unibet Sportsbook, is quite an accomplishment,” said Anthony Carlucci, President & CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “This new gaming offering allows us to provide a much anticipated product to our guests, as well as open our doors to a broader audience – and we’re really excited about that opportunity and to officially celebrate at a grand opening on Saturday, October 5th.”
The partnership will be celebrated with a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the launch of the Unibet Sportsbook taking place in the lounge on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00am. Special guest and former Penn State Nittany Lion great, LaVar Arrington, will be on hand, as will a guest list of senior leadership, local dignitaries, project partners and officials from Mohegan Sun Pocono’s parent company Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.
Later this year, Unibet will also launch its Sportsbook and signature casino online, which will be available via Apple and Android mobile devices.
Note to Press
Journalists, photographers and broadcast professionals are welcome to attend the Ribbon Cutting opening event on October 5th by submitting media credentials through Cody Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or for interviews with Unibet executives, contact: Laura Hall at Laura@HALLcomms.com or 917.544.6344.
For more information or for interviews with Mohegan Sun Pocono executives, contact: Cody Chapman at CodyChapman@mohegansuncom or 860.961.4332.
Unibet is one of the world’s leading betting and online gaming brands that has operated successfully for 22 years offering online sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo in 20 different languages throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and now the U.S. Unibet’s casino product is currently available online (via website and app) in New Jersey, with the brand owning gambling licenses in the state and also Pennsylvania, with more states to follow. In 2018, Unibet entered the U.S. market establishing headquarters in New York City and launched in New Jersey in June 2019 with its online destination – nj.unibet.com. Unibet now operates an online Sportsbook in New Jersey and Retail Sportsbook in Pennsylvania with its online and app Sportsbook rolling out in the state by end of year. Given its successful partnerships to date, Unibet plans for further U.S. expansion in the near future. Unibet is part of the Kindred Group, one of the largest online gambling companies serving more than 25 million customers worldwide. Fans can follow Unibet on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @UnibetUS.
ABOUT KINDRED GROUP
Kindred Group, one of the world’s leading and largest online gambling operators across Europe, Australia and the United States, has more than 25 million customers worldwide with access to its 11 brands – one being Unibet – having earned more than one billion dollars in online revenues in 2018. Founded in the 1990s, the company provides its members a great form of entertainment in a safe, fair and sustainable environment underscored by its commitment to sports integrity as a founding member of the International Betting Integrity Association (formerly known as ESSA). Kindred Group employs approximately 1,500 people, is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap, and is also a founding member of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). The company is audited and certified by eCOGRA for compliance with the 2014 EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection and Responsible Gambling (2014/478/EU).
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO
Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and since then has become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including over 80 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.
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