Online Casino Of The Year 2022 Betmgm

  • BetMGM was named the “Online Casino of the Year” winner during the 2022 American Gambling Awards.
  • 11 other gambling companies were the recipient of the Golden Eagle Trophy.
  • MGM Springfield’s late application was accepted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission last Tuesday.

BetMGM was named the “Online Casino of the Year” during the 2022 American Gambling Awards.

The list of the winners was announced last Wednesday by the Group Limited, the producers of the award. Instead of a traditional awards event, is hosting winners, judges, and partners to an exclusive VIP dinner on Thursday in New York at Carbone.

The 2022 American Gambling Awards featured over 40 finalists, with nominations evaluated by one of the most distinguished panel of judges in the industry.

Said Matt Prevost, BetMGM Chief Revenue Officer:

“BetMGM is honored to be named Online Casino of the Year and we’d like to thank for this incredible recognition. This award is reflective of our team’s hard work and dedication to setting a high iGaming standard. As North America’s leading iGaming operator, we remain focused on providing our customers with innovative gaming experiences, working with premier partners, and providing a world-class omnichannel experience.”

2022 Online Casino of the Year

In giving BetMGM the award, judges at the American Gaming Awards credited BetMGM’s continued growth in 2022 and praised its robust games, engagement tools portfolio, and multi-brand marketing strategy across its BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino, and Party Casino brands as part of its well-rounded offering. With its diverse game portfolio, first-class partnerships, and omnichannel focus, BetMGM’s offerings set them apart from its competitors.

BetMGM is the exclusive sports betting division of MGM, both online and in MGM casinos nationwide. It is also the headline brand for online casino gaming alongside its sister brands Borgata Online, Party Casino, and Party Poker. Established in 2018, BetMGM is a partnership between MGM Resorts and Entain Holdings.

It is the current market leader in the U.S. iGaming industry with an estimated 30% share of the national online casino market in the four states that it operates – New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Here is the full list of winners at the 2022 American Gambling Awards:

  • Online Sportsbook of the Year: FanDuel Group
  • Online Casino of the Year: BetMGM
  • Fantasy Sports Site of the Year: Underdog Fantasy
  • Gaming Product of the Year: Lightning Roulette U.S. from Evolution
  • Online Betting Product of the Year: Simplebet
  • Platform Provider of the Year: Kambi
  • Data Service Provider of the Year: Sportradar
  • Payment Service Provider of the Year: Sightline Payments
  • Responsible Gaming Award: “Have a Game Plan” campaign from the American Gaming Association
  • Dealmaker of the Year: Deutsche Bank for Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of William Hill and asset sale to 888 Holdings
  • Policymaker of the Year: Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. (N.Y.)
  • Regulator of the Year: Louis Rogacki, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

Massachusetts Commission Accepts Late BetMGM Application

In related news, BetMGM’s application to open a retail sportsbook at MGM Springfield was accepted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission last Tuesday. It can be recalled that MGM Springfield paid the $200,000 license fee before the November 21 deadline set by the Commission. However, it submitted the paperwork related to the application after the said date.

MGM Resorts International vice president and legal counsel Augustine Km said that the casino giant was burdened with a separate application process for its BetMGM online sportsbook and a rushed process designed to get online sportsbooks up and running by January. Kim took the blame for the delay and asked for the commissioners’ consideration.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission had the discretion to accept MGM’s late application because the company was competing with another entity to get the license. The law presumes that all of the state’s three casinos – Plainridge Park, Encore Boston Harbor, and MGM Springfield would get retail sports betting licenses. The commissioners then proceeded to accept MGM’s late application with a unanimous 5-0 vote.

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