Hard Rock Casino Launches GiG-Powered Betting App
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in Iowa enhanced its current sports betting offering with the launch of a mobile sportsbook. Same as its retail sportsbook, which welcomed its first players in September, this mobile solution is powered by the European gaming and betting technology provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The launch of the mobile sportsbook is in line with GiG’s and Hard Rock’s plans to launch the app in the fourth quarter of the year.
Commenting on the newest milestone in GiG’s US development campaign, the firm’s Chief Information Officer, Chris Armes, said that Iowa’s mobile sportsbook went live “very smoothly after so many weeks of hard work from both Hard Rock and GiG.” Iowa endorsed sports betting over the summer. In August, the state Racing and Gaming Commission gave the go-ahead to Iowa’s 19 casinos to offer desktop, retail, and mobile staking to customers aged 21 and located within the state’s borders.
Hard Rock Casino and GiG
Hard Rock Sioux City established its GiG-powered over-the-counter sports gambling offering in September, a month after its first legal wager was accepted in Iowa. The opening of the sportsbook at the Sioux City property was able to extend Hard Rock and GiG’s collaboration, which was formed in October 2018.
Iowa Sports Betting is Growing Exceptionally
Iowa saw a 27.5% upsurge in bets in November, according to data from the state regulators. The state’s sportsbooks, both digital and retail, handled $59.3 million in wagers last month. over half the total gambling handle in November came from web bets. State bettors bet more than $33.7 million done desktop and mobile devices, while retail sportsbooks had about $25.7 million in bets on several sports.
William Hill-which powered Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino was the top performer in terms of wagers that were placed with its digital and retail sportsbooks. The gaming venue processed about $20.6 million in stakes last month, of which $19.1 million were made online. Betting revenue amounted to $3.6 million in the state in November. The mainstream came from Iowa’s sports betting venues. Retail revenue totaled up to $2.067 million, while the digital revenue totalled $1.5 million last month.