Rhode Island launches mobile sports betting

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Gamblers are required to register in person so the casino can verify their age and that they’re eligible to gamble. Credits: Twin River

Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, launched its mobile sports betting application on Wednesday, and the state said it was a successful kick-off.

US.- Rhode Island is now another state in the US to have launched its mobile sports betting services. The state revenue department announced on Thursday that Twin River Casino in Lincoln launched its mobile sports betting application on Wednesday.

The revenue department said that they did not register major issues when launching the app, but some gamblers found it slow to load. Gamblers are required to register in person so the casino can verify their age and that they’re eligible to gamble. The state revealed that several hundred people signed up, The Bellingham Herald reported.

Rhode Island aims to launch mobile sports betting at its other casino Tiverton Casino Hotel by next week. The launch happened in the same week that the new season of the National Football League (NFL) kicks off.

July revenues in Rhode Island

The sports betting segment in Rhode Island registered a 61.5% decline in July when compared to June’s results. While it’s not surprising that the state posted a revenue decline, considering that it registered the highest monthly revenue to date in June, the 61.5% decline seems lower than expected. Revenue in July totalled US$827k, significantly lower than June’s US$2.1 million.

Moreover, gamblers wagered US$14.7 million, approximately 43.5% lower than June. Customers won US$7.5 million and most of the activity took place at Twin River, where customers raked in US$6.6 million. The casino generated US$622k in revenue after paying out US$6 million in winnings.

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