- The US division of UK based Betfred has been selected to operate at the sportsbook at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
- The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas casino will be run by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.
- Nevada will be the fourth US market for Betfred along with Iowa, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
It was just about a month ago when we reported that UK based Betfred had been selected to operate the new sportsbook at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. That’s what will emerge on the former site of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino when the remodeling finishes. Virgin’s small but growing boutique hotel brand does an impressive job (in my experience with their Chicago property at least) and this has quickly become one of the more intriguing projects on the drawing board in the 702. In addition to Virgin brand along with the inimitable Sir Richard Brandon coming to town the casino will be run by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment under the Mohegan Sun brand making them the first tribal gaming entity to establish a foothold in Las Vegas.
Mohegan Gaming has brought in UK based Betfred to run the sportsbook operations at the Virgin Las Vegas property. This will be Betfred’s first presence in Nevada but they’re quietly becoming an important player in the nascent US sports betting industry. Betfred already operates retail locations in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Colorado. They’ll always be the answer to a trivia question–Betfred opened the first retail sportsbook in the red hot Colorado market and took the first ‘over the counter’ bet.
The property has indicated they’ll open in Fall 2020 and as of yet they haven’t wavered from that timeline despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That means they’ll have to start putting a team together to run the place and apropos of that Betfred has just announced openings for the sportsbook including the sportsbook manager position:
Betfred is a rapidly growing sports betting and iGaming company with offices throughout the US, UK and Gibraltar. As one of the largest sports betting and gaming operators in the UK, Betfred is uniquely positioned to rapidly grow its US business as sports betting legalizes through the country. We offer numerous ways for our customers to bet with us, including in casinos, betting shops, online and mobile. As such, we have multiple points of communication with customers, for both online and offline business.
As the Sportsbook Manager at Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, you will be responsible for managing all daily retail sportsbook operations for the Betfred Sportsbook. You will work with casino management for staffing, while working directly with Betfred USA Sports management to establish and manage ongoing business operations. Ultimately you will be directly responsible for the attainment of business goals of the sportsbook including the management of revenue and costs and the overall guest experience
You can find more information on the Betfred USA LinkedIn profile:
They’re also hiring entry level customer service positions:
There are also a few marketing and digital media relations positions listed on the Betfred USA LinkedIn profile. If you’re interested in getting involved on that side of the counter they’d be a good company to get involved with.