- Wynn Resorts launched their sports betting app in New Jersey in early August.
- Next up for Wynn will likely be a launch in Indiana and Colorado.
- Wynn Resorts has a deal with Full House Resorts to offer mobile sports betting in the two aforementioned states.
The Wynn Resorts sports betting app is already live in New Jersey and they appear to be headed to Indiana and/or Colorado next. The launch in New Jersey as well as the forthcoming ones in Indiana and Colorado were done in partnership with Las Vegas based Scientific Games and their Open Sports digital platform. In addition, the two companies launched an online casino app in New Jersey.
Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) announced the partnership with Wynn Resorts in a press release where they talked about the launch in New Jersey and forthcoming entry into Indiana and Colorado:
Scientific Games Corporation is expanding its partnership with Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (“Wynn Resorts”) to power Wynn Sports’ digital sports betting offer in Colorado and Indiana.
With support of Scientific Games, Wynn Resorts went live with the Wynn Sports mobile app in New Jersey on 27 July. Wynn Sports utilizes the Company’s sports betting and iGaming platforms, a managed sports trading service and its market-leading content aggregation system that is home to more than 2,000 digital games such as 88 Fortunes®, Raging Rhino®, Zeus® and more.
In Colorado and Indiana, Scientific Games will provide Wynn Sports with the OpenSports™ enterprise solution. In addition, Wynn Sports will launch OpenPlatform™, the industry leading player account management platform.
Several websites that claim to provide news on the US sports betting industry have erroneously reported that there is no timeline for Wynn’s entry into Indiana since they don’t own any gaming businesses in the Hoosier State. These reports also suggest that Wynn will have to ‘negotiate’ a relationship to offer sports betting and that this process could be time consuming.
This is 100% incorrect. Wynn has an existing partnership agreement with Full House Resorts for mobile sports betting. In addition to several other properties Full House (NASDAQ: FLL) owns Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado and the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana. Thus, no ‘time consuming negotiations’ will be necessary in either Colorado or Indiana. Since this partnership was widely reported at the time it was brokered in late 2019 it doesn’t say much about the knowledge and veracity of some online sports betting ‘journalists’.
Additionally, a couple of websites are suggesting that Wynn will also operate retail sportsbooks for the two Full House properties. Once again, this is 100% incorrect. The retail sportsbook at the Rising Star Casino is operated by BetAmerica, the sportsbook brand owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated. That partnership will likely be extended to Colorado though there has been some talk about Bronco Billy’s operating their sportsbook under their own branding.
Wynn Resorts betting apps outside the state of Nevada won’t have the same lines and wagering menu as the retail sportbook at their iconic property on the Las Vegas Strip. Wynn announced a strategic partnership with German based BetBull for their US digital endeavors back in October 2018. BetBull is a well known brand in Europe and Wynn’s sportsbook apps outside of the Silver States will be using their lines.
There’s no firm launch date for the Wynn sports betting app in Colorado or Indiana but with the NFL season underway it’ll likely be soon.