Mobile betting is going to take center stage in 2015 as up to ten books are working on introducing app wagering by the start of the NFL season. The Atlantis in Reno will be the first to get things going as they are now accepting deposits for their Stadium Technology Group software driven mobile application.
STG offers both full system race and sportsbook software along with the mobile application. The Coast casinos sports betting app uses the same software and it allows multi-ticket betting along with a host of other features available nowhere else. Rich Baccielleri (Richie B) of STG indicated that up to a half dozen other books may be using the software by summers end which would be a welcome development. The software is very user friendly once you set up your preferences and the multi-ticket betting feature is a big plus. Of the four different betting platforms now available in Nevada, STG has the most
potential. Their odds display, stacked betting capability and multi-ticket bet submission features are all superior to what’s currently available on other mobile platforms.
The Atlantis betting app will be available for both Apple and Android users and the downloads for each will be at:
April 1st is the scheduled debut of the system. The minimum deposit is $20 to get started.
We’ll have a thorough review of the offerings Atlantis makes available on the app as well as any promotions, specials and player card info as soon as we get set up and give it a good trial run.
Westgate is giving nationwide internet participants at their newly partnered site
SuperContestSatellites multiple chances to win a free entry into the 2015 SuperContest.
Download the IOS app now (Android version coming soon) and you can start competing in mini contests where the winners get SuperContest entries worth $1500 each. This is a mobile device only activity. You must be on a phone or tablet to download the app and participate.
This appears to be the Westgate’s first step towards an entrance into the mobile market with an eye on building a nationwide following by making the contests available to non-Nevada residents. Our initial guess is that the first few contests will be your best chance at winning an entry as participation will be at it’s lowest until word spreads.
The Westgate SuperContest Satellite Tourneys in cooperation with Gamblino are available for IOS users at http://supercontestsatelliteseries.com
Starting March 1st, CG Technologies caps their rebate program by limiting the amount a player can receive to $500 per month. Previously the rebate was $5,000 and would be in the amount of 5% of the previous months losses. Reports of LVAS members getting upwards of $3.000 in monthly rebates (which means $60K+ in losses) had previously been documented but on March 1st the cap of $500 goes into effect. Here is the amended language in the CG rules, something which few players may notice without being pointed to it:
:>Customers who have a total net loss of $100 or more at the end of each calendar month of the Promotion Period are eligible. The monthly 5% cash back award cannot exceed the maximum payout of: $5,000 for each calendar month through and including February, 2015; and (b) $500 for each calendar month beginning March, 2015.<:
It’s still a nice perk but when you expect a bigger rebate and get less, there will be those who feel they somehow got the short end of the stick on the deal. This is only going to effect those losing 10K or more in a calendar month but those players are out there and this may impact how they bet as the month progresses. The previous uncapped version may have also affected how those players bet as well, possibly stimulating action. This does not appear to be a well-thought out move as it A) is going to initially annoy some of your bigger players who didn’t catch wind of the change and B) can easily be circumvented by executing a “spread the bankroll” strategy.
Spread the Bankroll: Since the rules dictate that each CG account is treated separately for rebate purposes, the best strategy is now to play on one account until you hit the 10K loss cap and then move your action to another venue for the next 10K and continue moving venues at each 10K interval. If your main account at the Palms accumulates 10K in losses then stop betting there and fund an account at the Tropicana and continue betting there. If you dip 10K there then you move your action to the Hard Rock and so on. Using this method effectively makes the cap a $3,000 one if you use all six CG books that are running the promotion.
All indications are that by the end of 2015 there will be 10-15 sportsbook operations offering account betting for Nevada players. The Atlantis in Reno will be the next to join the mobile betting revolution when they introduce their Apple and Android application the first week of March, just in time for the busy March Madness stretch.
By the start of the NFL season there should be a dozen or more properties offering mobile wagering and by the end of 2015 only a handful of books will still be writing tickets exclusively at the counter. Westgate, Aliante, Golden Nugget, Treasure Island and MGM are all working towards having their applications up and running for football season. Add them to Cantor, Stations, Coasts, Southpoint, William Hill and Peppermill and soon the bulk of the Nevada sports betting venues will be accessible via your hand-held device.
We’ll get info up as soon as it’s available on the new mobile applications including sign-up incentives and all the specifics. Next up is the Atlantis in Reno.
Pinnacle Sports (www.pinnaclesports.com) has sold controlling interest in it’s world-wide sport book operation to an undisclosed buyer. With a history of taking the lead in moves that strengthen it’s position in the global bookmaking market, Pinnacle appears to again be prepping for the next step in their evolution as the leading sports wagering provider.
Pinnacle Sports Sale
Pinnacle ceased service to US players years ago and last year stopped accepting wagers from UK citizens. Both moves were in response to government regulations that were put in place and with an obvious eye on the future. Operations should not be affected by the ownership change.