IPhone Betting App Approved

19 October 2011

A company executive for American Wagering Inc. said last week that their application for allowing sports wagering from IPhones has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  This would make American Wagering d.b.a. Leroy’s Horse and Sports Place Inc. the first gaming company in the U.S. to have a free sports application in the iTunes store.

John English, senior vice president for business development and public affairs, stated “This means we are available through all the major carriers.  We now cover 90 percent of the Nevada smartphone market.”

The company’s application is free to download but you will have to open a new customer account before you are allowed to bet. There are other applications planned as well including one for the iPads and Windows based phones and tablets.

The app will now be tested for 30 to 180 days so that it can be evaluated by regulators for its efficiency and security. There is also a plan to add race boo features in the near future.

It has been less than a month since state regulators approved a deal between American Wagering and Golden Gaming Inc. to place betting kiosks in 37 PT’s Pubs, PT’s Gold and Sierra Gold taverns in Las Vegas.

Vic Salerno, chief executive officer of American Wagering and Leroy’s states that “The new addition of iPhone enables all of our mobile customers to enjoy complete compatibility with our PT’s Sportsbet Live kiosks. Once a customer establishes a Leroy’s wagering account, there is full integration between PT’s kiosks and our mobile phone accounts.”

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