History is being made in Nevada this summer, as for the first time ever its state's residents and tourists are able to wager on the world's largest race and sports events in a single mobile application. Over the past month, Boyd Gaming's B Connected Sports & Race app -- powered by Miomni Gaming -- has allowed Boyd Gaming customers to bet on everything from the Triple Crown to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament.
"We are thrilled to provide the first mobile sports wagering app in Nevada to include pari-mutuel horse betting," said Miomni Gaming CEO Mike Venner. "Miomni's technology will help introduce the sport of horse racing to an entire new generation of fans."
Any adult with a smart phone and a Boyd Gaming race account can now wager daily on races from the biggest tracks in the U.S., from anywhere in the state of Nevada. New customers can sign up for a race account at seven Boyd Gaming sports books across the Las Vegas Valley - the Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station -- and after downloading the free app to their iOS or Android device, they can start wagering immediately.
"This is a landmark moment for the industry, and for Boyd Gaming," said Bob Scucci, director of race and sports for Boyd Gaming's Nevada region. "Our customers have embraced the convenience and excitement of wagering on sports events on their mobile devices. Today, we're proud to be the first in Nevada to offer the same level of functionality and flexibility to horse bettors with the B Connected Sports & Race app."
Miomni spent more than a year developing and testing the application. Its award-winning design team created a simple, intuitive user experience that enables users to quickly place wagers, from simple Win / Place / Show bets to exotics such as exactas, trifectas and Daily Doubles. Any bet that a patron can make at a track or sports book can now be made on a mobile device including boxes, keys and wheels.
For the last several weeks, Boyd Gaming's Nevada customers have been able to wager on races from more than a dozen tracks from around the country, all from the comfort of their living room sofa or pool-side lounge chair. To ensure the broadest track coverage, Miomni is working closely with Las Vegas Dissemination Company (LVDC), the exclusive pari-mutuel service provider for Nevada's gaming industry.
"LVDC is excited for bettors to be able to wager on their mobile phone," said LVDC President Greg Wright. "We are proud to team up with Miomni and the industry to expand and enhance pari-mutuel wagering."
Future versions of the Race and Sports app will include video, enabling customers to watch live races and replays from within the app.