Monday, July 30, 2018 | 3:04 p.m.
MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming are teaming up to offer online gaming.
The initiative, which includes sports betting, poker and other casino games, will allow the companies to have a presence in 15 states where they have physical casinos.
“We are excited to team yet again with Boyd Gaming on this unprecedented partnership, which allows us to fully engage with the almost 30 million M life Rewards members throughout the country,” said Jim Murren, MGM Resorts chairman and chief executive officer.
“We look forward to expanding our entertainment options for guests beyond their visits to our land-based resorts,” Murren said.
Boyd Gaming President and CEO Keith Smith said the evolving gaming industry is providing growth opportunities through new forms of gaming such as online and mobile.
“Thanks to our partnership with MGM Resorts, Boyd Gaming will have the opportunity to potentially add an online presence in five additional states, positioning us for significant future growth as our respective companies take a leadership role in our industry’s evolution,” Smith said.