Hard Rock to expand sportsbook into VA with mobile and retail launches

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The operator’s Hard Rock Digital arm has now launched the mobile sportsbook in Virginia, with players in the state able to place wagers across a range of sporting events.

Virginia becomes the second US state in which Hard Rock has launched its updated mobile sportsbook app, following an initial roll-out in Arizona last month via a partnership with the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.

The latest version of the sportsbook app allows users to bet live on a wider range of sports, offers the option for same-game parlay bets, includes a selection of new reward features and has additional deposit methods.

“We’re excited to expand Hard Rock Sportsbook to Virginia and proud to offer more gaming options on the sports Virginians love on our easy-to-use mobile platform,” Hard Rock Digital chief executive and executive managing director Marlon Goldstein said.

The app will operate alongside a retail sportsbook facility, which will be located at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol land-based casino site.

Slated to open in July this year and expected to create over 600 new jobs, the Hard Rock Bristol casino will be the first land-based casino to open in Virginia, after Hard Rock was handed an operator licence by the Virginia Lottery Board last month.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol president Allie Evangelista added: “We can’t wait to welcome sports fans from across the region to our retail sportsbook location in Bristol. The Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app will be an extension of our Bristol property, allowing sports fans to continue their legendary entertainment experience throughout Virginia.”

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