William Hill and Penn National Gaming Announce Sports Betting Agreement for M Resort Spa Casino

William Hill and Penn National Gaming Announce Sports Betting Agreement for M Resort Spa Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV and WYOMISSING, PA (Tuesday, March 5, 2019) – William Hill, America’s leading sports book operator, and Penn National Gaming, the nation’s largest regional gaming operator, today announced an agreement for William Hill to  operate the race and sports book at M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nevada, subject to regulatory approvals.  The partnership will provide bettors access to William Hill’s innovative wagering technology, including its award-winning mobile sports betting app and LIVE InPlay wagering menu.

Subject to regulatory approval, William Hill expects to assume operation of the race and sports book in May 2019. It will extend William Hill’s presence in Nevada to a market-leading 115 sports books. William Hill also provides sports betting technology and risk management services to Penn National Gaming properties in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with our friends at Penn National to operate the sports book at The M.  It is a fabulous property, serving the Henderson and Southern Highlands areas, as well as guests from out of town, and we look forward to bringing our market-leading product to these customers,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US.

 “We are delighted to be teaming up with William Hill at M Resort,” said Ameet Patel, Sr. Vice President of Regional Operations for Penn National Gaming.  “We have an active sports book at M Resort and we think our guests will benefit greatly from William Hill’s expertise.”

Opened in March 2009, the M Resort Spa Casino is situated on over 90 acres at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway. The resort features over 92,000 square feet of gaming space including 1,900 slot machines, 64 table games, 14 poker tables and a race and sports book. M Resort also offers 390 guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, five destination bars, more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a 4,700 space parking facility, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza.

About Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. Reflecting the recent acquisitions of Pinnacle and Margaritaville, the Company operates 41 facilities in 18 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National Gaming’s facilities feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,200 table games and 8,400 hotel rooms. The Company also offers social online gaming through its Penn Interactive Ventures division and has leading customer loyalty programs with over five million active customers.

About William Hill

William Hill PLC is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 16,000 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its $2.1 billion annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the USA. William Hill US (www.williamhill.us) currently operates 114 race and sports books in Nevada and the state’s leading mobile sports betting app. William Hill is operating in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino, Tropicana Atlantic City, and online with the William Hill New Jersey sports betting app.  William Hill is a licensed sports betting provider in numerous casinos in Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the sports lottery in Delaware.  William Hill also has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy and Spain and serves online customers throughout the world from its online headquarters in Gibraltar.