Saracen Casino’s new online sportsbook receives bets from across the state

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Arkansans online betting options have expanded to Saracen Casino in Pine Bluff. The station has launched its online sports betting app, BetSaracen.

Players can either download the app from the Apple App Store or by clicking the download links on BetSaracen.com. Players can also place bets on the website itself. With launch, BetSaracen will match first deposits up to $500 in free play.

With the app or website, anyone in the state 21 or older can place a bet. According to Neal Atkinson, Director of Saracen Casino from Table Games & Sportsbook, already in its first week of release, BetSaracen has had over 3,500 downloads.

“They bet from all over the state. From the northern border to the southern border, east and west,” Atkinson said.

Casino officials say that in 2021, Saracen generated $4 million in taxes, of which $280,000 came from the bookmaker himself. With the addition of online services, these numbers are expected to increase significantly.

And as Atkinson explained, “all the money stays in the state.”

Pine Bluff will receive 19.5% of the tax revenue and Jefferson County will receive 8% as it currently does for each wager made inside the casino walls.

Atkinson added that the first year of online sports betting is expected to bring in $86 million statewide.

The app receives updates for new payment options leading up to the busiest betting period of the football season of the year. At this time, you can pay via your bank account or PayPal.

Online sports betting became legal in Arkansas on March 4, following legislative approval by the Arkansas Joint Budget Committee. While the neighboring states of Louisiana and Tennessee each took over a year to go from legalization to launch, BetSaracen is now about 2 months away from legalization.

Saracen CMO, Carlton Saffa, said, “Our Saracen team has worked day and night for months to finally bring a first-class Arkansas-based sports betting app platform to the many sports fans across the country. State.”

Saracen Casino Resort has partnered with Amelco-UK, Limited, a globally recognized sports betting platform provider with state-of-the-art technology, to develop the BetSaracen platform.

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