Real-time sports betting has begun on Princess Cruises’ ship Majestic Princess.
Mark Wilson, vice president of product strategy for Cruise & Tour for Arrivia, was the first guest on the vessel to place a bet at sea using the new Ocean Sportsbook real-time sports wagering experience. Ocean Sportsbook is part of Princess’ MedallionClass internet-enabled experience.
John Chernesky, senior VP, North America sales & trade marketing for Princess and Kevin Tugwell, Majestic Princess cruise director joined Wilson to mark the occasion.
Sportsbook is the latest addition to the Princess MedallionClass Experience, and is enabled by Princess’ high-speed internet powered by SES. The fast, real-time connection gives guests the ability to bet on major sports competitions like professional and college football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, as well as a variety of other domestic and international events.
When the ship is in international waters, or wherever permitted by law, passengers can use the MedallionClass app to wager on a host of major sports competitions, as well as place prop bets during live events taking place during their cruise. They also have the opportunity to place bets on future competitions that occur well after the sailing.
With over $20 billion in wagers place with U.S. sportsbooks in the past two years, sports betting is experiencing tremendous growth and is expected to reach over $155 billion by 2024.
Built in partnership with software developer Miomni, Ocean Sportsbook is available on all Princess MedallionClass ships that are currently in service. It is part of Ocean Casino — a digital experience that lets wagers be played beyond the casino all around the ship, on an assortment of games that include blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno, and lottery.
Princess’ MedallionClass experience begins with its Medallion, a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables things including touch-free boarding, delivery from anywhere on the ship, the ability to make dining reservations, locating friends and family on the ship, and more.
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