Sunday January 25 ,2015 : CRUISE COMPANY TO OFFER MOBILE GAMBLING ON BOARD
Scientific Games clinches mobile provision contract.
The US luxury cruise liner operator Carnival Corporation has inked a deal with Scientific Games that will see SG's i-gaming mobile platform used to offer adult guests the ability to wager on their mobile devices throughout its ships while in international waters.
The game offerings available on Carnival's Mobile Casino will include poker, slot, and table-game content from Scientific Games' Bally product line, Las Vegas From Home, Play'n GO and PokerTek, the company said in announcement this week.
Marty Goldman, senior vice president of global casino operations for Carnival Corporation, said the addition of optional mobile gambling would enhance the cruise experience for passengers whilst in international waters
"For the first time, we're bringing the casino to our guests so they can play their favorite games on their mobile devices when they are lounging by the pool, relaxing in their rooms, or anywhere else onboard," he said.
Jordan Levin, president of interactive at Scientific Games said: "This relationship expands the reach of our mobile wagering platform and enables Carnival to engage with their guests in a whole new way by offering a gaming experience that adds to their vacation at sea."
The service is already in successful operation on the Carnival Breeze and the Carnival Freedom from the company's Carnival Cruise Line brand and will be launched shortly on the Regal Princess from the company's Princess Cruises brand, with additional installations pending for the Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (UK) and AIDA Cruises brands.
The mobile gaming application is available for download before cruises in the App Store for iOS devices, and on Google Play for Android devices.