BetMGM took a big step toward expanding the role of a virtual gaming experience last week.
The dominant operator for Michigan online casinos introduced Dual Play Roulette in New Jersey.
This innovative move allows online players to participate in a live roulette game alongside players at the physical table inside the casino.
Should this venture prove to be successful, it is sure to be an addition here in Michigan as well.
It’s just another step toward bringing the retail casino to the home of the online casino player.
What is Dual Play Roulette?
Evolution Gaming is bringing this new feature to the United States
Dual Play Roulette is debuting in New Jersey through BetMGM Casino and Borgata online casino in partnership with the retail Borgata casino in Atlantic City.
The roulette table is located right in the heart of Borgata’s gaming floor. It features multiple cameras around the table to give the online players an immersive experience.
Online players and retail players make their wagers and play the game at the same time in sync with one another.
“Dual Play Roulette truly meets players where they are. This is a great example of online and land-based casinos leveraging technology to bring players a better omnichannel experience,” said Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Online Gaming, in a press release.
When can Michigan expect Dual Play Roulette?
Currently, Dual Play Roulette is only available in New Jersey for the American gambling audience.
However, BetMGM Michigan has established itself as a power here in the state.
While it has 27% of the national online casino revenue market share, it has 36.1% of Michigan’s online casino revenue market share.
This state is a big reason why BetMGM was able to hit profitability in Q2.
So, when will BetMGM Michigan look to partner up with the MGM Grand Detroit to bring Dual Play Roulette to the mitten?
“Dual Play Roulette at Borgata is the first Evolution Dual play game at an MGM property in North America. BetMGM is always looking for ways to collaborate with our land-based partners to bring exciting experiences to players. We look forward to working with MGM Detroit and hopefully bringing Dual Play Roulette to Michigan,” Bartlett told PlayMichigan.
While BetMGM didn’t offer up a timeline, Michigan certainly has to be on its radar for advancing this innovative product.
Dual Play table games expand on live-dealer experience
Evolution has a lot of experience with Dual Play games, striking big across the pond in the United Kingdom with the feature.
Overseas, Evolution also offers up Dual Play Baccarat to its customers.
With all 15 Michigan online casinos now offering up live-dealer table games, someone had to be the first to take the next step.
That was BetMGM, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
If this debut in New Jersey is successful, it should quickly spread to its other online casino properties and be the first domino to fall for other operators to seek similar gaming formats.
As we noted with the growing success of Michigan online casinos, online operators are doing all they can to bring the retail casino feel to your home.
With VR gaming growing in popularity in the gaming world, it’s not going to be long before it finds its footing in the online gambling industry.
Dual Play Roulette is the latest step up that VR ladder.
It may take time, but it’s not out of reason to believe users may someday be able to tour their favorite retail casino locations from home, playing any available game alongside retail customers.
If you can’t get to the casino, eventually the casino is going to come to you.
Dual Play Roulette proves we are on that path.