First Majestic Princess Guest Makes Sports Bet at Sea with New Real-Time Sports Wagering Feature Offered Through MedallionClass Technology
Majestic Princess guest Mark Wilson, vice president of product strategy for Cruise & Tour for Arrivia (center), was the first guest on Majestic Princess to place a bet at sea using the new Ocean Sportsbook real-time sports wagering experience, available through the Ocean Sportsbook, part of the Princess MedallionClass experience. John Chernesky, senior vice president, North America sales & trade marketing for Princess (left) and Kevin Tugwell, Majestic Princess cruise director (right) joined Wilson to mark the occasion.
Sportsbook is the latest addition to the Princess MedallionClass Experience and is enabled by MedallionNet elite level bandwidth powered by SES. This fast, real-time connection gives guests the opportunity to bet on major sports competitions like professional* and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as a wide variety of other exciting domestic and international events.
When the ship is in international waters, or wherever permitted by law, guests 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. Guests also have the opportunity to place bets on future competitions that occur well after their voyage.
With more than $20 billion in wagers placed with U.S. sportsbooks in the past two years, sports betting is experiencing extraordinary growth, and is expected to reach more than $155 billion by 2024.1
Built in partnership with software developer, Miomni, Ocean Sportsbook is available now on all Princess MedallionClass ships currently in service. The new sportsbook is part of Ocean Casino – a digital experience that lets wagers be placed beyond the casino – stateroom, poolside, spa, and more – on an assortment of games that include blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno and lottery.
Princess offers MedallionClass vacations, delivering the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising. It begins with the Medallion™, a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at http://www.princess.com/.
*Due to Carnival Corporation’s affiliation with the Miami Heat, bets cannot be place in Ocean Sportsbook on NBA events involving the Heat.
1 https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/29174799/sports-betting-growth-us-extraordinary and https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/26/1892289/0/en/Research-US-155-49-Bn-for-Sports-Betting-Market-Size-2019-Growing-at-8-83-CAGR-Through-2024.html