American Wagering, Inc.'s subsidiary Leroy's Sportsbook has had a sports wagering app approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which will allow users to place sports wagers through their phone anywhere in Nevada.
Leroy's app is designed to work with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S as well as supporting the new Apple iOS5 update. The app is believed to be the first sports betting app to be legally released on the iPhone within the United States.
Speaking about Nevada's approval of the app, Leroy's President Vic Salerno said, "We are grateful the Gaming Control Board, the Commission, and their respective staff have embraced the vision of the future with mobile wagering and our account based systems. Their work to review and approve our technical advancements serves only to improve the industry as a whole and to better serve the customer. The addition of the iPhone is a huge leap forward," stated John English , Senior Vice President of American Wagering, Inc.
"Leroy's is everywhere, for everyone, at anytime, and we've been here for 33 years. I have been doing this a long time. You see over time what works and what doesn't. I can tell you that mobile wagering is where we are heading and I believe the rest of the gaming industry will follow, in the meantime we will continue to lead."