Legal Sports Betting in the USA Aboard the Bimini SuperFast Ferry


Posted: August 15, 2013

Updated: October 4, 2017

American punters can legally bet on sports in United States aboard the Bimini SuperFast Ferry.

Although American gambling laws do not allow any gambling activities on Florida, there are some ways to bend the rules a little. One of the most popular solutions is board a ship and sail into the international waters, where the regulations do not apply.

Anyone who wants to wager at online sportsbooks in United States can do so on the Bimini SuperFast Ferry, while sails between Miami and Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas. The 32,000 ton cruise ship sails between the destinations twice a day.

The sports betting solutions aboard the ship are provided by world renowned SBTech, which stoke a deal with Genting Alderney to provide punters a comprehensive sports wagering platform on the cruise ship. The vessel is capable of shipping 6,000 punters on a daily basis and besides the betting opportunities offers bars, restaurants and a deck party, which is considered to be the largest in Florida.

Two betting solutions combined cover over 10,000 live sporting events on a monthly basis, through a highly intuitive self-service betting terminal in the sports bar aboard the ship. The cashier is manned by a customer service representative. There’s also a possibility to use SBTech’s highly innovative HTML5 mobile betting platform, compatible with smartphones and tablets.

Managing Director of Genting Alderney, Peter Nolan, told American gambling news: “SBTech has demonstrated their knowledge and experience in successfully penetrating land based sports markets with their very attractive sports betting solution which and an impressive mobile betting platform. It’s exactly the kind of turnkey approach we’ve been looking for, one that will impress and entertain Bimini SuperFast passengers.”

Itai Zak, SBTech Chief Executive Officer, also commented: “We are delighted that a respected company such as Genting has chosen our platform for this ambitious project. It further solidifies our reputation of providing a very high quality turnkey sports betting solutions and we’re confident that visitors to Bimini SuperFast Ferry will enjoy our wide range of US sports betting opportunities.”

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