LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Wagering, Inc. (AWI) (OTCBB: BETM), the parent company of Leroy's Sportsbook (Leroy's), the largest independent sportsbook operator in Nevada, and Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc. (CBS), a leading provider of race and sports technology, announces that Leroy's received field trial approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to offer its mobile account wagering application, the LEROY'S® APP, on the iPhone. This approval is a major milestone in sports betting history and it is the first mobile sports betting app to be released on iPhone in the United States.
The LEROY'S® APP now is available on the three top selling smartphones--iPhone, Android®, and BlackBerry®--that are furnished by the top four US mobile carriers--Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile®. With the addition of the LEROY'S® APP for the iPhone, Leroy's offers mobile account wagering for over 90% of the smartphone market in Nevada. Leroy's anticipates the next phase of its account wagering expansion will be the submission of the LEROY'S® APP for the iPad and the build out of the LEROY'S® APP for additional smartphone devices. The iPhone and the iPad are very popular amongst its loyal followers, and its App Store contains tens of thousands of choices for almost anything; now there is a legal sports betting app. The addition of the iPhone gives the company a well-rounded technology offering and a first to market position in mobile gambling in the United States.
"I am proud of our recent accomplishments with account wagering for both our mobile and kiosk platforms. With the successful deployment of the PT's Sports Bet Live kiosks that permit account holders to make cash deposits and voucher withdrawals, and now the iPhone version of the LEROY'S® APP, we are meeting the public's demands for convenience-driven technology and wagering solutions," stated Vic Salerno, President of Leroy's.
Apple has just released a new update for its iPhone operating system and the LEROY'S® APP will work on the new iOS5 update as well as the 3GS, iPhone 4, and 4s models.
"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 account wagering customers now have the freedom, convenience, and flexibility to place wagers anywhere utilizing the LEROY'S® APP for a smartphone or a kiosk in a participating bar or tavern. Opening an account is simple and secure. All that is needed is a valid identification and some funds to open your account and you can begin betting immediately once you download the LEROY'S® APP or visit a kiosk.
"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," added Salerno.
For further information and sign-up locations to secure the LEROY'S® APP, please visit the Leroy's website www.leroys.com, or call the office at (702) 735-0101.
About Leroy's Sportsbooks: Leroy's Sportsbooks are a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Wagering, Inc., publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol BETM.OB.
Android® is a trademark belonging to Google Inc. Blackberry® is a trademark of Research in Motion. iPhone®, and iPad® are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE American Wagering, Inc.
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