Sometime between the Stanley Cup finals and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down a decision that will have millions of sports fans sitting on the edge of their seats. The High Court is expected to rule in June on New Jersey’s challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibits betting on single-game sporting events everywhere except in Nevada. All signs point to justices deciding in favor of states and casinos eager for the profits, jobs, and tax revenue this major decision would generate.
Where Does Legal Sports Betting Currently Stand in My State?
While New Jersey serves as flag-bearer for the legalization effort, several other states stand ready to take advantage of a favorable ruling. Like New Jersey, many with established casinos and/or racetracks already operating – notably Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and West Virginia – already have passed or are in the process of passing legislation making sports wagering legal on the state level, once the federal government follows suit. A dozen more are proceeding more slowly toward legalizing sports betting.
How to Prepare
With the Supreme Court decision mere months away, casinos and sportsbook operators need to assemble a team to design, build, and integrate a complete audiovisual and content management system in order to create an unforgettable atmosphere for casual sports fans and sophisticated bettors alike. Content is the lifeblood of the sportsbook world, driving traffic and generating revenue. Casinos and sportsbook operators should look for partners who possess the resources to not only capture digital and broadcast game transmissions, but also aggregate it and project it in real time through sophisticated monitors and speaker systems. Video or audio outages will cause patrons to take their money elsewhere so finding a provider who offers seamless, 24/7 content rendering is an absolute must.
Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, high-impact sportsbook experience, a sports bar vibe, casino digital signage, a set of quick-service betting kiosks, or any other sportsbook solution, an experienced casino audiovisual design and integration specialist can deliver exactly what you are looking for. An audiovisual design partner with certified system engineers and programmers, proficient installers and project managers, and dedicated sales specialists can see your project through from initial drawings and connectivity diagrams to final documentation and post-buildout maintenance.
A full-service AV partner will work with you in identifying the layout that matches your needs, budget, and available space. Technicians then select and implement the most advanced technology and components to bring this vision to reality. While large video walls will attract viewers and bettors, your supplier’s engineers should be equally focused on constructing a durable, high-capacity IT infrastructure that supports management and oddsmaking functions. Scalable video decoders, user-friendly, custom video wall and volume controls, real-time odds and statistical updates, backup power supplies, and other critical hardware components will ensure optimal sporting content delivery and viewer enjoyment.
McCann’s Commitment to the Casino Audiovisual Space
For more than 20 years, McCann has specialized in developing experiential audiovisual solutions in the gaming industry and pioneered numerous casino technology trends. McCann’s strength lies in flawlessly integrating high-capacity hardware and seamless, large-format screens that can be divided among multiple live feeds to bring fans all the action. Trailblazers in adapting direct-view LED, ultra-high-fidelity sound, custom mounting solutions, customizable video walls, and other advanced systems to the sports-betting industry, McCann Systems has transformed the Las Vegas sportsbook experience. From casino digital signage projects to elaborate sportsbook buildouts, McCann has paved the way for industry-leading casino AV projects.
Explore McCann Systems’ portfolio to learn more about the innovative, distinguished race and sports book projects we have brought to life.
Place a Bet on Nationwide Legal Sports Betting
Nationwide legal sports betting is fast becoming a reality. Casinos must move fast to ensure they claim their piece of the pie. One key for casinos and book operators is McCann’s ability to expand existing race and sports book spaces and build out gaming floor areas with minimal disruption. Existing operations can continue to function and earn revenue while our dedicated staff seamlessly integrates the complex infrastructure, experiential AV components, and user-friendly control systems.
Our technical sales team can address all aspects of your race and sports book buildout including:
- Budget Development
- Concept Development
- System Integration
- Hardware Architecture
- Content Management
- Data Integration
- Preventative Maintenance and Service Contracts
Contact McCann Systems to discuss this invaluable opportunity and how McCann can help your business get ahead of the game in nationwide legal sports betting