Station Casinos Debuts STN Sports App with Limited Rollout
Station Casinos has partnered with American gambling tech provider GAN to field trial its new STN Sports sportsbook platform at its Nevada casinos.
Station Casinos is a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, who operate various casinos and retail sportsbooks in Nevada. Most recently, Station launched the locals-oriented Durango Casino in east Las Vegas.
This new agreement sees the rollout of GAN’s STN Sports across the Station Casino portfolio, catalyzed by the certification of GAN’s GameStack 2.0 sportsbook platform. Eventually, the app will fully replace the existing STN Mobile platform, bringing mobile and retail betting under one STN Sports brand.
Nevada mobile sports betting is legal, but players first have to sign up in-person at a retail sportsbook or casino venue.
Pending the success of these field trials at its casinos, plans are in place for Station Casinos to integrate the existing kiosk-style sports betting with the new mobile app. This would allow bettors to prepare their bets on the STN Sports app and then activate them at a kiosk, a system already offered by several competing Nevada sportsbooks.
“The arrival of the all-new STN Sports App, powered by GAN, brings an enhanced and personalized wagering experience for our guests,” said Jason McCormick, VP of race and sports at Station.
“We look forward to continuing the rollout of our enhanced mobile product and introducing additional wagering options for our guests in the coming month.”
Leadership Changes and Expansion
The launch of the STN Sports platform in Nevada’s local market coincides with a period of transition at GAN.
“We’re very excited to finally launch our platform in the Las Vegas locals’ market,” said GAN interim CEO Seamus McGill.
“We expect a successful launch as locals experience the innovative and cutting-edge experience that our platform brings.”
McGill’s tenure as interim CEO continues as the company searches for a permanent replacement, with David Goldberg taking over as Chair. This change is part of a broader shakeup at GAN, which is in the process of being acquired by Japanese video and gambling game maker Sega Sammy in a $107 million deal.
“We are very grateful to have a premier partner like Station Casinos, who have an unrivaled reputation in the Nevada market. We look forward to serving their guests and bringing a fun, safe, and game-changing player experience,” said McGill.
Station, meanwhile, is also undergoing a transition under Red Rock Resorts. Red Rock, owned by the billionaire brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, has ambitious plans for expansion across Nevada and further afield.
It has announced it plans to double in size and revenue by the end of 2030, tapping into the booming Las Vegas market. The burgeoning Nevada sports betting scene and STS Sports set to play a role in that growth.
Station owns to 50-acre plots in the Las Vegas suburbs of Henderson and Skye Canyon. It plans to build locals-oriented casinos, as well as its recent launch of the Durango.
STN Sports Rollout
The new STN Sports app will also be available through a desktop or mobile website, but not just yet. For the moment, prospective players are limited to the mobile app on both Google and iOS App Stores.
Customers with a previous STS Mobile account can transfer their accounts and wallets over to the new app in one tap once signed in.
The full app launch will need one further step of approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which is expected to come in early 2024. Pending that approval, the STN Sports app will roll out all those new features across the year.