The first Majestic Princess passenger placed a bet at sea using the new Ocean Sportsbook app. The app is part of Princess Cruises' MedallionClass experience.
Princess revealed the launch of Ocean Sportsbook earlier this year, calling it a cruise ship first.
Mark Wilson, Arrivia's vice president of product strategy for cruises and tours, placed the bet while on a Majestic Princess sailing out of Los Angeles.
Princess guests can use the MedallionClass app to wager on sports competitions when the ship is either in international waters or someplace where such bets are legal. Guests can also place futures bets.
Princess said that Ocean Sportsbook, accessible on all Princess ships in service, is enabled by MedallionNet elite level bandwidth, a real-time connection that gives guests the opportunity "to bet on major sports competitions like professional and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as a wide variety of other exciting domestic and international events."
The new sportsbook is part of Ocean Casino, a digital experience that lets passengers place bets from anywhere on the ship on games such as blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno and lottery.