In the United States and the BetMGM retail and online sports wagering brand has announced the signing of an agreement that has seen it become the official sportsbetting partner of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds franchise.
The concern of American casino operator MGM Resorts International and British iGaming behemoth Entain used an official Monday press release to detail that the arrangement with the Cincinnati-based team was inked in advance of the coming launch of online and land-based sportsbetting for punters in the state of Ohio. BetMGM declared that the alliance is destined to see its branding feature ‘prominently’ within the team’s Great American Ball Park home while moreover giving it a ‘suite and club seats’ inside the 43,500-seat facility from where it intends to ‘curate VIP experiences for fans including on-field access during batting practice’.
Adam Greenblatt serves as the Chief Executive Officer for BetMGM and he used the press release to explain that the multi-year alliance will also allow it to open a self-branded retail sportsbook inside the 19-year-old Great American Ball Park venue. The experienced executive disclosed that this addition is to give fans the ability to watch sporting events and place wagers all year long while only being accessible from the outside of ticketed areas via an arena plaza level entrance.
Read a statement from Greenblatt…
“This announcement marks the beginning of our plans to create the most entertaining and dynamic sportsbetting experiences in Ohio. Through our relationships with the Cincinnati Reds and MGM Northfield Park, we look forward to bringing unique BetMGM content to Ohio’s passionate sports fans.”
The MGM Northfield Park racino near the northern Ohio city of Cleveland is operated by BetMGM’s Las Vegas-headquartered MGM Resorts International parent while this latest alliance comes only three months after the sportsbetting brand extended its existing relationship with Major League Baseball. This deal additionally follows the January opening of an analogous retail sportsbook within the Washington Nationals’ 41,000-seat Nationals Park stadium.
For his part and the Chief Financial Officer for the Cincinnati Reds, Doug Healy, proclaimed that this fresh arrangement is to furthermore allow fans of his National League professional baseball side ‘to customize pre-game, live in-play, future and parlay wagers’ via the mobile-friendly sportsbetting app from BetMGM.
A statement from Healy read…
“With sportsbetting coming to Ohio, the Cincinnati Reds sought to bring the highest quality operator to our ballpark for those fans who choose to participate in sportsbetting. BetMGM is renowned for its expertise in entertainment and sportsbetting and and we believe its brand best fits our high customer standards and will also help draw visitors to our city.”