Raiders Name BetMGM as an Official Sports Betting Partner
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The Las Vegas Raiders announced Thursday that BetMGM is now an official sports betting partner, extending an existing multiyear partnership between MGM Resorts and the Raiders.
It’s the third agreement between BetMGM and an NFL team. The sportsbook announced previous deals with the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions.
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This is the third NFL sports betting announcement by a team in as many days as the Philadelphia Eagles announced a deal with FOX Bet on Tuesday and the New York Giants partnered with DraftKings on Wednesday.
“We are pleased to add BetMGM to the MGM Resorts partnership portfolio,” Raiders President Marc Badain said in a news release. “The addition of BetMGM will open new levels of engagement for Raiders fans and guests of Allegiant Stadium.”
The Raiders (1-0) open Allegiant Stadium on Monday night when they play host to the New Orleans Saints (1-0). MGM Resorts is the presenting sponsor of the Raiders’ home opener.
This is the first season the Raiders are playing in Vegas after their move from Oakland was approved by the NFL in March 2017. Las Vegas beat the Carolina Panthers 34-30 in its opening game in Charlotte.
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About the Partnership
Along with being an official partner of the Raiders, MGM Resorts is a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium, according to the news release. It has branding throughout the stadium, including in-stadium signage, a private MGM Club and an MGM Resorts VIP entrance.
BetMGM will provide educational information about its app to Raiders fans in Nevada who can register for the app, available on iOS and Android, at any MGM Resorts Sportbook in Las Vegas, according to a news release.
“We’re thrilled that BetMGM is the first Official Sports Betting Partner of The Las Vegas Raiders,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in the release. “This new partnership complements what is already a wonderful and rewarding relationship with MGM Resorts and the Raiders and we look forward to introducing Raiders fans to the excitement of sports betting with BetMGM.”
BetMGM has a similar deal with the Denver Broncos. It was announced on July 9. The BetMGM-Lions deal was announced on Sept. 3.