January 11, 2021 Sports Betting, Online, Land-Based

BetMGM inks multi-year partnership with Washington Nationals


Deal includes first BetMGM sportsbook connected to a stadium.

BetMGM and the Washington Nationals on Monday unveiled a multi-year, exclusive partnership.

The deal includes the opening of a BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park and the launch of a mobile app within the permitted area around the Park. The two parties said there also will be fan-focused campaigns and co-branding opportunities.

MGM Resorts is the Official Gaming Partner of Major League Baseball.

The Nationals said the newly created BetMGM Sportsbook will be located in the space currently serving as Center Field Social, across Center Field Plaza from the Nationals Team Store. It will not be accessible by fans while they are in attendance at a Nationals game, but fans will be able to place bets via BetMGM’s mobile app.

BetMGM branding will be featured inside Nationals Park, as well as on the team’s social media and digital platforms, the Nats added.

“The Nationals are thrilled to expand our strong partnership with MGM Resorts into the sports betting realm,” Alan Gottlieb, COO of Lerner Sports Group, said in a statement. “As our official sports betting partner, the BetMGM mobile app will enable our fans to engage with the game in new and exciting ways.”

Matt Prevost, chief revenue officer, BetMGM, added, “This new partnership with the Nationals is our most in-depth partnership with a team and showcases the multitude of ways we’re able to engage fans in and out of stadiums.”

Jorge Perez, president & COO, MGM National Harbor, said, “I can’t think of a better extension to MGM National Harbor’s long-standing partnership with the Washington Nationals. Fans will have the opportunity to experience America’s pastime in the most innovative and exciting way possible.”

BetMGM is live in 11 states and said it expects to launch its mobile sportsbook in Virginia in the near future, pending regulatory approval.

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