Today marks the occasion that the Las Vegas Raiders, who compete in the NFL, has partnered with online sportsbook operator BetMGM, to become the teams official sports betting partner.
The Las Vegas Raiders, originally based in Oakland, California, play their home games at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.
This deal marks a momentous moment in the history of both the NFL franchise and the US bookmaker, which is a joint venture of MGM Resorts and GVC.
According to reports, the deal will enable the betting operator to become a prominent brand in the club and will provide access to sporting events to wager on and educational information about betting and gambling.
Residents within Nevada will be able to bet on a range of sporting events on their mobile devices, including their beloved Raiders.
The next fixture scheduled for the Las Vegas Raiders is the 22nd September 2020 as they take on the New Orleans Saints.
Bill Hornbuckle of MGM Resorts shared his thoughts on the partnership:
“All of us at MGM Resorts are proud to welcome the Raiders and the NFL to Las Vegas. We look forward to providing Raiders fans a world-class sports betting and entertainment experience, both in our BetMGM Sportsbooks and digitally, through the BetMGM mobile app.”
In addition to becoming the teams official gaming partner, MGM Resorts is a partner of the Raiders’ home ground; Allegiant Stadium, in which it will feature its branding across the stadium with signage and also promote a new MGM Resorts VIP entrance on the building’s west side.
Marc Badain, Raiders President said:
“We are pleased to add BetMGM to the MGM Resorts partnership portfolio. The addition of BetMGM will open new levels of engagement for Raiders fans and guests of Allegiant Stadium.”
What’s more, Allegiant Stadium will open a private MGM club, giving fans the ultimate game viewing experience and VIP treatment with the use of a luxury lounge, premium bar and supreme seating.
Adam Greenblatt of BetMGM concluded:
“We’re thrilled that BetMGM is the first Official Sports Betting Partner of The Las Vegas Raiders.
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.”