NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has become the latest sports league in the United States on Tuesday to join & # 39; betting operator. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced multi-year agreement with & # 39; MGM Resorts International.
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The association MGM designate as the first official betting partner of MLB and entertainment. Betting on sports betting MGM will be using official baseball statistics and will have access to improved statistics exclusively. Moreover, the intellectual property of MLB, as the league and team logos, featured in advertising MGM and company bookmakers. MGM will also have a presence at the All-Star Games and in the World Series.
The financial terms were not disclosed.
Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court, the sport will cross a new frontier potential & # 39; profitable, exciting, mysterious and confusing.
The Supreme Court decision to legalize betting in the United States was necessary and, in the long term, be more positive than negative for one of the pillars of the country's economy.
The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, who was in favor of legalized sports game, said Monday that the Supreme Court decision of doubling the value of professional sports franchises in second place.
"We are pleased to partner with & # 39; MGM Resorts International, clear industry leader in sports games, to work together to provide innovative experiences for baseball fans and MGM customers', said Manfred f & # 39; a statement announcing the agreement. . "Our partnership with & # 39; MGM us ninnigaw this evolving space with & # 39; responsible manner, and look & # 39; forward to the opportunities for fans to participate in the future."
MLB is the third professional sports league in the United States to join & # 39; MGM, after the NBA in & # 39; June and the NHL in & # 39; October. It continues to change in the American sports scene.
F & # 39; May, the Supreme Court of the USA. UU annulled the Law of Protection of Amateur and Professional Sports 1992, a federal statute that had limited sports betting sponsored by the state mainly to Nevada. Since that decision, the regulated betting houses opened in & # 39; Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
"We look forward to going in & # 39; this historic partnership with MLB," added the President and Chief Executive Officer & # 39; Jim Murren, MGM Resorts in the statement. "We are thrilled to create new and unique experience for baseball fans." Entertainment and technology & # 39; world class & # 39; MGM Resorts plus & # 39; data MLB will continue to transform rapidly changing industry, this partnership further enhances the importance of & # 39; the GVC our JV, well established and MGM Resorts playMGM as the market leader in & # 39; & # 39 societies, major professional sports leagues. "
PlayMGM is the platform of the company's mobile games.
As part of the agreement, MLB and MGM will work together on measures & # 39; responsible gaming and efforts to protect the integrity of the game.
The association will be expanded internationally to Japan, where MGM will be present in baseball events.