(October 10th, 2022) – BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, today announced the company is now an Official Sports Betting Partner of the Cincinnati Reds. The new relationship strengthens BetMGM’s presence in Ohio ahead of the state’s scheduled launch of legalized sports betting on January 1, 2023.
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our plans to create the most entertaining and dynamic sports betting experiences in Ohio,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Through our relationships with the Reds and MGM Northfield Park, we look forward to bringing unique BetMGM content to Ohio’s passionate sports fans.”
The multi-year agreement includes plans to open a retail BetMGM Sportsbook at Great American Ball Park. The BetMGM Sportsbook will be in the space currently serving as the Machine Room restaurant on the northeast side of Great American Ball Park. It will only be accessible from outside the ticketed areas of the ballpark via the arena plaza level entrance. The new venue will allow fans to watch and wager on games all year long.
This marks BetMGM’s second sportsbook at a Major League Baseball stadium, joining the BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park in Washington DC which opened in January 2022.
BetMGM signage will be prominently featured at Great American Ball Park, including a permanent outfield wall sign, messaging behind home plate, and a branded foul line during select games. BetMGM, which will have its own suite and club seats at the stadium, also plans to curate VIP experiences for its fans including on-field access during batting practice.
Doug Healy, Cincinnati Reds Chief Financial Officer, said, “With sports gaming coming to Ohio, the Reds sought to bring the highest quality operator to our ballpark for those fans who choose to participate in sports gaming. BetMGM is renowned for their expertise in entertainment and sports gaming, and we believe their brand best fits our high customer standards and will also help draw visitors to our city.”
Reds fans will have access to the BetMGM Sportsbook app offering a user-friendly mobile gaming experience, providing the opportunity to customize pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay wagers.
Today’s news comes on the heels of BetMGM extending its relationship with Major League Baseball as an Official Sports Betting partner. Since becoming MLB’s first-ever Official Gaming Partner and Entertainment Partner in 2018, MGM Resorts and BetMGM have continued to grow their commitment to baseball.
As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.
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