Looking forward to the future the NBA (National Basketball Association) has decided to become the first sports league to sign sports betting partner with MGM in Las Vegas. It will make MGM the NBA’s official gaming partner. It is a deal that never been seen before in the history. The pitch of the partnership between NBA and MGM comes on the heels of the United States Supreme Court’s May decision that ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional. It will open the door for sports gambling to be legalized across the country. The deal value has not been disclosed.
Changes that have will see in the future:-
- Sports Betting has been Legalized in Delaware, New Jersey, and Mississippi.
- MGM needs to maintain the integrity of the game
- Deal and ongoing negotiation with states that allow sports betting over called integrity fees
- The deal will help sports leagues to make more money
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said “ As the landscape for sports betting in the U.S continues to evolve at a rapid pace, MGM Resorts is a proven gaming leader for us to work with on this groundbreaking partnership. Our collaboration through the use of accurate, real-time NBA and WNBA data, and our collective efforts to maintain and enhance the integrity of our games”.
Silver also added “ Murren very well understood that there’s common interest in the entire industry in ensuring that there be an experience that’s one of integrity for all sports bettors regardless of what operator they happen to be doing business with.
At a Press conference, Silver revealed the designation “ the official gaming of the NBA is the only thing that makes the deal exclusive to MGM.