There’s a flurry of official betting deals in the sports world today, bringing together the leading names in the industry. These partnerships are not just one-offs; they’re massive portfolios of extensive relationships. DraftKings, for example, has announced a variety of deals and increased its presence in multiple states.
Legal sports betting in Arizona
Legal sports betting in Arizona is now possible online. The state passed legislation in January 2020 that allows the legal operation of sports betting on online gaming sites. By the start of the NFL season in 2021, online sports betting sites will be available to anyone in the state. Currently, Arizona residents are required to be at least 21 years old to bet on sports.
In the past, sports betting in Arizona required a trip to Nevada to place a bet. However, it’s now legal to place your bets online through a regulated sportsbook. The state also allows people to wager on daily fantasy sports. In addition, sports betting apps are allowed in Arizona for residents who are 21 years old and a resident of the state.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver
A recent Supreme Court decision overturned the federal ban on sports betting. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses the decision and how it could lead to greater transparency, integrity and business opportunities. The commissioner recently spoke with WSJ reporter Jason Gay at the Future of Everything Festival in New York. The decision could have a big impact on how the league regulates and supervises betting.
On the same episode of NBA Countdown, Silver addressed the situation of WNBA star Brittney Griner. The NBA commissioner discussed the situation and the reaction to the situation. The WNBA star had been held in Russia for 110 days. The situation sparked controversy and issues with the league’s partnership with China. The Chinese government reacted negatively to the controversy, but Silver defended Morey and said he was entitled to express himself.
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren
The announcement came on the same day that MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren resigned from his position. Murren has overseen the largest casino company in the world for the past 12 years. His leadership has helped the company overcome multiple challenges, including the Mandalay Bay shooting. The company was awarded $800 million in settlement money after the shooting. He also has been instrumental in developing the company’s portfolio through acquisitions and construction. The MGM National Harbor project was completed in Maryland under his watch. It cost $1.2 billion to complete.
Murren has played a major role in forming partnerships with companies like the NFL, NBA, and UFC. He also backed the creation of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights, which play in the T-Mobile Arena. Murren also supported the relocation of the NFL Raiders to Las Vegas.
DraftKings as MLB partner
With the expansion of their partnership, DraftKings and MLB have increased the level of innovation for fans. Together, they will provide unique prize packages and new content related to games. The partnership will also give DraftKings rights to use MLB Club and team logos in their promotional marketing and DFS products. The two companies also plan to increase integration at MLB events such as All-Star Week.
DraftKings, which has been around since 2012, has recently expanded its partnership with Major League Baseball. The partnership is aimed at driving the growth of in-game wagering on MLB games. The company will now have access to official MLB betting data. In addition, it will gain rights to use MLB’s trademarks and logos.