Online gambling provider BetMGM Sportsbook announced that it is now the Cincinnati Reds’ official sports betting partner.
The new relationship will strengthen BetMGM’s presence on Ohio’s online gambling scene ahead of the state’s legalized sports betting launch, which is scheduled to occur on Jan. 1, 2023.
BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said via release:
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our plans to create the most entertaining and dynamic sports betting experiences in Ohio. Through our relationships with the Reds and MGM Northfield Park, we look forward to bringing unique BetMGM content to Ohio’s passionate sports fans.”
Cincinnati Reds Choose BetMGM As Sports Betting Partner
The multi-year contract contains plans to open a BetMGM Sportsbook at Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds’ home stadium.
The retail sportsbook will be in the space currently serving as the Machine Room restaurant on the northeast side of Great American Ball Park. The new place will allow supporters to watch and bet on games all year.
This will be BetMGM’s second sportsbook at a Major League Baseball stadium, with the first one being Nationals Park in Washington D.C. which opened in January 2022.
The agreement will also involve BetMGM signage at Great American Ball Park, including a permanent outfield wall sign, messaging behind home plate and a branded foul line during select games.
BetMGM will have its own suite and club seats at the stadium. The sportsbook also plans to offer a VIP experience for fans, including on-field access for batting practice.
A brand that fits high-customer standards
Doug Healy, Cincinnati Reds’ chief financial officer added:
“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.”
Thanks to the newly signed agreement, Reds fans will have access to the BetMGM Sportsbook app offering. It includes a user-friendly mobile gaming experience with the opportunity to customize pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay wagers.
The announcement comes “on the heels” of BetMGM extending its relationship with MLB as an official sports betting partner. Since becoming MLB’s first official gaming and entertainment partner in 2018, MGM Resorts and BetMGM have continued to grow their devotion to baseball.