BetMGM has secured a multi-year, exclusive partnership with Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, which will see the opening of a sportsbook connected to Nationals Park.
In addition to this, the collaboration will feature the launch of a mobile app within the permitted area around the Park, as well as fan-focused campaigns and co-branding opportunities.
The BetMGM sportsbook will provide a viewing and sports betting experience that complements the existing experience at the MGM National Harbor Dugout Club, an eight-seat sports box located on the field adjacent to the team dugout.
The newly created offering will be located in the space currently serving as Center Field Social, across Center Field Plaza from the Nationals Team Store. It will not be accessible by fans while they are in attendance at a Nationals game, but they will be able to place bets via BetMGM’s mobile app.
“The Nationals are thrilled to expand our strong partnership with MGM Resorts into the sports betting realm,” said Alan Gottlieb, chief operating officer of Lerner Sports Group.
“As our official sports betting Partner, BetMGM will further enhance the greatest in-venue fan experience in Washington DC through its state-of-the-art entertainment products and services.
“The BetMGM mobile app will enable our fans to engage with the game in new and exciting ways, while the BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park will provide Nationals fans and the DC community with a first-class gathering place to celebrate their passion for sports together.”
Furthermore, under the terms of the partnership, BetMGM branding will be featured inside Nationals Park as well as on the team’s social media and digital platforms. BetMGM and the Nationals will also create exclusive benefits for members of each partner’s loyalty program: MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards and Red Carpet Rewards.
Jorge Perez, president & COO of MGM National Harbor, noted: “I can’t think of a better extension to MGM National Harbor’s long-standing partnership with the Washington Nationals.
“Fans will have the opportunity to experience America’s pastime in the most innovative and exciting way possible. We are thrilled to continue bringing world-class entertainment to the DMV.”
MGM, which is the official gaming partner of the MLB, currently sees BetMGM, its joint venture with Entain, live in 11 states, with Virginia set to follow in the near future.
Matt Prevost, chief revenue officer at BetMGM, explained: “This new partnership with the Nationals is our most in-depth partnership with a team and showcases the multitude of ways we’re able to engage fans in and out of stadiums. We’re extremely excited to work together to create unique experiences for Nationals fans and the broader DC metro area during and after games.”