BetMGM has expanded its sports betting app into Washington DC courtesy of a partnership with the Washington Nationals, designating the wagering and digital gaming entertainment entity as the only mobile sports betting app available at Nationals Park.
This forms part of a multi-year collaboration inked with the MLB franchise in January 2021, which also includes a retail BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park that is scheduled to open later this year.
“Launching in Washington DC at Nationals Park sets the stage for our plans to expand BetMGM within the region, as we’ve already seen great success in Virginia,” commented Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM.
“The Washington Nationals have been a fantastic partner, committed to innovating the in-stadium fan experience, and we’re looking forward to opening our retail sportsbook at the stadium later this year.”
The BetMGM app is now available for download on both iOS and Android in Washington DC. While the app can be accessed throughout the district, due to local restrictions, to successfully place mobile wagers, users will need to be within a two-block radius of Nationals Park.
“As our official sports betting partner, BetMGM further enhances the greatest in-venue fan experience in Washington DC through its state-of-the-art entertainment products and services,” said Alan Gottlieb, COO of Lerner Sports Group.
“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.”
BetMGM’s integration with MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards program allows Nationals fans the opportunity to redeem their gameplay for experiences at the group’s properties across the country, including Borgata in New Jersey, Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Jorge Perez, president and COO at MGM National Harbor, added: “As a leader in delivering monumental experiences, today is a very exciting day for MGM National Harbor.
“This becomes the first of many offerings we are developing to seamlessly connect sports and entertainment across the DMV, providing fans with unique opportunities to interact with our world-class resort and casino.”