Major League Baseball has become the newest U.S. sports league to partner with a gaming operator on Tuesday. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced a multi-year deal with MGM Resorts International, which designates MGM as the first official gaming and entertainment partner of MLB. MGM sportsbooks will begin to utilize baseball’s official statistics feed and have access to enhanced stats on an exclusive basis. In addition, MLB intellectual property, like league and team logos, will appear in MGM advertising and at the company’s sportsbooks. MGM also will have a presence at the All-Star Game and World Series.
MLB is the third major U.S. professional sports league to partner with MGM, following the NBA in June and NHL in October. As part of the deal, MLB and MGM will work together on responsible gaming measures and efforts to protect game integrity. The partnership will extend internationally to Japan, where MGM will have a presence at grassroots baseball events.
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