The Washington Nationals has announced a multi-year, exclusive partnership with BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Entain.
The partnership will see the opening of a BetMGM sportsbook connected to Nationals Park and the launch of a mobile app within the permitted area around the Park, as well as fan-focused campaigns and co-branding opportunities.
The sportsbook will provide a luxury viewing and sports betting experience that complements the existing experience at the MGM National Harbor Dugout Club, an eight-seat premier luxury sports box located on the field adjacent to the team dugout.
Alan Gottlieb, COO of Lerner Sports Group, said: “The Nationals are thrilled to expand our strong partnership with MGM Resorts into the sports betting realm. 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 D.C. community with a first-class gathering place to celebrate their passion for sports together.”
The newly created sportsbook 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 fans will be able to place bets via BetMGM’s mobile app.
As the official sports betting partner of the Washington Nationals, BetMGM branding will be featured inside Nationals Park as well as on the team’s social media and digital platforms. The partnership will also create exclusive benefits for members of each partner’s loyalty program: MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards and Red Carpet Rewards.
Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM, added: “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 D.C. metro area during and after games.”
Jorge Perez, President and COO, MGM National Harbor, commented: “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.”
BetMGM is live in 11 states and is hopeful to launch its mobile sportsbook in Virginia soon, pending regulatory approval. MGM Resorts is the official gaming partner of Major League Baseball.