BetMGM Expands Sports Betting Amenities With Washington Nationals, Becomes U.S. Authorized Gaming Operator of the Professional Fighters League
BetMGM has expanded its sports betting app into Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Washington Nationals, making BetMGM the only mobile sports betting app available at Nationals Park. In addition, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has designated BetMGM as a U.S. Authorized Gaming Operator.
The news is part of BetMGM’s multi-year, exclusive partnership with the Washington Nationals, which also includes a retail BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park, scheduled to open later this year.
“Launching in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park sets the stage for our plans to expand BetMGM within the region, as we’ve already seen great success in Virginia,” says 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, D.C. 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. BetMGM’s gaming platform will provide Nationals fans a unique opportunity to enhance their game day experience and bring them closer to the action on the field.
“As our official sports betting partner, BetMGM further enhances the greatest in-venue fan experience in Washington, D.C. through its state-of-the-art entertainment products and services,” says Alan Gottlieb, Chief Operating Office 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 D.C. 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 world-class experiences at MGM Resorts properties nationwide, including Borgata in New Jersey, Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and MGM National Harbor in Maryland, just across the river.
“As a leader in delivering monumental experiences, today is a very exciting day for MGM National Harbor,” says Jorge Perez, President & COO, 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.”
Professional Fighters League
As part of the partnership, BetMGM will also have rights to PFL logos and marks as well as VIP events and will be offering BetMGM users unique PFL related promotions.
“We’re excited to partner with BetMGM to evolve our premium betting experiences for the millions of passionate sports fans across the country ahead of PFL 4 on June 10th,” says PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “Our fighters are facing win-or-go-home matchups in the remaining Regular Season events and expanding our sports betting offerings delivers another thrilling component to our league.”
The Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA company in the world. With the addition of world-class talent – from elite fighters to established business executives – and partnering with industry-leading brands such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, GEICO, CarParts.com and Socios, the PFL continues to accelerate its global expansion. Sports fans across more than 160 countries around the world will be able to tune in to PFL 4 and witness the action on June 10th in Atlantic City, NJ.
“The upcoming PFL slate is phenomenal,” says Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM. “We look forward to offering fans exciting opportunities to get in on the action with unique PFL promotions on BetMGM.”