Baltimore Ravens Announce Partnership with BetMGM
The Baltimore Ravens and BetMGM have announced an official partnership going forward in Maryland. With Maryland sports betting officially being signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan yesterday, many expect to see several partnerships announced over the coming days.
This news means that BetMGM will be present and M&T Bank Stadium and the Ravens’ digital platforms. There will also be special promotions for Baltimore Ravens fans on BetMGM Sportsbook, a nice little bonus for using the teams’ official betting partner.
One of the cooler parts of the announcement is a unique private suite that BetMGM will run at M&T Bank stadium. We may see something similar to the betting lounge that BetMGM runs at Mile High Stadium in Denver, home of the Broncos.
BetMGM and NFL Teams
It was interesting to see that BetMGM was not one of the official three betting partners that the NFL announced a couple of months ago. Those partnerships went to DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars. The reason that this was odd is due to the fact that BetMGM already had an existing relationship with so many NFL teams. As mentioned above, BetMGM has a partnership and lounge in Denver with the Broncos. BetMGM is also the official betting partner of the New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions, and Pittsburgh Steelers. That is a majority of the NFL franchises that reside in states with online sports betting.
Now, BetMGM adds the Baltimore Ravens to that long list of official betting partnerships. This is a massive plus as NFL teams carry with them a ton of weight when it comes to legitimacy. By tying the BetMGM brand to so many NFL teams, BetMGM is giving itself a ton of validity and authority in the betting scene. BetMGM will also be able to reel in a lot of Ravens fans due to the special deals that it can offer.
According to quotes provided by The Baltimore Sun, the Ravens seemed to have sought out a partner that would make sure to offer unique promotions. “When we began the process of carefully identifying partners in the field of sports betting, and digital gaming, one of our top priorities was finding unique ways for Ravens fans to further engage with the team,” said Kevin Rochlitz, the chief sales officer of the Ravens.
Further confirming this belief, Rochlitz would go on to say BetMGM will be providing a “specialized entertainment experience.” This is something that we have seen in the past with BetMGM. The Pittsburgh Steelers partnership brought with it a lottery to win VIP Season tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers, among other promotions.
A Boost for BetMGM
Another plus for this partnership is the fact that MGM Resorts International, the majority stakeholder in BetMGM, already runs a casino in Maryland. The casino, MGM National Harbor, resides in Forest Heights and will most likely offer a BetMGM retail sportsbook.
Maryland is setting itself up to be a massive sports betting state with extremely bettor-friendly laws. BetMGM is doing a fantastic job of securing deals and making sure it is one of the leaders in sports betting for Maryland.