BetMGM Sportsbook is continuing to grow in the world of sports betting, as evidenced by the recent news that the mobile betting site will be the new main wagering partner for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. BetMGM replaces PoinsBet Sportsbook, the previous betting sponsor of Sunday Night Football that will still collaborate with the channel in a number of other ways.
With the sponsorship deal between BetMGM Sportsbook and the primetime football showcase, the online sportsbook will look to continue competing against big names like DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, and FanDuel Sportsbook. This isn’t the only major change that’s happened to Sunday Night Football recently, as the football media landscape has seen plenty of movement this past year. Here’s everything you need to know about BetMGM’s new deal with Sunday Night Football.
BetMGM Sportsbook Partners With Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football just got a brand new sports betting partner. BetMGM, one of the top sports betting operators in the industry, will be the new main sports betting sponsor for primetime Sunday NFL games. According to Gambling News, the deal is fairly short-term, starting this season and ending after the 2023 NFL season. However, it’s possible that the two sides will come to a new deal for the 2024 regular season and beyond.
In addition to BetMGM Sportsbook, MGM Resorts International has also rolled out BetMGM Casino for fans of iGaming. However, unlike DraftKings and FanDuel, BetMGM doesn’t offer a daily fantasy sports platform. The mobile betting app is available in a wide range of different areas with legal sports betting, such as Michigan, New York, Colorado, and Arizona.
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PointsBet Sportsbook No Longer Main SNF Betting Sponsor
BetMGM replaces PointsBet Sportsbook, another popular sports betting site originating from Australia. Although PointsBet is no longer the main sports betting sponsor for SNF, it appears as though the betting platform is still involved with NBC.
In fact, PointsBet will be more active in the NBC streaming service Peacock, which broadcasts such sports as Premier League, professional golf, MLB, and cycling. Additionally, PointsBet will collaborate with NBC on regional sporting event broadcasts.
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Not the First Sunday Night Football Shakeup
As evidenced by the sponsorship shakeup, changes have become commonplace for Sunday Night Football. Although the weekly NFL showcase typically featured Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth announcing the game, Michaels departed for Amazon, which just recently broadcasted the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. While Collinsworth is still on the Sunday Night Football broadcast, he is now joined by experienced sportscaster Mike Tirico.
Sunday Night Football kicked off the 2022 regular season with a clash between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys, with Tom Brady and the Bucs cruising to an easy victory. This was followed by a divisional matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, in which Green Bay once again dominated the Bears. Week 3 will hopefully have a bit more drama, as the San Francisco 49ers head to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos. The 49ers are currently one-point favorites on BetMGM Sportsbook with a point total of 45.5.