The 2022 NFL season is almost here! It’s easily the top sports betting time of year, with bettors signing up for new online sportsbooks and placing bets on the kickoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, the Sunday Night Football clash of the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Week 1 finale between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The beginning of the pro football season will be especially interesting this year as New York, Louisiana, Ontario, and now Kansas have all legalized sports wagering in 2022.
With the new season ready to get rolling and mobile sports betting continuing to grow across the country, one of the top teams in the league has just reached a partnership with a popular sports betting operator. Here’s what you need to know about the new deal between the Kansas City Chiefs and BetMGM Sportsbook Online.
BetMGM Sportsbook is Now an Official Sports Betting Partner of the Kansas City Chiefs
While the U.S. is home to plenty of different mobile sportsbooks, BetMGM Online Sportsbook has become one of the most popular. The sports wagering app from Roar Digital and MGM Resorts International is celebrated for its wide range of different sporting events to wager on, well-designed mobile interface, and excellent new user bonus.
With BetMGM Sportsbook rolling out in the state of Kansas, the platform has reached a partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the most popular sports teams in the state. The deal between BetMGM Sportsbook and the Kansas City Chiefs is over multiple years and makes BetMGM one of the initial wagering partners for the team. The deal will see more promotions and giveaways through the Chiefs, as well as advertising throughout GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, where the team plays its home games.
This is hardly the only betting partnership BetMGM Sportsbook has made, as it’s also teamed up with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, and numerous other teams. It will be interesting to see if this leads to more partnerships between BetMGM Online Sportsbook and popular Kansas sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals and Sporting Kansas City.
BetMGM announced today it has entered into a multi-year agreement to serve as an official sports betting partner of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs play in Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri, which could not reach an agreement on a sports betting bill this year.
— RLinnehanXL (@RLinnehanXl) September 1, 2022
The Kansas Sports Betting Market Has Launched!
News of the deal between the Kansas City Chiefs and BetMGM Sportsbook came on the same day that Kansas officially rolled out legal sports betting. Plenty of BetMGM’s top competitors are now active in the state, such as FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook.
With all of these platforms available in the state and the NFL season getting ready to kick off on September 8th, 2022, the first month of Kansas sports betting could see a major betting handle.
🚨 Interesting Kansas note 🚨
81% of bets in Kansas are on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl 👀 pic.twitter.com/GOyTNuEFfU
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) September 1, 2022
Kansas City Chiefs 2022 Season Outlook
The Kansas City Chiefs return as one of the top teams in the NFL in 2022, with some of the shortest odds to win the Super Bowl right now. As long as head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are on the same team, the Chiefs will continue to attract big bets.
Although Kansas City lost key pieces such as star wide receiver Tyreek Hill and veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu in the offseason, fans are still confident that the team can compete in a competitive AFC conference. The road back to the Super Bowl definitely won’t be easy, as the division rival Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Los Angeles Chargers have all improved in the offseason.