Retired Goalkeeper Tim Howard Is BetMGM’s Newest Brand Ambassador

betmgm sportsbook apple icon 150x150The World Cup is starting this Sunday, and it’s going to be a major one for fans across the world. As much as casual and experienced soccer fans will be keeping an eye on the event, it’s going to be massive for sports bettors. In the U.S. alone, bettors are expected to wager $1.8 billion throughout the tournament on different games, showing both the popularity of the event and the overall growth of the sports betting world.

With this in mind, a former soccer star from the United States is teaming up with one of the top names in mobile sports betting. Here’s what you need to know about the new partnership between BetMGM Sportsbook and retired goalie Tim Howard.

Tim Howard Teams Up With BetMGM Sportsbook

Retired U.S. soccer goalkeeper Tim Howard is the latest name to join the BetMGM family. Howard is the newest brand ambassador for the massive mobile sports betting app. This partnership goes beyond a standard marketing deal, as Howard’s addition marks the rollout of new free-to-play offerings from BetMGM Sportsbook focused on the upcoming World Cup.

With the tournament getting ready to start, BetMGM is offering some free-to-play bracket games, awarding $250,000 to anyone with a perfect bracket and $50,000 to the player with the most accurate bracket. Howard will also be featured in the free Penalty Kick Shootout Challenge game.

Howard was an ideal choice for the partnership with a long soccer career. In the MLS, Howard played from 1998 and 2003 for the New York Red Bulls and returned later for a 2016 to 2019 stint with the Colorado Rapids. 2018 saw him hit a personal best with 33 career starts throughout the year. The now-retired soccer star was named the Confederation of North, Central, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Goalkeeper of the Year for three years in a row from 2013 to 2015. He also helped lead the U.S. to a CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007.

The new BetMGM deal makes even more sense when you consider that Howard has his name in World Cup history. In a 2014 matchup against Belgium, Howard totaled 16 saves to break the record for the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history.

About BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM Sportsbook has quickly become one of the top online sports betting apps in the industry. The online betting app from MGM Resorts International is available in all the major betting markets across the U.S., such as New York, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, and Michigan. Plus, the online sportsbook is expanding into some brand new markets that are launching soon with the expected release of both BetMGM Maryland and BetMGM Ohio. BetMGM offers bets on a wide range of different sporting events, from the the World Cup tournament and NFL games to handball and badminton matches.

In addition to its robust sports betting offerings, the platform has also expanded into iGaming with BetMGM Casino Online. Howard is the latest in a growing list of brand ambassadors for BetMGM, which includes Jamie Foxx, Connor McDavid, Vanessa Hudgens, Kevin Garnett, Wayne Gretzky, Marshawn Lynch, and Jerry Ferrera.

Anthony Elio is the Lead Writer for LINEUPS.com, focusing on sports betting, online casino gaming, and horse racing. He covers state betting handles, sportsbook partnerships, operator news, and NHL picks. Outside of his work with LINEUPS, Elio has also written for Daily Fantasy Cafe, Innovation & Tech Today, Krazy Coupon Lady, and Residential Tech Today.

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