As the NBA announced on Tuesday, MGM Resorts International has become the league’s official gambling partner.
Τhis is the first-ever partnership between a betting company and a major sports league in the United States.
As part of the deal, MGM will use the league’s official data on its betting platform and will work with the NBA to detect and prevent fraud and game-fixing.
MGM will also have the right to use the NBA and WNBA marks and team logos and it will work on a marketing plan with the league.
The Commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, said the league’s “collaboration will result in the best possible gaming and entertainment experience for consumers through the use of accurate, real-time NBA and WNBA data, and our collective efforts to maintain and enhance the integrity of our games.”