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Friday, July 10, 2020

MGM becomes official NBA gaming partner


Sports betting can now be legal in states, and the NBA and WNBA are taking advantage of that change.

The leagues have struck a deal with MGM to become their official gaming partner. ESPN’s Darren Rovell says the deal is worth $25 million over three years.

The league has been incrementally making these sorts of changes to bring in extra revenue. They’ve allowed small sponsor logos on jerseys, and now they have a gaming partner.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has not shied away from the sports betting issue since heading up the league, so this sort of deal is not a big surprise. He also has his eye on making some other big changes.

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