BetMGM has become an Official Sports Betting Partner of the Cincinnati Reds. The new relationship strengthens BetMGM’s presence in Ohio ahead of the state’s scheduled launch of legalized sports betting on January 1, 2023.
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our plans to create the most entertaining and dynamic sports betting experiences in Ohio. Through our relationships with the Reds and MGM Northfield Park, we look forward to bringing unique BetMGM content to Ohio’s passionate sports fans,” Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, said.
The multi-year agreement includes plans to open a retail BetMGM Sportsbook at Great American Ball Park. The BetMGM Sportsbook will be in the space currently serving as the Machine Room restaurant on the northeast side of Great American Ball Park. It will only be accessible from outside the ticketed areas of the ballpark via the arena plaza level entrance. The new venue will allow fans to watch and wager on games all year long.
This marks BetMGM’s second sportsbook at a Major League Baseball stadium, joining the BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. which opened in January 2022.
BetMGM signage will be prominently featured at Great American Ball Park, including a permanent outfield wall sign, messaging behind home plate, and a branded foul line during select games. BetMGM, which will have its own suite and club seats at the stadium, also plans to curate VIP experiences for its fans including on-field access during batting practice.
“With sports gaming coming to Ohio, the Reds sought to bring the highest quality operator to our ballpark for those fans who choose to participate in sports gaming. BetMGM is renowned for their expertise in entertainment and sports gaming, and we believe their brand best fits our high customer standards and will also help draw visitors to our city,” Doug Healy, Chief Financial Officer of Cincinnati Reds, said.