With a stadium right across from multiple MGM Resorts properties, the Las Vegas Raiders have made BetMGM their first official sports betting partner. It’s an expansion of the team’s existing deal with MGM Resorts.
It was not an exclusive deal, so the Raiders could end up with multiple sports betting partners — similarly to the Denver Broncos, which has deals with BetMGM, FanDuel and Betfred. Of note, even though the Raiders play in the gambling capital of the U.S., Allegiant Stadium will not have a sportsbook inside because of the stadium’s lease agreement.
BetMGM — which has deals with most major leagues — also has a partnership with the Detroit Lions. Compared to last year, the sportsbook operator took 12 times the amount of bets during Week 1 of the NFL season.
This Week In NFL Sports Betting News:
- DraftKings signed an exclusive betting deal with the New York Giants that includes a virtual sports lounge.
- Fox Bet will open a branded interactive studio and lounge at Lincoln Financial Field as part of its deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
- PointsBet reportedly has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts.