The NBA has recently announced that MGM books will be allowed to display the NBA logo on their oddsboards. While the NFL and NBA don’t require betting operators to use the league’s logos, the deals will make the experience more enjoyable for fans. While other sports leagues may follow suit, William Hill U.S. CEO David LaCour said his company receives calls daily from teams interested in signing sponsorship deals. So how does the NBA and NFL get started in official betting?
The PGA TOUR and DraftKings have extended their relationship, with DraftKings now designated as the first “Official Betting Operator” and “Official Daily Fantasy Game” of the series. The companies also announced a multi-year marketing agreement. While the PGA Tour has been a partner of DraftKings since 2013, the agreement is exclusive to the PGA TOUR. PGA TOUR officials have praised DraftKings’ commitment to the sport and are excited to continue the partnership.
The legalization of sports betting in Nevada and Wyoming came with a long journey, and many operators were ready for it when the legislation finally came into effect. While many states allow online betting for sports, Nevada does not. Sports betting will be available in the state’s casinos, which are among the largest taxpayers in the state. Wyoming will be the next state to open an online sports betting market. DraftKings was the first to launch in the state, and it expects at least five sports betting apps in the beginning.