The Detroit Tigers have made history by entering into a multi-year sports betting partnership deal with the gaming operator, PointsBet. As a gaming operator, PointsBet is a flourishing sport betting entity with unbounded ambitious plans.
The announcement has come just before the MLB’s 2020 season, which includes 60 games scheduled this year. With the ongoing plans, the state of Michigan expects some relief through sports betting revenue to support its dwindling economy.
Welcome News for Sports Lovers
The news has been welcomed by Tigers’ fans, MLB, and the sports bettors alike. With the fast-approaching season, the new partnership has excited the sports lovers who hope more similar opportunities could present themselves in the foreseeable future.
Sports betting was recently legalized in Michigan last December. It suggests that many things are happening in a short period of time.
This deal could hasten the previous plans of regulators who had the plans for launching to the online industry by the end of 2020.
Though it is the first sports betting partnership deal within the MLB, it’s definitely not the first one of its kind. In June, the NFL’s Denver Broncos partnered with FanDuel in a sports betting deal.
What’s Included in the Deal?
In addition to infusing some excitement into the sport, the deal also puts PointBet under the maximum spotlight.
The deal will provide PointsBet with branding that will be everywhere in the stadium during the live actions. Also, there is a District Detroit and MLB Ballpark app that will also be incorporated with PointsBet.
On this historic deal for the Tigers, Illitch Holdings Group President for Sports & Entertainment said,
“We’re excited to welcome PointsBet as a gaming partner of the Detroit Tigers. Our fans will love the novel experiences and innovative offerings that PointsBet’s personalized platform offers. We look forward to the fan-friendly enhancements this will bring to the game-day experience…for years to come,” Chris Granger.
A Recent Deal Made the Tigers Partnership Possible
This partnership between the Tigers and PointsBet could not have materialized without first making a deal with Major League Baseball.
PointsBet recently became an authorized gaming operator for the MLB. Subsequently, it enabled them to have access to the official league data, products, logos, etc. So, the ground had been prepared before partnering with the Detroit Tigers.
While eulogizing the historic deal, Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO, said how PointsBet is exclusively positioned to capitalize on the venture because of its ownership of its operating technology.
Aitken further pointed out that PointsBet provides sports lovers with more options than anyone else in the world when it comes to betting on MLB games. That certainly makes it a true leader in the industry.
Undoubtedly, this deal will inspire rival gaming entities to seek similar partnerships with other MLB teams. Not surprisingly, PointsBet has already begun hunting for their next baseball partnership.