August 01, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner:

On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league struck a deal that makes MGM Resorts the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. MGM also receives the rights to use league highlights, logos and a direct data feed from the NBA that will be used to help fuel the company's growing sports betting footprint.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated speculates how the NBA/WNBA and their players gain from this deal.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:07 AM - 5 comments

Not trying to lead the conversation in a specific direction here, but I want to ask: if betters can now bet on *anything* in-game through a app on a mobile device, doesn't this open up avenues for spot fixing?

posted by NoMich at 07:10 AM on August 01, 2018

Aside: whoah! my break tags are getting waaaaay out of hand! I think the site keeps adding more with each view of the thread.

Hope me, administrator!

Wait. I may have fixed it.

posted by NoMich at 07:11 AM on August 01, 2018

SI: Five million words to say players might make more money because of this deal. But not yet since $25M is a drop in the $7.4B bucket. Great article :p

posted by billsaysthis at 11:05 AM on August 01, 2018

Don't worry NoMich, it's OK.

If the administrator isn't available, how can I hope?

posted by beaverboard at 01:20 PM on August 01, 2018

Just have to cope.

posted by yerfatma at 02:44 PM on August 03, 2018

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