One of the best known and most iconic gaming brands in New Jersey, Bally’s have signed a multi-year with the MLB to become professional baseball’s official gaming partner. The deal will give Bally’s access to all the MLB official league and team data in addition to team and league trademarks and logos. The team at Bally’s are set to incorporate all content of the deal into its existing framework of sports betting products nationally.
With MLB’s opening day of its first full season for two years just a few short days away, the timing could not be better for either party, as both ventures are delighted with the new deal.
Bally’s to create a range of new Baseball-related content
The Bally’s team will create of range of baseball-related betting content as part of the deal, which will be integrated into live MLB game coverage across 19 regional sports networks that account for more than half of the MLB teams across the nation.
Bally’s has been doing a lot of partnership maneuvering in an attempt to do everything within their power to become a sports betting heavyweight alongside the likes of FanDuel in the last six months or so.
During that time span, they have signed partnership deals with the NBA and the NHL and also announced the $125 million acquisition of sports betting platform supplier Bet.Works, and an 10-year agreement to the tune of $85 million with Sinclair Broadcast Group to rebrand all 21 of their Fox Regional Sports Networks to Bally’s Sports and the purchase of the third-largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) company in the United States, Monkey Knife Fight.
“The agreement between Bally’s and MLB offers exciting benefits for baseball fans nationwide,” said George Papanier, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Bally’s Corporation. “We are honored to have the opportunity to put the Bally’s stamp on America’s national pastime and look forward to providing an innovative and engaging sports betting experience. We can’t wait for the season to begin.”
And begin it will, very soon on MLB opening day, scheduled for April 1 2021 with the deal cementing Bally’s growing reputation as a big hitting sports betting industry player.
MLB betting fans will have noted if paying attention to the media reports that both the MLB and Bally’s will be working closely together the secure the integrity of MLB matches with world-leading best-betting practices. Fans can rest assured in knowing that their MLB wagers will be beyond reproach and that the outcome of the game was determined on-field through fair play and not manipulated by shady match-fixing.
Kenny Gersh, MLB Executive Vice President, Gaming & New Business Ventures said of the deal;
“As we prepare for the start of the 2021 season, working with Bally’s will present our fans with yet another unique avenue to engage with baseball. Bally’s knows how to provide added entertainment for sports fans across the country, so we look forward to collaborating on new ways of engaging fans around our games”, according to Gersh.
Dodgers still early favorites to take the 2021 World Series
While the futures betting market for the 2021 World Series is closing ever so slightly, the L.A Dodgers lead the way in early favoritism to take out the 2021 World Series.
The ever-present New York Yankees have closed the gap recently with some good Spring Training form, while the San Diego Padres are the biggest market movers of all in recent days following a good off-season’s trading.
Check out the following link giving a breakdown of those most likely (and their betting odds) to give the World Series a serious shot in 2021.