Cincinnati Reds Name BetMGM as Official Sports Betting Partner

Cincinnati Reds Name BetMGM as Official Sports Betting Partner
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The Ohio sportsbooks ball continues to roll with the universal launch date for the state less than three months away.

BetMGM Ohio, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced that the company is now the official sports betting partner of the Cincinnati Reds, the company announced in a press release Tuesday morning. The new relationship strengthens their presence in Ohio ahead of the state’s legalized sports betting launch of January 1, 2023.

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BetMGM CEO Recognizes Passionate Ohio Fans

“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our plans to create the most entertaining and dynamic sports betting experiences in Ohio,” CEO Adam Greenblatt said in a press release. “Through our relationships with the Reds and MGM Northfield Park, we look forward to bringing unique content to Ohio’s passionate sports fans.”

The multi-year agreement includes a plan for Great American Ball Park to open a retail sportsbook, which will be located in the space currently serving as the Machine Room restaurant on the northeast side of the stadium. The new site will only be accessible from “outside the ticketed areas of the ballpark via the arena plaza level entrance,” the press release stated. It will not be limited to just baseball season, though, with plans to allow patrons to watch and wager on games on a year-round basis.

Reds fans also will enjoy access to the Ohio betting app, offering user-friendly mobile gaming experience.

Second Ballpark Site for BetMGM

The new Great American Ball Park sportsbook will be the operators' second inside of a Major League Baseball stadium after National Park opened a bookmaker in Washington D.C. that opened last January. 

Their signage will be featured at Great American Ball Park, including a “permanent outfield sign, messaging behind home plate and a branded foul line during select games,” the release said. BetMGM says it will have its own suite and club seats at Great American Ball Park and will curate VIP experiences for fans. 

“With sports gaming coming to Ohio, the Reds sought to bring the highest quality operator to our ballpark for those fans who choose to participate in sports gaming,” Cincinnati Reds Chief Financial Officer Doug Healy said in a release. “BetMGM is renowned for their expertise in entertainment and sports gaming, and we believe their brand best fits our high customer standards and will also help draw visitors to our city.”

Tuesday’s news comes on the heels of the operator extending its relationship with Major League Baseball as an official sports betting partner, an agreement that began in 2018.

Jan. 1 Drawing Closer

After Jan.1, Ohio sports bettors will be allowed to place wagers in-person at sportsbook teller windows inside casinos, racinos and professional sports venues. Bettors also will be able to download apps to place bets and use self-service kiosks in bars and restaurants with liquor licenses.

The providers that can begin that process are:

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Shelby Dermer is a reporter for Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the Ohio sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University.

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