BetMGM Partners with the Detroit Tigers in Michigan

April 2nd, 2021 in Tigers By Mark Hoover

It hasn’t taken long for sports betting to progress in the state of Michigan. Since rolling out legal online sports betting throughout the state in mid-January 2021, more and more sportsbooks have entered the market and sports bettors are flocking to sign up at online books. 

And now professional sports teams are making headlines as the Detroit Tigers announced on March 31st that they have officially partnered with BetMGM, having signed a multi-year partnership agreement. 

As an official partner, BetMGM Michigan Casino will be featured throughout the Tiger’s stadium (Comerica Park) and will work with the team on promotional offers for fans, digital content, and more. 

In a press release, BetMGM’s Chief Revenue Officer Matt Prevost said, “From day one, it’s been a priority for us to develop deep relationships with Michigan’s beloved sports teams. We look forward to our partnership with the Detroit Tigers and engaging with their fan base to offer best-in-class promotions and benefits only available on BetMGM.”

The Detroit Tigers expressed similar excitement about the partnership, stating that fans are in for an “innovative and exciting experience” at the BetMGM Sports Lounge. 

The Impact of the Partnership

Securing a partnership with a well-renowned sports franchise will likely give BetMGM boosted credibility throughout the state of Michigan and attract more new sign-ups over the coming months, especially since the 2021 baseball season is now underway. 

In addition, the partnership will likely lead to more tax revenue for the state and additional branding opportunities for the Tigers to explore in 2021 and beyond. It’s unclear whether or not a physical sportsbook is possible at the stadium sometime in the future but for now, there are no plans. However, the idea of bringing sportsbooks to professional stadiums is growing in popularity across other states with legal sports betting. 

BetMGM Michigan

BetMGM is one of several online sportsbooks and online casinos available to residents of Michigan who are 21 years old or older. Their app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices and the sportsbook is also accessible via desktop. 

New players are eligible to receive a 100% deposit match welcome bonus (up to $1,000) and plus a $25 free bet on the house. 

Additionally, BetMGM typically runs special promotions throughout each month which are oftentimes geared towards certain current events. For instance, between April 2nd and April 4th, BetMGM is running their “Triple Play” promotion and releasing a new offer to players each day during MLB opening weekend. 

In addition to BetMGM online, MGM also has a land-based casino and hotel directly in Detroit’s city limits — the MGM Grand Detroit. The property features a large sportsbook area called the BetMGM Sports Lounge.