Breaking new ground
BetMGM is now an official sports betting partner of the NFL in Canada. The online gambling operator announced the new expanded multi-year agreement on Tuesday. It is already an NFL sports betting partner in the US, having signed that particular deal last year.
able to use the official NFL logo and marks across Canada
As part of the agreement, BetMGM will be able to use the official NFL logo and marks across Canada and advertise through the league’s digital media offerings in the region. Canadian customers of BetMGM will also get access to certain types of exclusive NFL experiences.
Welcoming the deal
Speaking about the partnership extension with the NFL, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “Expanding our partnership with the NFL into Canada sets the stage for amazing opportunities as we begin the upcoming football season.”
He also noted that BetMGM has been seeing strong interest from people in Ontario and that the new deal will only elevate the user experience for these bettors.
NFL Canada senior director of corporate partnerships Gavin Kemp also welcomed the deal, stating that BetMGM brings “a unique gaming platform to this emerging market and will enhance the NFL fan experience in Canada in new and innovative ways.”
Looking to boost its Canadian presence
BetMGM’s current relationship with the NFL in the US allows it to get access to in-game television advertising opportunities. The gambling operator also has relationships with other major sports leagues and teams, adding to its reach among sports audiences.
BetMGM was one of the very first gambling operators to launch in the Ontario market in April. It has both an online sportsbook and casino where you could pick up a no deposit bonus code. As the Ontario gambling authorities have committed to just releasing private operator gambling-related revenue figures every quarter, it is hard to determine how well BetMGM is performing so far in the region. What is more, the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission has yet to release any quarterly reports since the private market launch.