MGM inks 2 deals targeting sports betting market, including in Iowa

While the company remains in an expansionist mode, Smith downplayed the possibility of Las Vegas -area acquisitions, citing high for-sale prices. There have been some instances reported where there were different numbers posted for a short period. All users must be 21 years of age to open and use the account. While the biggest betting operators from the UK and Europe — names like William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair and Bet — have been busily forging deals as they seek to make inroads into the gradually emerging markets, Ladbrokes and GVC had been oddly quiet. Encore Boston Harbor is absent from the agenda but the MGC has given itself until autumn to resolve that issue. espnW Columnists

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Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U. Meanwhile, Caesars Entertainment opened the sports book at one of its New Jersey casinos and will do the same Wednesday at another property.

The moves from the casino operators come more than two months after the U. Supreme Court cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting, should they desire.

The ruling has prompted deals among gambling and technology companies that want to get ahead in an industry expected to expand across the United States. The platform will include a mobile app and website with features like odds and highlights. The separate agreement with Boyd Gaming Corp. Try rendering into a container element created for your app.

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If necessary, trigger nested updates in componentDidUpdate. Supreme Court ruling opened up sports betting across the country, and that in turn has created opportunities for online betting and in-person wagers on games across the country. The biggest move announced this week was a partnership with the NBA that will allow MGM to use the league's data and images in its wagering.

It's possible that this will become a relationship that gives MGM a big lead in sports betting nationwide. Before it could make its play to become a sports betting powerhouse , MGM needed to fill some gaps in its business. One key move was to expand the number of jurisdictions where it could offer sports betting, which it did with a partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation NYSE: BYD that allows betting where either company has a gaming presence.

MGM says the deal with Boyd creates a path to offering online and mobile sports betting in 15 states. But that was just the start of its strategic moves. Here was a key line from the press release announcing the deal:.