Many sports betting sites now offer NFL and NBA odds. NBA and NHL are partnered with DraftKings and WynnBet, while MLB and NFL have direct feeds. There’s more to official betting than just odds. Here are some key things to know about each of these offerings. For the most part, odds are usually lower than those on the other websites. However, some teams have added a few new options, so it pays to keep an eye out for new betting sites.
NHL’s partnership with DraftKings
The National Hockey League has announced a new partnership with fantasy sports site DraftKings. As the official daily fantasy sports betting partner of the NHL, DraftKings will have access to league assets, including player information and statistics. The partnership also includes the creation of themed sweepstakes and a variety of other promotions during NHL games. Here’s a closer look at the partnership. What does it mean for hockey fans?
The NHL recently announced a partnership with Turner Sports, which will broadcast 50 regular-season games, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Stanley Cup Final. DraftKings will also be integrated into Turner Sports’ coverage of the NHL, as well as its Bleacher Report app. DraftKings will offer the same content for the NHL as the NFL’s New England Patriots and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
NBA’s direct feed
Bookmakers have long valued the NBA’s direct feed. The league’s recent $25 million deal with MGM, which will give the company exclusive rights to market itself as the league’s gaming partner, will likely lead to more in-game betting in the U.S. Unlike in Las Vegas, where only MGM sportsbooks are available, bookmakers in other states will have access to NBA betting. However, it’s not clear if this deal will lead to more competition for the NBA’s direct feed.
The NBA also has a subscription service called NBA League Pass. There are several packages available, with prices varying based on the region. Subscribers can watch games live or on-demand, on a variety of devices. Streaming NBA games includes highlights, statistics, and interviews with local broadcasters. The service is also available on mobile devices and TVs. While it’s best to subscribe to the entire season, you can also opt for a sampling package and watch select games in the middle of the season.
MLB’s partnership with WynnBet
MLB and WynnBet are expanding their partnerships, and the Rockies are just the latest. The new partnership will include premium hospitality events around Coors Field, and a Rockies-themed app. Customers will have the opportunity to win Rockies game tickets and experience other in-game promotions. MLB has already partnered with DraftKicks and FanDuel, so it’s only natural that the Rockies will do the same.
WynnBET will be a corporate sponsor of the Cincinnati Reds for the entire 2021 season, and it plans to market to Reds fans in Indiana. Although Indiana doesn’t have its own MLB team, it is a huge sports fan state and the Reds are the team that is most popular there. The new partnership will likely extend to other states in the state, and it’s worth noting that sports bettors wagered $50 million in May alone.
NFL’s partnership with MGM
The NFL has signed a partnership with MGM in official betting, which will enable them to provide data analytics around its games. The two companies will work together to identify irregular patterns in the data. It is unclear which games the companies will provide data analytics for, but the partners will have access to player data. The NFL also said it will provide its partners with advertising space surrounding games. Currently, the league is working with DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars Casino.
The deal with MGM is expected to yield reasonable returns for MGM. The casino operator already has deals with MLB and NBA, but the NFL partnership will help them build a strategic relationship with team owners. The NFL’s partnership with MGM is the most comprehensive in the league. In addition, BetMGM will offer Jets fans the MGM mobile app, as well as hospitality opportunities, and a Jets 360 production studio. Two days before, MGM announced its partnership with the NHL. This partnership with the NFL follows deals with the NBA and WNBA.