JERSEY CITY, NJ – (November 15, 2022) – BetMGM announced today the signing of retired U.S. soccer star Tim Howard as a celebrity brand ambassador. Howard’s addition to the BetMGM team launches a series of free-to-play games and promotions, among other activations, that the sports betting leader is planning in conjunction with the upcoming 2022 international soccer events and matches.
BetMGM’s free-to-play games and daily challenges throughout the 2022 tournament include:
- $250,000 Bracket – All BetMGM players can compete for a $250,000 grand prize for predicting the perfect bracket. The free-to-enter competition will reward $50,000 to the user with the most accurate bracket. Additionally, all participants will win $5 in bonus bets for each correct group winner selected.
- Penalty Kick Shootout Challenge – The daily free-to-play game will allow BetMGM players to face off in a shootout against the iconic American goalie.
- New Customer Offer – Anyone who signs up for a BetMGM account during the tournament will earn a First Bet Offer up to $1,000. New users who bet $10 on their first game will be rewarded $200 paid in bonus bets if a goal is scored.
- Existing Customer Offers – All customers will be able to access a portfolio of benefits during the tournament including one-game-parlay wagers, daily odds boosts and tokens, as well as insurance on wagers placed on the first goal scorer.
Matt Prevost - Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM
Howard was a mainstay on the U.S. Men’s National Team, holding the record for most saves by a U.S. goalkeeper in a World Cup game. Howard won the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and was voted the CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Following more than two decades in the English Premier League, Major League Soccer and international play, Howard cemented his legacy as one of the sport’s all-time greats.
Howard will engage with BetMGM players and MGM Rewards members through public and private events, both virtual and in-person. He also will appear in BetMGM social media content and make guest appearances on nationwide radio and television programs.
BetMGM’s promotions for the tournament will be available in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and Ontario, Canada.
As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.
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