Best-in-class sports betting app and Hockey Hall of Famer team up ahead of BetMGM’s Michigan debut
JERSEY CITY, NJ – (January 21, 2021) – BetMGM, the market-leading sports betting and online gaming platform, announced today the signing of Hockey Hall of Fame member and three-time Stanley Cup champion Chris Chelios to a multi-year deal as a celebrity brand ambassador. BetMGM will partner with the Detroit Red Wings legend on fan engagements, marketing campaigns and public appearances, among other interactive and promotional opportunities.
“BetMGM is at the forefront of an exciting time for the sports betting industry,” said Chelios. “I’m proud to be associated with the BetMGM brand and the long-standing commitment to Michigan through MGM Grand Detroit.”
Chelios enjoyed a 26-season career in the National Hockey League, having played with the Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Thrashers. BetMGM is an Official Partner of the Detroit Red Wings, with whom Chelios won two Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM, said, “It’s an amazing privilege to have Chris Chelios join our team. The BetMGM app is scheduled to go live in Michigan on Friday and we look forward to delivering our customers once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the all-time great.”
As a BetMGM brand ambassador, Chelios will make regular guest appearances on Detroit’s WXYT 97.1-FM The Ticket and provide unique content for BetMGM’s social media channels and marketing campaigns. He also will engage with BetMGM customers and MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards members through public and private events.
The BetMGM app will be available for download in Michigan on both iOS and Android as of Friday, Jan. 22 and is currently live in eight states including Nevada, New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. For more information, follow @BetMGM on Twitter.
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BetMGM is a market leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM's U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain’s US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.betmgminc.com/.
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