First Sports Bet Made From Space With BetMGM

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BetMGM Sep 30, 2021, 4:30 AM
  • Historic first sports bet made from outer space with BetMGM
  • Bets made by Jared Isaacman, mission commander of SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission
  • Took the Over (40.5) in the Washington vs Giants game & the Eagles to win the 2022 Super Bowl
  • All winnings from the bets will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with BetMGM also donating $25,000

History was made today as BetMGM took in the first sports bet from outer space.

Jared Isaacman, mission commander of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, made the first sports bet from outer space with the BetMGM sportsbook at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

As legal sports betting rapidly expands across the country, Isaacman, Founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, teamed up with BetMGM to launch sports betting into a new orbit.

The two wagers placed from space by Isaacman via a proxy bettor, Darren Rovell of The Action Network, at the BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Grand in Las Vegas were:  

  • $4,000 on the Over (40.5) in the Washington Football Team vs. the New York Giants Week 2 game
  • $4,000 on the Philadelphia Eagles to win the 2022 Super Bowl
“History was made today. I’ve been in the business for 35 years, and we never even took bets from outside the state of Nevada until four years ago. Now BetMGM is taking bets from the entire galaxy. It’s a great moment and an even greater cause, supporting St. Jude.”

Jeff Stoneback - Director of Trading, BetMGM

All winnings from Isaacman’s bets placed from space will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

BetMGM has also donated $25,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

"This is a truly historic moment. Thanks to Shift4 Payments for the incredible honor of asking BetMGM to participate. On top of the excitement of bets being made from space, we’re even more thrilled to be able to contribute and raise awareness for a great cause in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”” 

Matt Prevost - CRO, BetMGM

Additional donations are encouraged and can be made directly on the Inspiration4 fundraising website

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