Thanks to the change inthe regulations surrounding online gambling in the United States, we now have an extremely competitive market in terms of gambling providers. One of the brands who is fast becoming one of the major players in the US online gambling world is BetMGM.
MGM Resorts International started in 1986 and has grown to become a global name in terms of hospitality and entertainment. They have some of the biggest, glamorous, and most popular resorts in the United States, including the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and Park MGM. However, the great success of the resorts and casinos did not stop MGM wanting a slice of the online gambling pie and the company created BetMGM.
This is not the first foray into online gambling for BetMGM and they have plenty of experience when it comes to online casinos. In fact, the #1 rated mobile casino from BetMGM continues to expand across the country and it went live in Michigan in January 2021. So, BetMGM know what they are doing and the company are willing to take on the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel in the online sports betting arena.
Both DraftKings and FanDuelhave a major advantage over many of the other sportsbook brands in the United States due to the fact they were operating online long before the decision was made to allow online sports gambling in the US. The reason for this is because they were offering fantasy sports and it was perfectly legal for people to bet real money on fantasy sports but it was illegal to have a wager on a sporting event. So, when the time came for online sports wagering to become legal, DraftKings and FanDuel could simply expand from their fantasy sports websites and offer a sportsbook. Players could use the same account to access the sportsbook and this handed them a distinct advantage over the likes of BetMGM.
However, that has not deterred BetMGM from entering the online sports betting market and they have been making great strides. BetMGM, which is a joint sports betting venture between MGM Resorts and Entain, have announced they are targeting net revenue of $1 billion in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in the number of people betting online and the Chief Executive of BetMGM, Adam Greenblatt, said “BetMGM has demonstrated strong momentum, building a leading position in iGaming and is on track to be the number two operator across sports betting and iGaming in the U.S.”
An investment of $450 million is expected from BetMGM’s owners in 2021 and which such as strong backing, it is no wonder they are challenging DraftKings and FanDuel. The major investment will see BetMGM expand into multiple new markets in 2021 and beyond and they continue to develop partnerships, with Richard Childress Racing being one the latest additions to their portfolio.
So, BetMGM are taking on DraftKings and FanDuel by creating new partnerships, making major investment, and continuing to expand into new states and markets.