expanded its sports betting app to Washington through partnerships with Washington Nationals
, designating the betting and digital gaming entertainment entity as the only mobile sports betting app available from Nationals Park.
It is part of a long-term partnership with the MLB franchise in January 2021, which also includes the BetMGM retail bookmaker linked to the National Park, which is scheduled to open later this year.
"The launch in Washington DC at Nationals Park prepares the ground for our BetMGM development plans in the region as we have already had great success in Virginia," he commented Adam Greenblatt, President of the Management Board of BetMGM.
"The Washington Nationals have been a fantastic partner committed to innovating the spectator experience in the stadiums, and we look forward to opening our sports betting store in the stadium later this year."
The BetMGM app is now available for download on iOS and Android in Washington. Although the app is available throughout the district, due to local restrictions, users will need to be within two blocks of the National Park in order to be able to bet on mobile.
"As our official sports betting partner, BetMGM further enhances the fan experience in Washington DC with state-of-the-art entertainment products and services," said Alan Gottlieb, COO of the Lerner Sports Group.
"The BetMGM mobile app will allow our fans to engage in new and exciting ways, while BetMGM sports betting linked to Nationals Park will provide Nationals and DC fans with a first-class meeting place to celebrate their passion for the sport."
Integrating BetMGM into the M life Rewards MGM Resorts program gives Nationals fans the opportunity to exchange their gameplay for experience at group facilities nationwide, including Borgata in New Jersey, Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Jorge Perez, president and chief operating officer of MGM National HarborHe added: “As a leader in delivering a monumental experience, today is a very exciting day for MGM National Harbor.
"This is the first of many offerings that we are developing to seamlessly blend sports and entertainment across DMV, providing fans with unique opportunities to interact with our world-class resort and casino."