NBA Strikes Deal with MGM Resorts to Become ‘Gaming Partner’
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official "gaming partner" of the league and WNBA.
Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last several years.
MGM will pay the NBA for official data to use in determining outcomes of various bets. The league has said in the past it wants a 1 percent "integrity fee" of wagers, and that conversation that has ramped up in recent months since that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow sports betting to be implemented on a state-by-state basis.
MGM owns the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces and is a partner in the NBA Summer League.
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