The National Hockey League (NHL) has formed a groundbreaking, multi-year strategic relationship in the sports betting category with MGM Resorts International. The announcement naming MGM Resorts the NHL's first official sports betting partner was recently made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren in New York City.
"The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity for fan engagement utilizing technology and data that are exclusive to our League," said Bettman. "As a leading global gaming operator and entertainment company, MGM Resorts is the perfect partner for us to begin our transformative entry into this space. Fan engagement, technological advancement and innovation are paramount to our progressive approach and will be at the forefront of everything we do."