PointsBet becomes Detroit Tigers' gaming partner

PointsBet becomes Detroit Tigers' gaming partner

Starting this season, PointsBet will add signage at Comerica Park with the sportsbook to also be featured on the Tigers Radio Network and live streaming show.

The deal between PointsBet and the Tigers helped bring the MLB into standing with the rest of the major USA sports leagues.

The partnership deal between the Detroit Tigers and PointsBet was announced the same week that the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) opened the online sports betting licensing application process.

It comes at a time when MI is trying to have mobile sports betting in place by the end of this year or in early 2021.

Professional sports teams are also lining up sports betting partnerships as their leagues embrace sports betting and more states legalize it and other online gaming.

The other major sports leagues and teams in the US are also embracing sports betting.

The deal allows PointsBet to use official Major League Baseball data as well as logos and marks.

Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA said: "The PointsBet team is excited to announce our groundbreaking deal with the Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball, becoming the first legal sports betting operator in US history to partner with an MLB franchise".

In January 2020, PointsBet announced that it had partnered with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to offer online casino games and sports betting in MI, pending a license.

Detroit said the agreement will "enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement by providing access to unique experiences, content, promotions and more, in and around Comerica Park".

The multi-year arrangement announced Thursday is with PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator founded three years ago in Australia. It offers customary fixed-odds wagers and an option that lets customers "maximize your collect from a bet based on how correct it is".

The online wagering company, which also operates in New Jersey and in, takes bets on all professional sports.

Sports betting also is allowed at Detroit casinos, though they too are shut indefinitely by the pandemic.

PointsBet also agreed with the Major League Baseball to be an authorized gaming operator.

Chris Granger, a group president for Tigers' parent company Ilitch Holdings, said in a statement: "Our incredible fans will love the unique experiences and innovative offerings that PointsBet's personalized platform provides".

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