The Entain-MGM Resorts owned BetMGM App went live in DC last Thursday, bringing the MGM brand to th D.C. sports betting market.
Said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt in a statement:
“Launching in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park sets the stage for our plans to expand BetMGM within the region, as we’ve already seen great success in Virginia. The Washington Nationals have been a fantastic partner, committed to innovating the in-stadium fan experience and we’re looking forward to opening our retail sportsbook at the stadium later this year.”
Part of Exclusive Partnership With Nationals
The launch of the BetMGM App is part of the exclusive partnership that MGM Resorts signed with the Washington Nationals five months ago. Under that agreement, BetMGM will also build a retail sportsbook connected to Nationals Park. That project is expected to launch later this year.
Meanwhile, the BetMGM App can now be downloaded by DC residents via Android or iOS. While the app can be downloaded and accessed throughout the region, wagers can only be placed within a two-block radius from Nationals Park, as per DC law.
Since the BetMGM App is integrated with MGM Resorts M Life Rewards Program, Nationals fans can redeem their gameplay for world-class experiences at all MGM properties across the United States.
Completing Presence in DMV
BetMGM’s mobile app launch in D.C. also completes its presence in the Washington Metroplex known as the DMV ( D.C.-Maryland-Virginia ).
Last January, the BetMGM mobile sports betting app launched in Virginia. BetMGM is also set to have a presence in Maryland where voters approved to legalize sports betting last year. MGM Resorts also operates the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, just outside of DC.
The BetMGM App is the second mobile sports betting app attached to a sports team in DC. Last summer, William Hill launched in the nation’s capital via its partnership with the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Like BetMGM, wagers placed via the William Hill app have to be placed withing a two-block radius from the Capital One Arena.