Another MLB team is partnering with a licensed gaming operator. Just weeks after the Mets and Yankees partnered with sportsbooks, the Rangers have a new deal with Jackpocket. Jackpocket is a mobile lottery app that provides users access to real money lottery games. Online lottery games are illegal in Texas. However, the Jackpocket app falls under a different category and is legal to use in the Lone Star State.
As part of the agreement, Jackpocket will be the official mobile lottery provider of the MLB team. Jackpocket is providing the Rangers with an undisclosed amount of sponsorship dollars. In return, Jackpocket’s mobile app will be advertised at Globe Life Field. Also, they will be advertised on the Rangers’ radio broadcast.
There are plenty of benefits for both the team and the lottery app provider. Ranger fans will also benefit from the new partnership. Jackpocket will be providing the Rangers faithful with chances to win free VIP tickets and more. Fans can also use a special code to get access to a free mobile lottery ticket.
Jackpocket Partners With the Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers opened their new stadium. Globe Life Field, in 2020. Now, the MLB team will add some new advertisements to the state-of-the-art venue. The Rangers announced earlier this week that they have reached a new partnership deal with Jackpocket.
The Jackpocket app is a courier service that allows users to purchase lottery tickets. Texas Lottery players can use the Jackpocket app the order physical tickets used in draw-style games. It also provides a workaround to Texas’ restrictive iLottery laws. The lottery is a very popular gambling option among Texans.
How the New Deal Benefits Rangers Fans
Jackpocket and the Rangers both have clear benefits laid out in their new partnership. The newly minted deal between the Rangers and Jackpocket will provide a ton of new benefits for Rangers fans. Fans with the Jackpocket app can use a special code to get a free lottery ticket.
Rangers’ faithful will also have chances to win special prizes thanks to the new deal. Some of the prizes include VIP tickets to Ranger games and special tours of the field. Fans can also win free lottery tickets that have real money prizes. The team will also be allowed to give away tickets during specific times.
The biggest potential prize for fans will rely on the bats of the Rangers players. Jackpocket will be sponsoring a “Hit It Here” sign in right field. If a Rangers player homers and the ball hits the sign, a lucky fan will win $10,000. The odds of the sign being hit are low, but it could help increase attendance during the regular season.
MLB Teams Continue to Partner With Betting Operators
The Rangers are the latest team to announce a partnership with a gaming operator. However, they are far from the first. Jackpocket is also partnered with the Minnesota Twins. In total, Jackpocket has partnership deals with six professional sports teams. The Yankees and the Mets also have deals with major gaming operators.
Not to be outdone, the Yankees also partnered with a sportsbook last month. FanDuel signed a deal to become the official sportsbook of the New York Yankees. The company will also receive special advertising options at Yankee Stadium during home games.
Fans of the Texas Rangers will have something new to cheer about this season. The team announced that it is partnering with the mobile lottery app Jackpocket. Other teams, such as the Yankees and Mets, have also partnered with betting operators in recent weeks. In return for sponsorship dollars, Jackpocket will be heavily advertised during Rangers’ home games.
There will also be special bonuses for Rangers fans as part of the deal. For instance, Jackpocket will be sponsoring special contests that give fans chances to win a variety of prizes. Rewards range from free lottery tickets to a chance at $10,000 in cash. Jackpocket has a similar deal with another MLB team, the Minnesota Twins.