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Tigers are first MLB team with official gaming partner

The Detroit Tigers announced a multi-year partnership with the sportsbook PointsBet on Thursday, becoming the first MLB team to sign on with an official gaming partner.

Michigan legalized sports betting in 2019 and this deal begins with the 2020 Tigers season.

“We are thrilled to welcome PointsBet as a gaming partner of the Detroit Tigers,” said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports & Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “Our incredible fans will love the unique experiences and innovative offerings that PointsBet’s personalized platform provides. We look forward to the fan-friendly enhancements this will bring to the game-day experience in and around Comerica Park for years to come.”

Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, says his company offers “the most betting options in the world on MLB games via our unique PointsBetting product, and we are excited to inject a unique and robust betting proposition into the great state of Michigan.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 02, 2020 at 11:46 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 02, 2020 at 04:54 PM (#5960778)
Should go better than the Togers' last gaming partner: Joel Zumaya and Guitar Hero.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 02, 2020 at 05:15 PM (#5960782)
"We are excited to be getting a cut of all the people betting on us to lose."
   3. Walt Davis Posted: July 02, 2020 at 05:42 PM (#5960785)
MLB needs to suspend itself for a year for associating with gambling interests.

See Pete, if your bookies had just given MLB a taste, you'd be in the HoF now.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 02, 2020 at 07:54 PM (#5960802)
Is Britain the Future of U.S. Sports Betting?

Gambling here is, in a word, ubiquitous, and the only limit for bettors is their imagination. Bettors place wagers before the game and during it. They wager on who will score the next goal, or how many goals will be scored in the final 10 minutes or in stoppage time. Oddsmakers offer a dizzying array of betting permutations. If that is not enough, they even offer gamblers the chance to design their own bet. A yellow card in the second half injury time, followed by a red card and a disallowed goal? They will give you a line on that. “Tweet us. We can price up your bet in 15 minutes,” said Ciaran O’Brien, a spokesman for William Hill. He said it is not unusual for there to be 500 different betting lines on a single game.

Nine of the 20 soccer teams playing in the Premier League have names of gambling companies emblazoned on their jersey fronts — companies based as far away as Macau and the Philippines. Inside the stadium, betting odds crawl across advertising boards. Almost every Premier League soccer team has an official betting partner, which in some cases is a multimillion-dollar relationship that includes betting booths inside the stadium and dedicated websites. Betting advertisements on television are so prevalent that they frequently outnumber those for beer and pizza companies on match days.

   5. Walt Davis Posted: July 03, 2020 at 01:48 AM (#5960840)
It's similar here in Australia. They seem to also offer several enticing variations on standard bets, things like "if your team is ahead with X minutes left, we'll still pay out ... some percentage I assume." I have no idea how it works but it obviously doesn't work that well for the bettor. Maybe it's make a $10 bet ... or make a $13 bet that pays out like a $10 bet but has this insurance policy.
   6. Adam Starblind Posted: July 03, 2020 at 10:01 AM (#5960855)
The word is "gambling." And gambling may be fine, but it's silly to try to sanitize it as "gaming."
   7. caspian88 Posted: July 03, 2020 at 05:14 PM (#5960902)
I bet Miguel Cabrera ties for the league lead in batting average, home runs, and RBI this year.
   8. manchestermets Posted: July 03, 2020 at 06:10 PM (#5960905)
I have no idea how it works but it obviously doesn't work that well for the bettor. Maybe it's make a $10 bet ... or make a $13 bet that pays out like a $10 bet but has this insurance policy.

After you place your bet the app will show you the current cash out value of the bet. Obviously this will vary according to the game state, so if the team you backed scores early in the game you'll get a positive cash out value (ie greater than your stake) which will increase as the game goes on, assuming no more goals. At any point you can cash out. If the other team scores first, you'll be able to cash out for a return of some proportion of your stake, again varying according to the game state.

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