According to ESPN’s David Purdum, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred is scheduled to make a “major sports gaming announcement” tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST in New York City.
Could we see esports make its way to MLB The Show 19, could we hear about a new baseball game on the horizon, is it gambling related? Who knows, but let’s hear your predictions!
Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred will be making a “major sports gaming announcement” 3 p.m., Tuesday in New York City.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) November 26, 2018
UPDATE: (11-27) It’s gambling…
Major League Baseball named its first official gambling partner, part of a new multiyear marketing agreement with MGM Resorts International.
The deal is similar to ones the Las Vegas-based casino company has already inked with the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, giving MGM the right to use baseball’s logo and trademarks in states that have legalized sports gambling. That leaves the National Football League — the most popular sport among U.S. bettors — as the only major U.S. league without a sports-gambling partnership.