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Major League Baseball to Make a Major Sports Gaming Announcement Tomorrow (UPDATE) It's Gambling...

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!

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.

“There’s been a huge change in public opinion and the legal framework surrounding sports gaming — it has created an opportunity for all sports and baseball in particular,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said at a press conference in New York. “We have to take advantage of every opportunity to drive engagement with our fans.”

Here’s the official press release.

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  1. It’s 100000% about sports betting.
    Gaming/gambling are interchangeable
    Person who tweeted it Reports soly on gambling news.
    There is a gambling convention taking place the same day in NY.
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    woz411
    It’s 100000% about sports betting.
    Gaming/gambling are interchangeable
    Person who tweeted it Reports soly on gambling news.
    There is a gambling convention taking place the same day in NY.
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    Yep. This is immediately what I thought it was about.
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    Either esports or the gambling thing mentioned above (first I'd heard of that).
    If it's esports...oh man. I just don't think The Show is the kind of game that's suited to it. Too much stuff out of the hands of the users, etc - the kind of stuff that makes it fun to play over the course of 1 or multiple seasons, but a nightmare if you actually have something tangible on the line to play for.
    And no, they're not calling Manfred out to announce the return of MVP....lol.
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    Authentic players included in the minor leagues including all top prospects with more minor leagues included. An International Baseball Classic will be a great addition as well. :caflag:
    NINJAK2
    MLB the Show will become a multiplatform title :)

    There's a better chance of Manfred walking out on stage, singing the French national anthem, then chopping off both his hands and feet than there is of The Show ever being on XBox.
    I can’t see it being gambling, maybe rotisserie related gambling but if they promote some sort of legal MLB gambling they need to make corresponding announcement of Pete Rose being reinstated.
    Lisac
    Hopefully EA getting back into the baseball biz and creating MVP 20 with Frostbite Tech.
    Hello Create A Stadium and Relocation!

    Wouldn't that be amazing?!?!?!
    EA needs to bring back MVP Baseball. We have waited for far too long. Bring it back EA!!
    Yup... Official... It's about sports gambling... I'll update the OP.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/major-league-baseball-taps-mgm-as-first-sports-gambling-partner
    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.
    “There’s been a huge change in public opinion and the legal framework surrounding sports gaming -- it has created an opportunity for all sports and baseball in particular,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said at a press conference in New York. “We have to take advantage of every opportunity to drive engagement with our fans.”
    Well, since we're about a half hour past the time the announcement was supposed to happen and the thread hasn't exploded, I'm gonna assume it was probably about gambling.
    Nothing to see here, folks.
    Edit: And there we go. Thanks Steve!
    Steve_OS
    Yup... Official... It's about sports gambling... I'll update the OP.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/major-league-baseball-taps-mgm-as-first-sports-gambling-partner
    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.
    “There’s been a huge change in public opinion and the legal framework surrounding sports gaming -- it has created an opportunity for all sports and baseball in particular,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said at a press conference in New York. “We have to take advantage of every opportunity to drive engagement with our fans.”

    yet pete rose STILL isnt reinstated.
    Daonlyjmo7
    Wait what does this have to do w gaming lol
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    "Gaming" is a term inclusive of gambling, so the tweet saying the announcement dealt with sports gaming is valid.
    Of course it's not the type of thing we think of as gaming on this site, but we didn't know what the announcement was going to be about yesterday when the thread was made.
    Operation Sports: Dedicated to Sports Gam bl ing.
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    countryboy
    It’s still against the rules for players or managers to bet on the game

    Not to mention that even if they legalized it now, it still wouldn't change the fact that it was illegal when Rose did it.
    I think they ought to force every player, coach and executive to wager/risk some part of their paycheck ON their team.MLB should get Willie Mays to do commercials for this partnership.
    In other news, MLB announces a partnership with Andro3000 as the official dietary supplement of major league baseball.
    :|
    "“We have to take advantage of every opportunity to drive engagement with our fans.”"
    ...Even if it means selling our souls.
    MLB and the MLBPA the past 25 years or so are doing all they can to drive the game of baseball into the ground. Moves like this won't help the garbage product they have on the field, the three and half hour glorified HR derbies with little action.
    Churning out baseball academy wonders juiced up on PEDs while your fan base ages and kids turn away in droves won't help either, even if you can bet on them.
    Just keep looking at the bottom line, with little to no understanding of anything regarding the long term health of your business. Great job Manfred.
    RandyBass
    "“We have to take advantage of every opportunity to drive engagement with our fans.”"
    ...Even if it means selling our souls.
    MLB and the MLBPA the past 25 years or so are doing all they can to drive the game of baseball into the ground. Moves like this won't help the garbage product they have on the field, the three and half hour glorified HR derbies with little action.
    Churning out baseball academy wonders juiced up on PEDs while your fan base ages and kids turn away in droves won't help either, even if you can bet on them.
    Just keep looking at the bottom line, with little to no understanding of anything regarding the long term health of your business. Great job Manfred.

    There hasn't been a real commish since fay vincent IMO
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