Skip to main content

Buffalo Wild Wings Partners with MGM to Offer Free Sports Betting at Restaurants

Recently updated on September 6th, 2019

Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the largest international restaurants, has partnered with MGM Resorts in a deal that will see the joint’s customers playing free games and offered sports betting tests. The two companies announced the news this week stating that the deal would in the US “deliver sports gaming experiences at a national scale inside Buffalo Wild Wings” through their sports betting app, BetMGM. Read on for more on the story.

Buffalo Wild Wings Partners with MGM to Offer Betting at Restaurants

Eat Wings, Drink Beer and Bet on Sports

On Thursday, Buffalo Wild Wings announced its multi-year partnership with MGM Resorts International. The agreement aims to see the restaurant and bookmaker launch a free-to-play game in the US as states continue to legalise sports betting. In the U.S alone, there are 1 200 Buffalo Wild Wings locations.

“As the largest sports bar in the country, Buffalo Wild Wings has the opportunity to pioneer sports gaming experiences for fans, and we are taking the first critical step on that journey through our partnership with BetMGM,” said Lyle Tick, the president of Buffalo Wild Wings.

“We’re a sports bar that is based on being social, watching the game, having a good time,” added Tick. “We’re very conscious, with second and third screens, the way people engage with content has evolved. The more you can make it fun … that’s to the benefit of the guest, to us and BetMGM as well.”

Starting this week, customers at the restaurants will be able to wager on the “Picks and Props” game through the BetMGM app. Punters stand a chance to win huge prizes such as trips to New Jersey and Las Vegas. Betting will be free of charge but will offer the same sports betting experience as other apps.

Additional Plans for Buffalo Wild Wings & MGM

Later this year, the two companies will launch a test program in New Jersey which will offer customers with exclusive benefits on the BetMGM app. This includes free bets and enhanced odds with hope for further expansion. The joint will not be offering any form of betting over the counter.

Other plans include collaborating with other MGM properties and sportsbooks, as well as the new Buffalo Wild Wings sports bar in 2020 at Mandalay Bay in Nevada.

At the moment, 19 US states and the District of Columbia have passed sports betting laws.

More Recent News:



Related Posts

ASA Suspends BetIndex Gambling Adverts on Facebook

BetIndex Gambling Advert Banned

Recently updated on August 24th, 2019The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has suspended BetIndex Gambling adverts on Facebook for showing young football players. The ASA found a paid Facebook advert on Football Index on the 20th of May 2019 that promoted the gambling application. In the advert text, there was mention of Jadon Sancho, a young […]

Betsoft Gaming Partners with River iGaming in New Venture

Betsoft Gaming River iGaming Deal

Recently updated on February 20th, 2019Betsoft has brokered a deal with River iGaming a company that services digital gaming companies. The deal came about in the need for expansion on both sides. Betsoft is excited to add its expertise to River iGaming’s growing ventures in the iGaming market. River iGaming is showing impressive growth for […]

Yggdrasil Gaming Releases New Untamed Wild Pokie Game

Untamed Wild Pokie New Zealand

Recently updated on August 16th, 2019Hop on an exciting journey and travel to a peaceful forest where you will meet a wide range of powerful creatures in this new pokie game called Untamed Wild. The game is powered by one of the leading casino software developers – Yggdrasil Gaming. As we all may know, outdoor […]

Lack of Gaming Addiction Research could create Panic

Gaming Addiction Disorder NZ

Recently updated on February 14th, 2018The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering classifying gaming addiction as a mental disorder. However, there is no exact research to back up the possible classification. What’s more, a draft by WHO lists criteria used to identify gambling addiction as a way to identify a gaming disorder. This approach could […]

Wynn Boston Harbour Project Investigated by Regulator

Wynn Boston Harbour Investigated

Recently updated on February 26th, 2018The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is still investigating Wynn Resorts after allegations surfaced against Steve Wynn. In January, Mr Wynn has been accused by many women of sexual misconduct. These allegations sparked an investigation from the MGC, where Wynn Resorts is constructing a US$2.4 billion (±NZ$3 billion) project based in […]