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MLB partners with MGM as “exclusive gaming partner of MLB”

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    David Payne Purdum who writes about gambling for ESPN, tweeted this earlier today


    Now some people were thinking that gaming=video games, but I dont think that they would have the commissioner have a press conference for anything video game related, (like MVP baseball or e-sports) (I think Baseball would be the hardest to create an E-sports league from)


    also its happening the same day as a Betting convention is taking place in NY

    https://www.sportsbettingusaconference.com/


    Lastly:

    if this turns out to be gambling related, Re-instate Pete Rose and let him run the department
     
  2. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    EDIT: Still nope. I'm allowed to bet on baseball now.


    Are you trying to say they're going to perhaps partner with someone like DraftKings or MGM? Maybe allow in stadium betting?
     
    #2 DrewDawg, Nov 26, 2018
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  3. charlieoscar

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    February 8, 1983, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays was told by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn that if they didn't stop working for a casino in Atlantic City, "they’d be put on baseball’s permanently ineligible list, which meant they’d be banned from any Major or Minor League Baseball related activities including coaching, scouting, etc. at any level." They worked as official representatives, greeters at charity events such as autograph signings and golf events. Kuhn told them if they didn't stop he would permanently ban them. Mantle needed the money and thought Kuhn's stance was ridiculous, so he ignored him.

    One source: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/0...year-contract-with-an-Atlantic/8702413528400/
     
  4. pedro1918

    pedro1918 Member SoSH Member

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    Each season since 2013, I have made a legal bet on the Red Sox to win the World Series.

    The best 2-4 record ever.
     
  5. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Free Pete Rose!

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mauryb...sponsor-of-mlb/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    More at the link.
     
    #5 soxhop411, Nov 27, 2018
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  6. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    I think sports betting should be legal.

    But if the leagues can restrict which companies can list the bets, that should be dealt with immediately. And if it can’t, we should reform whatever antitrust or trademark law allows it to fester. That would be bullshit.
     
  7. moondog80

    moondog80 heart is two sizes two small SoSH Member

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    MLB being involved with gambling changes nothing about Pete Rose's situation, unless they also allow players/managers to be on games. Which they won't.
     
  8. SirPsychoSquints

    SirPsychoSquints Member SoSH Member

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    The leagues can't restrict which companies can list the bets. It's about using logos, and perhaps league data. It's mostly a marketing partnership.
     

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