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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

    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



    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

    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
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
  3. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar Member

    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

    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


    Free Pete Rose!


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

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

    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


    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

    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.
  9. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

    MLB with a new asinine rule due to this gambling partnership.

  10. Comfortably Lomb

    Comfortably Lomb Koko the Monkey SoSH Member

    How long before the game? How long before revealing the lineup to the players? What happens if a manager wants to make a change before giving the lineup to the umps—e.g., a player starts to feel tight and it’s best they just be available to pinch hit if needed?
  11. nattysez

    nattysez Member SoSH Member

    MLB's inability to avoid stepping on its own dick anytime they try to do something new is mind-blowing. This is going to be a mess for all the reasons Lomb pointed out and is worthless to boot. Alex Cora can still announce that he's going to rest Pedey tomorrow in a post-game interview. He can still tell a guy after a tough game that he can go out and blow off steam that night because he'll give him a day off the next day. When Jon Miller interviews Bochy three hours before the game and Bochy says he's planning to sit Brandon Belt, the radio engineer will have info that others won't -- how are they dealing with that?
  12. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    I’m going to be pissed at this even though I (or MLB, as the article states) know nothing about the details of what it actually entails!
  13. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if we can't even tell any difference because of this new rule
  14. steveluck7

    steveluck7 Member SoSH Member

    I don't think this is that big of a deal. From MGM's perspective, they know they'll be getting information from one source and it will be accurate (at least at the time) in order for them to set the odds.
    From the bettors perspective, you'll know that odds are set by information that came directly from the clubs and MLB, rather than some twitter post or other speculation.

    Of course lineups are gonna change between when they're sent and when games start. It happens in every sport, key players get scratched right before gametime sometimes.
  15. Cumberland Blues

    Cumberland Blues Dope Dope

    The posting of the lineup should be accompanied by the bugle call signalling that the horses are on the track.

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