Currently, Major League Baseball (MLB) is the only major sports league that has an official sports betting partnership. However, MLB is actively seeking new partnerships with sportsbooks.
MLB is committed to maintaining the integrity of its games. For MLB to do this, it must have a proactive approach to sports betting content. This includes a data feed that would help boost the reliability of sportsbooks. It also would eliminate the need for sportsbooks to rely on non-official sources for data.
MLB has only one official betting partner: Caesars Entertainment. Caesars closed on its acquisition of William Hill in April 2021. Caesars also has the MLB data feed. It plans to rebrand its sportsbook operations as Caesars Sports.
In September 2021, Caesars Sportsbook will begin taking bets at Chase Field’s ticket windows. This will be the first MLB stadium to take legal sports bets.
MLB is actively seeking sportsbooks to join the AGO program. If a sportsbook doesn’t join the AGO program, it will lose access to MLB’s data feed. It will also be prohibited from betting on games involving New York-based teams.
Caesars Sportsbook offers New York bettors a wide variety of promotions. For example, Caesars Sportsbook NY offers a $1,250 welcome bonus. Additionally, New York bettors can take advantage of daily odds boosts. These odds boosts range from events throughout the state to international sports events.
The NFL has made an effort to get the right laws in place. It began speaking to governing bodies and gaming operators to get a sense of what the market might look like and what legislation could be necessary.