Caesars Sportsbook Named Spartan Athletics’ Official Sports Betting and iGaming

The state of Michigan just expanded its betting sector thanks to the recent addition of Caesars Entertainment to the list of the state-regulated operators. This is thanks to a landmark multi-year deal that Caesars Entertainment has inked with the state’s athletic department. Caesars Sportsbook is now the official sports betting and online gambling partner of Michigan State University (MSU) Athletics and MSU Sports Properties.

The Terms

As per the term of the partnership agreement, Caesars Entertainment will be receiving exposure through broadcast and digital signage at the state’s basketball, football and hockey games. In addition to that, the company will also receive the naming rights to a new premium seating area inside Spartan Stadium.  This will begin during this year’s football season.

Aside from the hospitality assets, that Caesars will receive, the company will also enjoy a robust range of VIP experiences. All that will be available to customers of Caesars Sportsbook. It will be integrated into Caesars Rewards, the company’s coveted world-class loyalty program.

Things will get even better for Spartan fans who will now be able to access market-leading promotional offers. These offers will not only apply to mobile sports betting and iGaming but also the World Series of Poker (WSOP) offerings.

Speaking on the new partnership, Alan Haller, Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics, noted that the move will be vital to enhancing all experiences for Spartan fans.

“We are excited to be on the cutting edge of this innovative opportunity while recognizing the importance of Caesars’ commitment to responsible sports gaming education both for the student-athletes and the University community as a whole.”

Partnering with such a recognized brand will be very good for the state’s growing betting market. However, it goes well beyond that.

More Perks

Caesars Sportsbook has promised to provide significant financial support to the MSU but it will not stop there. The company has also committed to supporting student-athlete responsible gambling education. It will also go further by facilitating both internship and professional development opportunities for MSU students who choose to pursue careers in sports.

The focus on responsible gambling initiatives is a major highlight of the partnership. For that, Caesars Sportsbook has even gone as far as promising to collaborate with the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling (MAPG). As if that is not enough, the company will also be taking the input from regulators and state communities to ensure everyone has access to responsible gambling resources.

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