With the NFL betting season right around the corner, BetMGM Sportsbook and MGM Resorts announced they will promote their responsible gaming program at nine NFL stadiums this season.
The MGM brands will also be contributing $1 million annually to a variety of RG programs and initiatives, according to a Thursday news release.
The 2023 NFL betting season officially begins when the league kicks off Sept. 7.
Nine NFL betting stadiums featured
- Acrisure Stadium (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas Raiders)
- Empower Field at Mile High (Denver Broncos)
- Ford Field (Detroit Lions)
- GHEA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs)
- M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens)
- MetLife Stadium (New York Jets)
- Nissan Stadium (Tennessee Titans)
- State Farm Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)
Defining the GameSense RG program
As noted in the release:
“GameSense is an industry-leading responsible gaming program first developed and licensed to MGM Resorts in 2017 by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). The program focuses on positive, transparent, and proactive conversations with guests and customers about how to gamble responsibly. GameSense messaging and responsible gaming tips are now being delivered to guests on television screens in MGM Resorts’ hotel rooms across the country.”
NFL suspensions under the spotlight
NFL season is the top handle and revenue generator for the sports betting industry.
After several years of being against it, the league has firmly embraced sports betting, and has partnership deals with sportsbooks.
As a result, the league has faced increased scrutiny given multiple players have been suspended for violating the NFL gambling policy, dating back to last season.
The league has stepped up its player education efforts and also updated its gambling policies. Still, the league has not clarified whether there are any more outstanding investigations from 2022 gambling violations.