NBA Announces Gaming Sponsor

The line between U.S. professional sports league and gambling is getting thinner.

The NBA has become the first league with an official gaming company sponsor.

Commissioner Adam Silver announced today a three-year, $25-million deal with MGM — it will allow the company to use league highlights, names, logos and its direct data feed.

It is also the official gaming partner for the NBA and WNBA.

The highlights from games will appear on MGM's betting app which is available in states that allow online betting.

 

— with files from Metro Source