The Nashville Predators have found a sports betting partner as a deal was recently announced with Bally’s. Nashville has been looking to lock up a deal with a sports betting company, and they landed one of the biggest names in the industry.
Bally’s is now an official sports betting partner of the Predators as well as being a free-to-play partner of the team and of Bridgestone Arena. Further details about this partnership are expected to be announced at a later date.
Through this deal, Bally’s will have the rights to the logos and data that comes from the Nashville Predators. This will allow the operator to feature the NHL team on its site and betting app and will be able to use official Predators and NHL data.
This is the first partnership for Bally’s in the state of Tennessee, and it is also the first time that they have landed an agreement with a team from the NHL. Both sides confirmed that this deal runs through 2025, but an extension could be offered then as well.
Smashville Selector Launching
The free-to-play game that will be offered by Bally’s will be called “Smashville Selector.” The Smashville Selector app will be available for download on both Android and iOS devices.
This game will ask fans to answer five questions that are related to the Nashville Predators, but there will be no wagering involved. Players that are able to rack up the most points in a contest will have the chance to earn exclusive prizes from the Predators.
Hockey is not a popular sport to wager on throughout the United States, but that isn’t the case in Tennessee. The Predators are extremely popular, and this partnership is expected to provide huge benefits to both sides.
Tennessee Offers No Retail Betting
Retail sports betting is starting to be offered at professional sports stadiums throughout the United States, and that trend should really take off in 2022. Even though Tennessee teams are forming partnerships, this won’t be something that happens in the Volunteer State.
Tennessee is an online-only sports betting industry, and retail sportsbooks are not permitted to operate. Companies can establish sports bars inside of stadiums in Tennessee, but all of the betting must be done through a mobile app.
The state doesn’t have any intentions of legalizing retail sports betting, as there are no casinos that can offer this type of betting.
WynnBET Sports Bar Now Open
WynnBET is another big company in the Tennessee sports betting market, and it was the first to land a partnership with a professional team in the state. WynnBet has a sports betting partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies, and that deal was announced in May.
The new WynnBET Sports Bar just recently opened up at the FedEx Forum in time for the start of the 2021-22 NBA season. This new sports bar will also be open on select days throughout the year, but the home games for the Grizzlies will draw the biggest crowd.