- BetMGM has launched Philadelphia 76ers themed blackjack and roulette games.
- The games are available to players on BetMGM iGaming properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- BetMGM was named an ‘Official Sports Betting Partner’ of the Sixers in December 2020.
A popular angle for professional sports teams in jurisdictions with legal iGaming is the ‘themed table game’. These are the traditional table games like blackjack, roulette and craps re-themed with team logos and colors. BetMGM has been one of the most enthusiastic casino game themers–for example, they dropped a roulette and blackjack game themed with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ colors and logos in December 2021.
BetMGM is back at it, theming casino games with Pennsylvania based sports teams. This time, it’s the NBA Philadelphia 76ers getting the treatment. The company has launched new roulette and blackjack games in partnership with the Sixers. Here’s the details from the press release announcing the new games:
BetMGM has launched a new roulette and blackjack game in partnership with NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers.
Featuring the team’s branding and colors, BetMGM users can now play Philadelphia 76ers Roulette and Blackjack on BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino, and Party Casino in New Jersey, and BetMGM Casino and Borgata Casino in Pennsylvania.
Developed by Evolution, the operator’s live dealer partner, the new casino games are part of an existing gaming partnership between BetMGM and the 76ers, which was established in December 2020. As well as the casino games, the partnership also focuses on digital fan engagement campaigns and promotions.
The games look cool, but don’t really offer anything new in the way of gameplay. 76ers Roulette features realistic animations, additional neighbor section bets, and a full results interface. Meanwhile, 76ers Blackjack allows gameplay in up to five seats and includes popular side bets. They do have a cool feature that brings an ‘immersive gaming experience’ to the games:
Both games offer an ‘immersive gaming experience’ by seating players in a three-dimensional suite at the 76ers’ home arena. They also each feature a ‘go live’ button, which pulls players out of their suite, onto the hardwood, and directly into the live version of the game they were playing.
Owen Morin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Philadelphia 76ers, thinks the games will be a huge hit with fans of his team:
“BetMGM has been an incredible partner over the last two seasons, and we’re excited to showcase our growing collaborations with the introduction of 76ers Roulette and Blackjack.”
“We know that these new, innovative offerings will be a big hit with 76ers fans throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”
Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming, BetMGM, is excited to add a new component to his company’s partnership with the Sixers:
“We are proud to broaden our partnership with the 76ers, a historic NBA franchise, through the introduction of these new branded roulette and blackjack games. These games are great additions to BetMGM’s ever-growing casino offerings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”