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Bally’s Becomes Authorized Gaming Operator of Major League Baseball

Bally’s Corporation has signed a multiyear agreement designating it as an authorized gaming operator of Major League Baseball. It is Bally’s third sports betting agreement with a professional sports league following its previously announced deals with the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. The agreement provides Bally’s with access to official MLB league and team […]

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The puck is dropped for the NHL hockey All Star final game between the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

NHL Signs New Media Agreement With ESPN, ABC Including Stanley Cup Final

The National Hockey League will return to ESPN after a 17-year hiatus starting with the 2021–2022 season as part of a seven-year broadcasting agreement that will see four Stanley Cup finals over the length of the partnership on ABC as well as more than 1,000 games per season streaming on ESPN Plus. ESPN and the […]

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NHL and DreamHack Sports Games Team Up for Esports

The National Hockey League will increase its presence in esports, selecting DreamHack Sports Games to produce online and live esports tournaments under the NHL Gaming World Championship umbrella. As part of the multiyear deal, DreamHack Sports Games will work with the league to produce hockey esports events with content, live streams from tournaments and influencer-driven […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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NHL Announces Three Outdoor Events

The National Hockey League will stage three outdoor games in 2019–2020, including the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in Dallas, 2109 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the NHL Stadium Series in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition, the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will be held in St. Louis. The Winter Classic will […]

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Seattle Awarded NHL Expansion Team

The National Hockey League will expand to Seattle for the 2021–2022 season. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved what will be the league’s 32nd team, which will play home games in a to-be-renovated KeyArena. The move brings professional hockey back to Seattle decades after the former Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. team to win […]

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MGM Resorts and NHL Announce Sports-Betting Agreement

MGM Resorts International has signed its second multiyear agreement with a professional sports league, reaching a deal with the National Hockey League to form a strategic relationship with regard to sports betting. Under terms of the deal, MGM Resorts will become the NHL’s first official sports-betting partner. Earlier this year, MGM announced a similar agreement with […]

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