Official Gaming Partner of the NBA

On July 31, 2018, Jim Murren along with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, announced a historic alliance between MGM Resorts and the NBA, naming MGM Resorts the first ever “Official Gaming Partner of the NBA.” As the first sports betting operator in the U.S. to partner with a professional sports league in this category, MGM Resorts and the NBA are trailblazers who are bringing millions of NBA fans and MGM Resorts guests together in an innovative, collaborative, and historic way.

Through an all-inclusive partnership agreement, NBA and MGM Resorts are leveraging official data usage, content development, digital and broadcast integration across NBA media platforms, and domestic and international activations at NBA events. MGM Resorts is a designated “Title Sponsor of the NBA Summer League” and “Presenting Sponsor of NBA G League Winter Showcase”.

 

MGM Resorts in our commitment to providing world class entertainment acquired The Las Vegas Aces a premier team in the WNBA. Las Vegas Aces hired NBA “Hall of Fame” player William “Bill” Laimbeer as President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach. The Aces are led by A’ja Wilson who has quite the resume as the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, voted into the 2018 All-Star Game, and the “2018 Rookie of Year”.

MGM Resorts has also built strategic partnerships with several teams from around the league including the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Memphis Grizzles.

Events

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League returns to Las Vegas where all 30 NBA teams, and two international teams, participate in a 10-day tournament style format. With action on and off the court, you don’t want to miss this event.

NBA G League Winter Showcase

MGM Resorts is the title sponsor and host of the MGM Resorts NBA G League Showcase, the league’s premier in-season scouting event. Held over four days with 27 total games, representatives from all 30 NBA teams have the opportunity to evaluate two-way and NBA G League talent ahead of the 10-day signing period.

Club Sponsorships

Charlotte Hornets 

Golden State Warriors 

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies