BetMGM Sportsbook Plans Morning Launch In Tennessee On Nov. 1

Sports wagering is set to commence in the Volunteer State on Nov. 1, just hours before NFL games kick off and bettors rush in.
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BetMGM, one of Tennessee’s upcoming mobile sportsbooks, has its sights set on launching in the state during the morning on Nov. 1, the company announced Thursday.

The mobile sportsbook, which has a marketing partnership with the Tennessee Titans, will be in six states after its launch in Tennessee. BetMGM is also live in New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, and Colorado.

“We’ve been eagerly working with regulators in Tennessee to make this momentous launch a possibility and look forward to introducing the state’s passionate fan bases to the excitement of betting on sports with BetMGM,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Our relationship with MGM Resorts enables BetMGM users in the Volunteer State to earn rewards, from hotel suites to dinners at award-winning restaurants, all while engaging in the excitement of our cutting-edge sports betting experience.”

MGM has no casinos in Tennessee, so it, along with rivals DraftKings, FanDuel, and Tennessee Action 24/7, will have no retail sports gambling presence. The BetMGM app will be available for download in Tennessee as of Nov. 1 on both iOS and Android, and will also be accessible via desktop.

It’s expected that DK, FD, and TN Action 24/7 will all launch on Nov. 1 as well. BetMGM is the only one to officially announce a Nov. 1 date. The other books are likely still working through their respective regulatory checklists. Sports gambling in the state is regulated by the Tennessee Education Lottery.

Other sports betting firms that have begun the process of applying in the state are Wynn Sports, Churchill Downs, and William Hill/Caesars. It’s unclear when they could launch.

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