Golden Nugget has strengthened its reach in golf by becoming the official national casino partner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA Tour championship.
The deal, which spans the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Detroit event, follows a deal between Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) and Rocket Mortgage Classic rights-holders.
Under the terms of the partnership, Golden Nugget will have on-site branding at the event, which takes place this week and will feature Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson among others. The casino will be giving away prizes and offering exclusive promotional casino and sportsbook bonuses for tournament attendees.
Samir Banerjee, GNOG’s director of marketing, said: “We are proud to partner with the prestigious Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament in 2021 and 2022.
“Our continued commitment to making an impact in local communities perfectly aligns with the mission of the Rocket Mortgage Giving Fund by hosting a world-class PGA Tour event that benefits the Detroit community, and connects the golfing community with a world-class online casino and sportsbook experience at GoldenNuggetCasino.com.”
Earlier today (July 1) Fertitta Entertainment, the parent company of Golden Nugget operator Landry’s, amended the terms of its merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), reportedly increasing the enterprise value of the combined entity by $2bn ahead of listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Fertitta Entertainment announced in February that it would merge with Fast Acquisition Corporation, with Tilman Fertitta selling a minority stake in the business and retaining a 60% shareholding.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic made history in 2019 as the first PGA Tour event ever held in the city of Detroit.