National Football League (NFL) franchise the Las Vegas Raiders has named MGM Resorts as the team’s official gaming partner, as well as a founding partner of its new home, the Allegiant Stadium.
Coming just days after the team officially changed its name after relocating from its former base in Oakland, the partnership will see MGM granted prominent signage throughout the stadium, including naming rights to one of its VIP entrances.
It will also become the naming partner of the venue’s premium lounge, the MGM Club.
It is the team’s second major gaming deal, after the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians was named a founding partner of the Allegiant Stadium in October last year.
The pair will also collaborate on community outreach programs to benefit Southern Nevada, ensuring both are able to have a positive impact on the local area.
”We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Raiders and to welcome professional football to Las Vegas,” MGM Resorts chairman and chief executive Jim Murren commented.
“Las Vegas is becoming one of the top sports destinations in the world, and this partnership is a natural fit of culture and vision. Together, we look forward to creating unique and world-class entertainment experiences for our guests and Raiders fans.”
Raiders president Marc Badain added he was thrilled to welcome MGM Resorts as a partner.
“MGM Resorts is an institution in the gaming and hospitality industry and the activations they have planned for Raider games and all events at Allegiant Stadium will bring their best-in-class expertise to the entertainment experience,” he explained.
Established in Oakland, the Raiders franchise has remained in California throughout its existence – including relocating to Los Angeles for a period – before deciding to move to Las Vegas in 2017. The move was officially completed earlier this week, on January 22.
This saw it become the third major league team to establish itself in the city in recent years, following new National Hockey League franchise the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and Women’s National Basketball Association side the Las Vegas Aces.