MLB and MGM Resorts International strike gaming partnership

The sponsorship is exclusive, but the basic data rights are not, as MLB plans to sell it to other operators.

One area of data that will be exclusive to MGM is the advanced statistics, including exit velocity of a home run, speed around the bases and route efficiency to a ball hit into the field of play. Those pieces of data will now be co-branded with MGM.

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Manfred also said that the often-criticized pace of play could be seen as a positive for in-play betting.

“It gives the opportunity to be creative with respect to the types of wagers,” Manfred said.

Source: David Purdum and Darren Rovell, ESPN.com

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