Perhaps the most talented running back of all time, Barry Sanders is setting new records, but not on the football field. After a record-breaking debut in Michigan, BetMGM signed Barry Sanders to bring more fanfare to the brand. The Michigan man spent his entire ten-year career with the Detroit Lions after in 1998.
In a press release from BetMGM, Lions Legend Barry Sanders said, “I’m excited to be a part of the BetMGM team and hop on the ride of the fastest-growing sports betting app in the business,” said Sanders. “Typically, I am the one breaking records in Michigan, but it is amazing to see what BetMGM already has accomplished in my home state.”
Barry Sanders And BetMGM Are An Elite Tandem
For those who are not familiar with Barry Sanders’ career, he was one of the best running backs in NFL history. He retired prematurely in the thick of his prime in 1998. In 1997, Sanders rushed for 2053 yards, the second-most ever at the time. Sanders’ retirement shocked the league after the 1998 season, similar to Michael Jordan’s retirement in 1994.
Meanwhile, BetMGM sportsbook looks to continue to build recognition in Michigan throughout the state. They are off to a hot start in the state with their generous 100% deposit match up to $500. Many sportsbooks only offer risk-free bets as their promotions. However, BetMGM offering a deposit match is a significantly better promotion than a risk-free bet.
Furthermore, dominance in the state of Michigan is the main concern for BetMGM. Chief Revenue Officer Matt Prevost, said,
“It’s an honor and surreal moment for all of us at BetMGM to team up with Barry Sanders. Adding Barry to the BetMGM family brings a new level of excitement and the potential for us to create unique experiences for our customers.”
Greatness, speed, elusiveness, and dominance is what Barry Sanders achieved during his playing career. It appears that his new team, BetMGM is preparing to do the same.