The Detroit Lions have reached an agreement with WynnBET to host a betting lounge at Ford Field. The lounge is part of a larger deal between the two relating to sports gaming and sponsorship which also names WynnBET as an official sportsbook and gaming partner of the team, a first for the WynnBET with a National Football League team.
The “WynnBET Sports Bar at Ford Field” will reportedly be located on the second level of Ford Field near section 222. Fans 21 years and older will be able to order food and beverages in the lounge and get the latest betting lines and odds from WynnBET, as well as interact with WynnBET brand ambassadors.
The multi-year deal establishes WynnBET with an NFL team and includes signage at Ford Field, advertising on TV telecasts, radio broadcasts, and pre-game, post-game shows, and digital media advertising opportunities for the sportsbook. WynnBET will also offer fans a chance to win prizes during Lions Pride Plaza pre-game festivities (located on Brush Street outside of the stadium’s Gate A entrance).
As part of the arrangement, WynnBET will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Lions’ online free-to-play prediction game, which fans will be able to enter on the Lions mobile app. Prizes will include trips to Wynn Las Vegas, Lions tickets, free bets for the WynnBET app, and shop credit in the Lions gift store.
This is the second partnership between the Lions and a sportsbook, the other is with BetMGM as an official sports betting partner, a deal struck in 2020.
Betting Lounges In Sports Arenas In The U.S.
The Lions follow the Washington Football Team and New York Giants to host a betting lounge within their stadium. Early this year in May, William Hill sportsbook at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. was the first to debut inside a sports arena in the United States for a major professional team sport.
Lounges and sports betting bars or restaurants offer an attractive environment for many sports fans who like to be where the action is, and who may wish to wager on other events while attending a professional contest. Lounges frequently offer specials and exclusive offers for those who have the mobile app for that sportsbook, or just for those in the venue during a live event.
WynnBET In Michigan
WynnBET has a strong commitment to sports in Michigan, with sponsorship or sports betting deals also in place with the Pistons, who play their home games in downtown Detroit.
Michigan is one of six states where WynnBET is operating an online sportsbook, the others are Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.