BetMGM, Jets Enhance New Jersey Betting Partnership with ‘Slingo’

BetMGM, Jets Enhance New Jersey Betting Partnership with ‘Slingo’
By Lou Monaco

The New York Jets’ regular season came to a frustrating end with a 4-13 record after a 27-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. Now, fans of the team can seek their own winning ways with a new game launched Thursday by BetMGM.

The Jersey City-based mobile gaming company announced an addition to New Jersey online casinos and betting with the unveiling of New York Jets’ Slingo.

The new game by BetMGM becomes the first team-branded offering of its kind in the United States.


NJ Sports Betting Partners Ramp Up

Already teamed with BetMGM, the New York Jets’ enhanced partnership includes a BetMGM-branded studio at the team’s training facility in Florham Park, a mere 26 miles from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, along with branded blackjack and roulette games.

“Through the launch of Jets Slingo, we’re taking our relationship with the Jets to the next level,” said Oliver Bartlett, director of gaming for BetMGM, in a news release. “Jets Slingo is a great addition to BetMGM’s market-leading games portfolio and, thanks in part to the great work of Gaming Realms, we expect it to attract both Jets fans and avid casino players.”


What Makes Slingo Unique

Traditional Slingo uses 75 balls, but Jets Slingo uses just 50, increasing the chances of a player making number matches on the game’s five-by-five-space grid.

Built by London-based Gaming Realms, the new title is currently available on BetMGM Casino, Borgata Casino and Party Casino in New Jersey.

“After years of continued partnership with BetMGM, we are delighted to continue to build on our relationship and expand into providing unique exclusive gaming content,” Craig Falciglia, the director of business development for Gaming Realms, said in the release. “We’re excited to provide players with access to the first sports-branded Slingo game in the U.S.”

The Jets appear to have help on the way as they have two of the top 10 picks (Nos. 4, 10) in the 2022 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 28-30 in Las Vegas.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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