After a press conference in New York City involving NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, it was announced that the league would bring on board MGM Resorts to become the league's official resort and gaming partner.
The official information about the deal isn't yet available. Questions like whether or not the hockey-related revenue would be affected by this have not been answered. Bettman did state that new statistics would be unveiled to allow those stats to be bet on in the near future. They will also be able to control what is being bet on as well adding another wrinkle to the process.
The NBA has a similar deal that runs over the course of three seasons and was the first of its kind.
Currently, six states have legal sports gambling and it is believed many other states will follow suit in the short term.
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