A legendary Boston Celtic is teaming with a legendary sportsbook in Massachusetts. Basketball Hall of Famer and former Celtic and NBA champion Kevin Garnett is the face of the BetMGM sports betting app in Massachusetts.
One of the leading sportsbooks in the US, BetMGM will be one of the six operators entering the market when MA launches legal mobile sports betting at 10 a.m. on March 10.
Not only has BetMGM utilized Garnett more in TV ads lately. But he’s also features in ads promoting BetMGM Massachusetts’ pre-launch offer of $200 in bonus bets. This offer applies for new users in Massachusetts who register ahead of March 10. Those betting credits can be used for your initial wagers in a state that will join more than 30 others with regulated online sports betting.
Why Kevin Garnett can help BetMGM in MA
While the state ranks 16th in the US in population, it’s expected that Massachusetts will be a prosperous jurisdiction for sports betting. PlayMA projects, at full maturity, it will be the country’s No. 8 sports betting market.
That’s, in part, because of the popularity and success of its professional sports teams. The Celtics reached the NBA Finals a year ago, and are favored to do so again. The Boston Bruins have the NHL’s best record, and the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox have combined to win 10 championships this century.
Garnett played for the Celtics from 2007-13 and led Boston to the NBA Finals title in 2008.
For those six seasons, there was no bigger sports icon in Boston than KG.
Sportsbooks work hard to partner with ambassadors in each new state to gain as much favor with new bettors as possible. That’s why it’s a big deal BetMGM Sportsbook Massachusetts secured a partnership with Garnett.
Garnett was a 15-time NBA All-Star, and was named league MVP for the 2003-2004 season.
The pinnacle of his stint in the NBA came in his first season in a Boston uniform. In the 2007-2008 season, “KG” formed a talented trio with teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. They led the Celtics to 66 wins. On June 17, 2008, at TD Garden, Garnett scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help lead Boston to a win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. As a result, the Celtics captured their record 17th title.
In 2021, Garnett joined BetMGM as a brand ambassador. He has appeared in several commercials for the sportsbook, including this one below.
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Massachusetts will be BetMGM’s 19th legal state
After it launches in Massachusetts, BetMGM Sportsbook will be available in 19 states and Washington, DC.
The market in Massachusetts means sports bettors in the Commonwealth can stay at home, instead of traveling across state lines to nearby states to place wagers. That includes the chance to grab Massachusetts sportsbook promo offers.