Jets Announce Sports Betting Partnership With WynnBET

Written By Mike Mazzeo on September 14, 2021

The Jets have entered into another sports betting partnership.

As part of a multi-year deal with WynnBET announced Tuesday, the Jets will open up the exclusive WynnBET Green Room for home games at MetLife Stadium.

WynnBET will also be a presenting partner of the team’s podcast network and its SportsNet NY Pre and Post Game Live shows.

The Jets also recently partnered with Fubo, and are in their fourth season as partners with BetMGM.

Jets’ WynnBET Green Room Details

While the 7,000 square foot Fubo Sportsbook Lounge is open to everyone in the stadium 21 and over, the WynnBET Green Room is a ticketed, higher-end, VIP corporate hospitality suite for those 21 and over.

Located on the 100-level concourse, the 4,800 square foot Green Room features an all-inclusive open bar and catered food. It will also have WynnBET betting content such as point spreads, game totals, in-play wagering and more. It will be open for Sunday’s home-opener against the Patriots.

The Fubo Sportsbook Lounge will be open as well, though the Fubo mobile sports betting app is still going through the regulatory process in New Jersey.

Where The Jets Stand On Sports Betting Partners

Will the Jets be looking to add to their current sports betting partnership trio of BetMGM, Fubo and WynnBET?

“We’re happy with the three we have right now,” Jets’ VP of business development and ventures Jeff Fernandez told PlayNY. “But as the industry continues to develop and New York plays itself out, we’ll see what the future holds.”

The hope is that online sports betting in New York will be up and running by the Super Bowl on Feb. 13, 2022. BetMGM and WynnBET are part of separate consortiums hoping to secure licenses in the state.

BetMGM and WynnBET are also two of six sportsbook partners with the NFL (DraftKings, FanDuel, FOX Bet, PointsBet). All six have the ability to purchase in-game commercials and expand and “other select NFL media inventory.”

Enter WynnBET’s presenting partnerships on the Jets’ various media platforms. That could also expand to iGaming in some capacity, Fernandez said. WynnBET also has commercials featuring Patriots’ fan Ben Affleck and Shaquille O’Neal.

“Media is the other big part of our relationship,” Fernandez said. “It’s another good partnership to round out what we’re offering in this space.”

NFL, Sports Betting Has Come Quite A Way

As recently as 2017, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wanted no part of sports gambling.

But now? His tune has changed completely.

In fact, the Jets just had a three-game ticket plan offer with BetMGM, which featured a $75 BetMGM credit. It’s unclear how many of those plans the team sold.

“It’s been great to see how the United States has really embraced this,” Fernandez said. “The most recent numbers from this weekend just show the activity on the NFL is even more than what most of these operators expected. I think it’s been done in a very, very prudent and thoughtful manner by our league. Responsibility is a big part of the message that we’re supporting and promoting, that the league is supporting and promoting.

“… This is something that was rolled out as an enhancement to the fan experience, and not something that could go off the rails.We’ve seen certainly in other parts of the world that are not regulated properly where sports betting can be more detrimental, but here in the states all leagues I think have been pretty thoughtful about it.”

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Mike Mazzeo has covered New York sports since 2010, previously working as a beat writer and columnist for ESPN (Nets), Yahoo Sports (NBA/MLB) and the New York Daily News (Yankees). His work has also been published in the New York Times, New York Post, Forbes and The Ringer.

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