BetMGM, the newly launched UK iGaming and online sports betting brand from MGM Resorts International, unveiled its first advertising campaign, featuring stand-up comedian, actor and certified gold standard Hollywood icon, Chris Rock.
Having recently launched the brand, the fully integrated campaign reflects how BetMGM provides the best Las Vegas has to offer, bringing entertainment to the UK betting industry and introducing a new golden era in sports and online casino.
The campaign showcases globally recognised multi-award-winning entertainer, Chris Rock, travelling in a gold speedboat from the Bellagio Fountains to the Thames. The campaign aims to drive awareness of the brand and its “golden” offers and products, with Chris Rock sharing details on price boosts, enhanced bonuses and the industry leading free to play £2m prize for predicting six correct Premier League scores – “Golden Goals” – as well as exclusive BetMGM content and one of the largest jackpots in the UK; currently totalling £15.4m.
In addition to the hero campaign, which has been developed in collaboration with London-based creative agency Recipe; they have produced a responsible gambling advert, dedicated to ensuring consumers keep their play safe.
Sam Behar, UK Director of BetMGM, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch BetMGM in the UK and give customers something new. This campaign leverages the heritage of MGM Resorts’ best-in-class Las Vegas entertainment to deliver a unique proposition to the UK market. Alongside standout promotions and our A-list ambassador Chris Rock, this campaign clearly demonstrates BetMGM’s commitment to bringing a fresh and entertaining approach to the market. It’s showtime!”
Dan Jacobs, Chief Creative Officer at Recipe, said: “It’s been a real privilege to support in the launch of BetMGM in the UK. From minute one, the ambition from everyone was to stand out in the market. Chris Rock, in a gold boat, with a lion, in the Fountains of Bellagio does exactly that!”