The National Basketball Association was the first major sports league to announce a relationship with a casino group when they signed a multi year sponsorship deal with MGM Resorts. This is the first step to capitalizing on legalized betting, which Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, understands whole heartedly. Don’t be surprised if the NBA and Silver find ways to take percentage of bets made on their sport. It seems like a reach, but that is the future of sports betting throughout the various pro leagues.
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