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Basketball legend Jalen Rose becomes BetMGM brand ambassador

  • Basketball legend signs deal with Sportsbook
  • Rose was a member of the famous "Fab Five" Michigan team
  • He went on to play in the NBA for 13 years, reaching the NBA Finals once
  • As brand ambassador Rose will feature in BetMGM marketing campaigns
  • He will also take part in BetMGM fan events
ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 17 Mar 2021
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Michigan basketball legend Jalen Rose has inked a deal to become a brand ambassador for BetMGM.

As a celebrity brand ambassador for BetMGM, he will feature in the sportsbook’s upcoming marketing campaigns.

He will also participate in a variety of BetMGM fan events.

"The excitement around sports and the growth of sports betting, and BetMGM in particular, this year has been special to witness," said Rose.

"I'm beyond excited to go from a spectator to a player joining the BetMGM team, continuing to defy industry expectations."

BetMGM's January launch of mobile sports betting and iGaming set records in Michigan, where Rose captivated the nation as part of "The Fab Five," one of college basketball's most famous teams.

Rose enjoyed a 13-year career in the NBA before becoming a renowned multi-media personality where he is known throughout the industry as one of the hardest-working analysts and columnists.

Rose will engage with BetMGM customers and MGM Resorts' M life Rewards loyalty members, both virtually and in-person.

He also will appear in BetMGM social media content and make guest appearances on radio and television programs nationwide.

"Jalen Rose is an All-Star addition to the BetMGM team,” said BetMGM’s chief revenue officer Matt Prevost.

"The impact he has had on the game of basketball is surpassed only by the exceptional analysis he provides fans daily.

"We anticipate a great relationship and look forward to the initiatives we'll pursue together."

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