Golden Nugget to Sponsor Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021 & 2022
Golf and betting go hand-in-hand, and operators have been focusing on the PGA because of the popularity of the tour. Golf betting is unique, and it often includes a different crowd than typical sports bettors.
Golden Nugget Sportsbook has noticed the attractiveness of golf, and the company is starting to take advantage of the sport. Golden Nugget will be the Official Casino Partner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021 and 2022.
The 2021 event concludes on Sunday, so Golden Nugget was not able to heavily market the event. However, with a year to plan for the 2022 tournament, expect Golden Nugget to become simultaneous with the PGA tournament in Detroit.
Recent News for Golden Nugget
Golden Nugget has been making headway in the sports betting and casino industry lately. Recently, Golden Nugget Online Gaming was acquired by Lancadia Holdings. Golden Nugget followed it up with the partnership with the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
The sportsbook is starting to develop a footprint in the state. Golden Nugget is also the exclusive gaming partner of Detroit City FC.
This year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic event is occurring at the Detroit Golf Club in Michigan, with the final round happening on the Fourth of July.
Details of the Partnership
Golden Nugget is going to be given a ton of notoriety with the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The online betting site will be branded throughout the course. Additionally, Golden Nugget will be the presenting sponsor for perks given to VIP attendees.
It’s likely that these premier golf bags and hospitality upgrades with Golden Nugget branding will turn into bets through the platform. People who utilize Golden Nugget throughout the weekend of the 2021 and 2022 tournaments will receive odds boosts and an exclusive promotional bonus.
The deal was finalized because the Rocket Mortgage Giving Fund and Golden Nugget executives shared the same values. According to the sportsbook’s director of marketing Samir Banerjee, both companies value creating a positive impact for local communities in Detroit.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Participants
The success of the Rocket Mortgage Classic depends on the date and the golfers who show up to compete. If the event precedes or follows a major, it will affect the group that shows up to compete.
The 2021 field was loaded with 156 top-tier golfers, including Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, and Bubba Watson.
Known golfers will attract casual fans, which will benefit Golden Nugget. PGA fanatics will bet no matter what athletes are on the tournament list. Over the next year, Golden Nugget will likely focus on building its golf base, so the 2022 tournament is a success.
The finish should be exciting on the 4th of July because many golfers are in the hunt for the championship. Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann are tied for the lead at -14, heading into the final day of the 2021 tournament. Cameron Davis and Hank Lebioda are one stroke behind at -13.