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BetMGM sponsors progressive jackpot for Wheel of Fortune

17 May 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, will celebrate Wheel of Fortune’s 8,000th episode during the legendary game show’s “Big Money Week” scheduled to air 20-24 May. For the first time in the history of the wildly successful syndicated game show, there will be a Nightly Progressive Jackpot sponsored by BetMGM that will be added to whatever a contestant wins if they solve the show’s Bonus Puzzle.

During game play, there will also be a BetMGM-branded “Double Jackpot” wedge on the famous Wheel giving contestants who earn the opportunity to add double the Nightly Progressive Jackpot to their total if they win the Bonus Round.

“BetMGM is honored to join Wheel of Fortune during this milestone week and be a part of a game show that has earned a place in American television history,” said BetMGM’s CEO Adam Greenblatt. “’Big Money Week’ is a great collaboration, giving contestants and viewers at home the opportunity to experience the excitement of a progressive jackpot.”

Sony Pictures Television and BetMGM have come together to integrate BetMGM branding into Wheel of Fortune’s “Big Money Week” featuring on-set placements including:

- Co-branded graphics displayed in the center monitor
- In-show displays of BetMGM’s logo on host Pat Sajak’s monitor
- Two BetMGM Double Jackpot Wheel wedges
- A BetMGM jackpot ticker appearing above the puzzle board during each episode

Home viewers can participate in the action by going to to register for the chance to win the Nightly Progressive Jackpot. They have a chance to win the jackpot sweepstakes prize regardless of if the in-show contestant solves the Bonus Puzzle. If a contestant takes the Double Jackpot Wedge to the Bonus Round, registered viewers will have a chance to win double the jackpot amount.

Wheel of Fortune-themed slot games have been a prominent staple on casino floors for more than 25 years. In March 2023, BetMGM collaborated with IGT to launch Wheel of Fortune Online Casino, North America’s first brand-led online casino.

An iconic American game show, Wheel of Fortune’s 41st season premiered in September 2023 and is one of the highest-rated syndicated game shows. Wheel of Fortune reaches 21.5 million unique viewers each week and averages more than 9.1 million viewers nightly.

As BetMGM continues to expand into new jurisdictions, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly, including GameSense, an industry-leading program developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM's mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.

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