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Pauls Comments: Partnership between X/Twitter and BetMGM

Updated: 16.04.2024
Reviewed by Lewis Constable
Fact checked by Aleksandra Andrishak

Welcome to the brand-new Pauls Comments column - a monthly opinion piece from Slotsjudge games expert Spakovskis Pauls, who will give his verdict on the biggest news from the international gambling sector every month at Slotsjudge.

Readers can look forward to excellent insight from a seasoned iGaming professional who will express his take on the latest goings on and how it applies to businesses and customers.

Meet Pauls: The Expert Behind the Column

But who is Pauls?

Beginning his career as a freelance broadcaster with Goexanimo, Spakovskis made his name as a desk host, commentator and team manager in the Baltic Esports League (BESL) and has been heavily involved in the Optibet Latvian League 2021 and various Redbull eSports events, including Valorant Camp Clutch 2023 and League of Legends 2023.

Complimenting his practical communicative skills is a healthy dose of SEO knowledge that extends to the digital, gaming, and eSports sectors.

This Month's Focus: The Synergy between X/Twitter and BetMGM

Quote from Pauls Spakovskis

Pauls believes a deal between social media behemoth X - formerly Twitter - and betting giant BetMGM can benefit sports fans significantly.

X has been at the forefront of the live sports conversation for years - millions of users discuss real-time events and plays as they unfold, transfer and/or trade rumours, boardroom-level gossip, and much more.

BetMGM's bosses hope to tap into the modern-day obsession with sport and convert the staggering potential into eye-bulging acquisition numbers while improving retention simultaneously.

Pauls said:

"With sporting updates, stats, news, or scores displayed alongside odds, the punters have a more precise concept of true value. Whether it be a statistical nugget on a franchise or team or exclusive insight from the best analysts, this development can better inform punters on possible bets.

This is a move that benefits all parties and opens the doors of opportunities for more ideas and things to come."

The Benefits of Cross-Platform Integration for Sports Enthusiasts and Bettors

What can users expect with the incorporation of BetMGM into X?

Pauls sees some standout benefits:

“The obvious advantage is rooted in user experience - for BetMGM customers, the ability to see odds that affiliate with a piece of breaking news or in-game play will ultimately provide a clearer picture of the action as it unfolds.”

“Another benefit could be establishing sports betting communities around a specific event or match. While online sports betting can often be quite insular, showcasing odds alongside a hashtag, for example, can bring together all corners of the X betting sphere to discuss specific markets.”

A New Era of Sports Engagement

Are we on the cusp of the next phase in the relationship between sports betting and social media?

“The X platform has been a cradle of statistical analysis, opinion, and hot takes for bettors over the years - but the ability to display odds adjacent to hashtag discussions on major sports events will add an entirely new dimension to the sports bettor experience on social media,” Pauls said.

“Whatever happens, the collaboration between X and BetMGM will shake up the sports betting landscape in more ways than one.”

Don't forget to check out regular insight from Pauls as part of Pauls Comments and stay at the forefront of all the latest iGaming gossips.

Lewis Constable
Lewis Constable
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