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BetMGM Powers Progressive Jackpot for Wheel of Fortune’s Landmark 8,000th Episode

In a groundbreaking collaboration, BetMGM sponsors a Nightly Progressive Jackpot to commemorate the 8,000th episode of Wheel of Fortune, introducing a pioneering twist to the celebrated game show.

Unprecedented Jackpot Sponsorship in Game Show History

This landmark initiative marks the first instance where a betting operator sponsors a progressive jackpot on the show, allowing contestants to win additional cash prizes along with their earnings from solving the Bonus Puzzle. The celebratory “big money week” featuring this jackpot is set to broadcast from May 20 to May 24.

“Joining Wheel of Fortune for this significant event in American TV history is an honor for BetMGM,” stated Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM. “‘Big Money Week’ offers a unique experience for both contestants and viewers, showcasing the excitement of a progressive jackpot live.”

The special episodes will introduce a BetMGM-branded Double Jackpot wedge on the wheel, doubling the Nightly Progressive Jackpot for contestants who triumph in the Bonus Round. BetMGM will also be featured through various in-show integrations including the display of its logo on host Pat Sajak’s monitor and co-branded graphics in the center monitor, along with a jackpot ticket visible above the puzzle board during the episodes.

Expanding the Wheel of Fortune Universe with BetMGM

Further expanding its integration with the Wheel of Fortune brand, BetMGM launched the Wheel of Fortune Casino in March 2023, in partnership with IGT. This online platform, which debuted in New Jersey, allows players to engage with the game show format directly from their devices. “Bringing the Wheel of Fortune Online Casino to life offers fans a new way to connect with their favorite show, complete with the chance to win real money,” Greenblatt remarked at the launch.

In addition to the online casino, BetMGM recently introduced the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin slot game. This innovative slot features a distinctive reel setup providing 720 ways to win, currently available across multiple states including Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ontario through BetMGM Casino, Borgata Online, and Wheel of Fortune Casino.

This unique partnership celebrates a pivotal episode for Wheel of Fortune while also broadening BetMGM’s portfolio, merging traditional TV entertainment with cutting-edge gaming technology to offer fans an enriched, immersive experience.

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