Live Sports Lottery Developer EquiLottery Games has signed an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to see the launch of a new officially licensed ‘Baseball Bucks’ lottery draw game. The game will feature the official MLB brand marks and the 30 MLB clubs and be based on sheer opportunity.
Based on the patented game platform created by EquiLottery, it will be the first time a U.S. professional sports league such as the MLB has entered the lottery draw game category. It seeks at attracting a distinct type of lottery player than traditional sports gaming and expanding involvement with baseball fans.
Players will be able to buy a quick pick ticket featuring 10 games from the regular season schedule of that day’s MLB. Winning tickets will match anywhere from seven out of ten winning teams, to ten out of ten winners, with four levels of reward and only 6/1 general odds.
The partnership also has the ability to expand into collaborations on other live baseball-based lottery games, including models offering life-changing jackpots comparable to famous cornerstones like Powerball and Mega Millions.
Brad Cummings CEO of EqiuLottery said: “We are pleased to be working with one of the most iconic leagues in professional sports worldwide. We have already hit the ground running and the early response from lotteries to Baseball Bucks has been exceedingly positive.
“I want to thank MLB for being exceptional to work with through this process as we develop a game that will increase the engagement with baseball across the US while also returning more money to the good causes lotteries support. As with all of our games, Baseball Bucks is designed to be a win for all parties involved.”
Kenny Gersh MLB Executive Vice President, Gaming & New Business Ventures, commented: “We are always aiming to work with partners who share our goal of providing innovative ways for fans to engage with live games. Baseball Bucks is a completely new gaming opportunity for lottery players and baseball fans. We’re looking forward to working with Brad and EquiLottery Games to bring Baseball Bucks to as many jurisdictions as we can.”