Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced in partnership with MGM Resorts International the launch of a brand new free-to-play weekly prediction game called ‘Predict 6.’
The prediction game, which will be made available to fans on both the official MLS website and its mobile app, marks the first time a prediction programme has been incorporated into the competition’s marketing plans for fan engagement.
Predict 6, sponsored by BetMGM, will see MLS fans asking a series of questions for six league matches that include predicting the match’s outcome and which team will score first.
A $50,000 grand prize will be awarded to the user who correctly predicts all six match results and successfully answers the six additional questions on the application.
Chris Schlosser, MLS SVP of Media said: “Major League Soccer is excited to elevate the digital fan experience with the new free-to-play ‘Predict 6’ game presented by BetMGM.
“We are always looking for new experiences for our fans that bring them closer to the game. ‘Predict 6’ builds upon our existing fantasy offerings to give fans a free, quick and easy way to both compete and showcase their knowledge of the League and our clubs with friends.”
In addition to the grand prize, BetMGM has also guaranteed that the person who accumulates the highest points total will be given a reward if no winner is crowned. In this case, top-scoring users will win $500 or other prizes which are currently unspecified.
Scott Butera, MGM’s director of digital games, added: “Predict 6 is a concept that will allow fans to engage with their favourite MLS teams in a way that they’ve never experienced before.
“BetMGM looks forward to providing this free-to-play game during the upcoming season to soccer fans, as well as access to MGM’s world-class entertainment offerings and resorts.”
This new prediction game will kick off on Thursdays of every week during the regular MLS season, and will give fans the opportunity to build leagues and play against friends and fellow supporters, similar to the UK’s Super Six version.
‘Predict 6’ is not the first time MGM Resorts has partnered with the MLS and is building on the multi-year strategic relationship that has seen MGM becoming the first official gaming partner in the league in March 2019.
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— Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 27, 2020