Wheel of Fortune to feature BetMGM in-show promotions during Big Money Week

May 17, 2024 1:18 PM
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  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
May 17, 2024 1:18 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports

To celebrate the 8,000th episode of Wheel of Fortune, BetMGM is sponsoring promotions during the game show’s Big Money Week, May 20-24.

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The sports betting and igaming operator will sponsor a nightly progressive jackpot  awarded to any contestant who solves the show’s Bonus Puzzle. During gameplay, there will be a BetMGM branded Double Jackpot wedge on the show’s wheel, giving contestants  the opportunity to add double the Nightly Progressive Jackpot 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 in a statement. “Big Money Week is a great collaboration, giving contestants and viewers at home the opportunity to experience the excitement of a progressive jackpot.”

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.

BetMGM on-set placements during Wheel of Fortune episodes during Big Money Week include:

  • 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

Wheel of Fortune, in its 41st season, reaches 21.5 million unique viewers weekly and averages more than 9.1 million viewers nightly.