BetMGM Wants To Secure $500m EBITDA In 2026, Report Reveals

Written By Grant Taylor-Hill on December 9, 2023 - Last Updated on January 12, 2024

It has been revealed in a report by Entain that BetMGM endeavours to secure a $500 million EBITDA through 2026. This staggering figure comes off the back of a ‘rebound’ of the online sports betting industry that has seen record numbers appear across the United States. BetMGM is one of the most popular and valuable operators in North America, and as those running betting services across the nation start becoming profitable, lofty heights are being targeted.

Entain is a joint owner of BetMGM, and it was recently revealed through a report that the company wants to bolster the operator’s offerings through the next two or three years. There’s a desire to make BetMGM the top-tier betting destination in North America, challenging the frontrunners in FanDuel and DraftKings. At present, BetMGM is on track to hit a stunning financial year, securing a total revenue of around $2 billion.

Growth Breeds Growth

The US sports betting markets have been going from strength to strength in recent months. From states hitting record-high milestones to more operators getting involved than ever before, there’s a paradigm shift occurring across the nation that’s revealing the inherent value of the gambling industry. At present, BetMGM is the third-largest operator in North America, but with these latest projections, it’s clear that the brand wants to sit at the top spot.

Recently, BetMGM’s CFO, Gary Deutsch, said in a statement:

‘While discussions of hold percents and win margins often focus on sports, we’ve also seen expansion of our NGR margin in iGaming. This is also driven by bonus optimization across our casino players as well as an increase in recreational players that we’ve acquired in the iGaming states. Recreational players tend to prefer slots to table games. Slots are higher margin.’

While the majority of BetMGM’s profit comes from iGaming, there’s a healthy number of bettors jumping into the firm’s sportsbooks. Recently, BetMGM decided to focus on enhancing its core product set, making the platform as accessible as possible. This was something touched upon by the firm’s CEO, Adam Greenblatt:

‘We continue to invest in making our app more intuitive and discovery easier, including a redesign of the event pages that now feature more markets, while simultaneously elevating the most popular logical groups of content to simplify navigation and creation of Same Game Parlays. We’ve also added new payment methods, making it easier and faster for users to deposit and place a bet or withdraw their winnings with greater than 70% of our withdrawals coming from fast channels such as Visa, Venmo, and Apple Pay.’

These changes and a broad vision could mean that BetMGM has no issue hitting that ambitious goal through 2026.

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