MGM Resorts, Buffalo Wild Wings debut mobile football game

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A casino company and a nationwide sports bar are kicking off a mobile football game designed to let customers pick favorite NFL teams, choose weekly fantasy performers and make proposition picks.

MGM Resorts International and Buffalo Wild Wings said their partnership, called Roar Digital, will offer a sports betting-style experience beginning with a free-to-play football game.

In a Thursday announcement timed with the start of the NFL season, MGM Resorts Chairman and chief executive Jim Murren and Buffalo Wild Wings President Lyle Tick say the aim is to offer fans and customers new digital options to enjoy games.

Officials say the goal is to expand later at Buffalo Wild Wings in states where sports betting is legal through a mobile app called BetMGM.

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