The collaboration between Notah Begay III and PointsBet, an online gaming operator trying to develop the game of golf, seemed inevitable.
As sports betting platforms continue to evolve, partnerships with former athletes have become the norm.
A year ago, NBC and Golf Channel aligned with PointsBet. Begay, an NBC and Golf Channel analyst who grew up in Albuquerque, says his new role as PointsBet Ambassador is a smooth transition through this initial partnership.
In the past, four-time PGA Tour winner Begay has said he talks to colleagues on podcasts and sometimes offers his predictions for golf tournaments and even sometimes his expertise in betting accessories. on the golf course.
Now everything is exclusive to PointsBet.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to use my historical experience to live and grow in the era of tribal gaming and to see this whole space evolve and diversify,” Begay said last week when PointsBet announced the collaboration. . “Now we are looking at the opportunities for mobile gaming, sports betting, golf betting, which I think offers a huge amount of opportunities.”
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The collaboration includes the NB3 de Begay Foundation as a beneficiary. Begay will provide essential support to PointsBet’s diversity initiatives and its work with tribal communities.
“PointsBet was adamant about including the NB3 Foundation as a beneficiary,” said Begay. “They will become an official partner of the organization and support our program and support our outreach to children regarding creating all of these different avenues for healthy growth for Native American children who use the NB3 Foundation platform. “