Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced the launch of a brand new free-to-play weekly prediction game in conjunction with MGM Resorts International titled ‘Predict 6’. 

The prediction game, which will be made available to fans on both the MLS official website and its mobile app, marks the first time that a prediction system will be integrated into the competition’s fan engagement marketing plans.

Predict 6, which is presented by BetMGM, will see MLS fans asked a series of questions for six league matches which includes predicting the result of the match and which team will score first.

A grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the user that correctly predicts all six match outcomes and successfully answers the six additional proposition questions. 

Chris Schlosser, MLS SVP of Media, stated: “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.”

Aside from the grand prize, BetMGM has also ensured that a prize will be made available to the person that accumulates the highest points total, should no winner be crowned. In this instance, the top-scoring users will earn $500 or other currently unspecified prizes. 

Scott Butera, President of Interactive Gaming at MGM, added: “Predict 6 is a concept that will allow fans to engage with their favorite 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.”

The new weekly prediction game will kick off every Thursday throughout the regular MLS season and, similar to the UK’s Super Six version, will grant fans the ability to create leagues and compete against friends and fellow supporters.

‘Predict 6’ is not the first time that MGM Resorts has collaborated with the MLS and builds on the multi-year strategic partnership that saw MGM become the league’s first-ever official gaming partner in March 2019.