Scott O’Neil doesn’t believe his teams will be cast in a bad light by agreeing to a multiyear deal with one of the world’s leading online poker companies. But there were immediate questions about the relationship.
The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have become the first major U.S.-based professional teams to sign a sponsorship deal with an online gambling company.
The founder of one of the world’s largest private equity firms, Josh Harris and his group paid $320 million to Jeff Vanderbeek for the rights to the Devils and the lease to the Prudential Center.
Adam Aron stepped down as Philadelphia 76ers CEO on Monday and was replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O’Neil.