Robinhood Makes NBA Sponsorship Debut with Washington Wizards Deal

by Jared Kirui
  • The broker's logo will appear on the Wizards' jerseys starting in the 2023-24 season.
  • Robinhood has been named as the official brokerage of the NBA sporting team.
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Robinhood, the financial services platform renowned for pioneering commission-free stock trading, has been selected by the Washington Wizards as the official brokerage and jersey sponsorship partner. This multi-year agreement signifies Robinhood's first foray into the NBA sporting world.

The collaboration will see Robinhood's logo displayed on the Wizards' home and away jerseys, starting from the 2023-24 NBA season. This step aims to introduce Robinhood to the fan base of the NBA sporting team.

Baiju Bhatt, the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Robinhood Markets said: "Robinhood is proud to join with the Wizards and show the District what our customers already know; Robinhood gives you the tools and confidence to invest in a way that's right for you."

Robinhood Explores Sports Sponsorship

Beginning with the Wizards' game against the Indiana Pacers on October 25, 2023, and extending through the 2025-26 season, Robinhood's logo will adorn the upper left shoulder of all Wizards' jerseys. Fans will get their first look at these new jerseys during the opening game at Capital One Arena on October 28.

The partnership will be formally celebrated with a special ceremony during the first quarter break, and fans in attendance will receive a free "Wizards x Robinhood" branded t-shirt.

Although Robinhood is expanding its partnership in the sporting sector, the platform is grappling with regulatory challenges in the US. In August, the company ended its partnership with Jump Trading.

Jump Trading was the pioneering company to support Robinhood's entry into cryptocurrency markets in 2018. It was an early adopter, having been in the industry since 2017. However, Jump Trading recently pulled back from trading cryptocurrencies in the US.

Expanding Services amid Regulatory Challenges

This shift followed an extensive regulatory crackdown in the crypto industry, which has prompted several major market makers to reconsider their involvement. Notably, Jane Street Group, another significant market maker, announced in August that it was scaling back its presence in the US crypto market.

Despite the regulatory hurdles, Robinhood is expanding its products and services. In July, the brokerage firm announced that it was offering its users 24-hour market trading access. This service is designed to cater to a growing demographic of young, on-the-go investors who value the flexibility of trading at any time and from anywhere.

Robinhood, the financial services platform renowned for pioneering commission-free stock trading, has been selected by the Washington Wizards as the official brokerage and jersey sponsorship partner. This multi-year agreement signifies Robinhood's first foray into the NBA sporting world.

The collaboration will see Robinhood's logo displayed on the Wizards' home and away jerseys, starting from the 2023-24 NBA season. This step aims to introduce Robinhood to the fan base of the NBA sporting team.

Baiju Bhatt, the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Robinhood Markets said: "Robinhood is proud to join with the Wizards and show the District what our customers already know; Robinhood gives you the tools and confidence to invest in a way that's right for you."

Robinhood Explores Sports Sponsorship

Beginning with the Wizards' game against the Indiana Pacers on October 25, 2023, and extending through the 2025-26 season, Robinhood's logo will adorn the upper left shoulder of all Wizards' jerseys. Fans will get their first look at these new jerseys during the opening game at Capital One Arena on October 28.

The partnership will be formally celebrated with a special ceremony during the first quarter break, and fans in attendance will receive a free "Wizards x Robinhood" branded t-shirt.

Although Robinhood is expanding its partnership in the sporting sector, the platform is grappling with regulatory challenges in the US. In August, the company ended its partnership with Jump Trading.

Jump Trading was the pioneering company to support Robinhood's entry into cryptocurrency markets in 2018. It was an early adopter, having been in the industry since 2017. However, Jump Trading recently pulled back from trading cryptocurrencies in the US.

Expanding Services amid Regulatory Challenges

This shift followed an extensive regulatory crackdown in the crypto industry, which has prompted several major market makers to reconsider their involvement. Notably, Jane Street Group, another significant market maker, announced in August that it was scaling back its presence in the US crypto market.

Despite the regulatory hurdles, Robinhood is expanding its products and services. In July, the brokerage firm announced that it was offering its users 24-hour market trading access. This service is designed to cater to a growing demographic of young, on-the-go investors who value the flexibility of trading at any time and from anywhere.

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