Vince Vaughn has been offered Super Bowl commercials in the past, but he finally said yes when he got the chance to work alongside sports greats Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky in an ad this year for gambling app BetMGM.
The spot features Vaughn explaining that anyone could use BetMGM except the retired NFL star because he’s already “won enough.” The “Wedding Crashers” star is also shown having dinner with ice hockey legend Gretzky.
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Vaughn rarely does commercials. “I’ve been offered Super Bowl ads in the past…but this just really made sense,” Vaughn told me Tuesday at the final season premiere of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “I love Las Vegas, obviously, and MGM. That felt like a good fit. Tom and Wayne are great, so it just felt fun.”
Vaughn continued, “Tom is super easy and he’s funny, same with Wayne. They were easy to be around.”
The first of three teasers for the final Super Bowl commercial debuted Jan. 18. The corresponding BetMGM Big Game Bash will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas headlined by Luke Combs.
Vaughn is widely know for delivering the line, “Vegas, baby, Vegas!” in the 1996 movie “Swingers.” In 2022, he became the face of Caesars iGaming and Casino platforms. It was reported last year that Vaughn will star as a struggling Vegas entertainer in “Easy Waltz,” an indie that marks the feature film directorial debut of “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Vaughn said both the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are “great,” but he’s not betting on either because “neither one is my team.”
But he is rooting for Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. “You have to root for love. You’re not a hater, come on,” Vaughn said.
Is Vaughn a Swiftie? “Yes, I enjoy her music very much and Kelce, he likes to get out there and make a catch,” the actor said. “Good for those two.”
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