MGM Resorts has officially announced the debut of a first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium, courtesy of its Washington Nationals collaboration.
The BetMGM branded entity is to remain open year-round, and is intended to complement the betting and gaming operator’s app that launched in Washington DC in June 2021 that allows users to place mobile wagers within a two-block radius of Nationals Park.
“We’re constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver sports fans unique experiences, and that’s just what we’ve done with the new BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park,” explained Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM.
“Whether fans are attending baseball games or looking for a place to watch any sporting event, the BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park is bound to be one of the most engaging sports viewing environments in the District.”
Adding: “The DC-Maryland-Virginia region is a great look into how we’re seeking to expand the BetMGM platform with a variety of unique experiences for our customers.
“They can utilise the BetMGM mobile app anywhere in Virginia, can visit the newly opened retail sportsbook at MGM National Harbor in Maryland, and now in DC, they can access the first sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium.
“We’ve established great partnerships that allow us to bring these one-of-a-kind touchpoints to the DMV.”
The 4,000 square feet sportsbook features 40 big-screen TVs with live odds boards that update as the action progresses. Visitors can place wagers directly with cashiers at six betting windows or utilise user-friendly betting kiosks.
Alan Gottlieb, chief operating officer of Lerner Sports, noted: “The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park represents the newest way in which we are providing our fans with the best experiences in sports and entertainment.
“Upon its opening, the sportsbook immediately becomes one of the neighbourhood’s premier venues for both the savvy bettor and casual fan to watch the top events in an upscale and electric atmosphere.”