Grand Victoria Casino Elgin has taken a further step towards “treating Illinois customers and sports fans like royalty” after lifting the veil off a range of fresh property additions.
In addition to debuting a retail sportsbook and World Series of Poker room, a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony also featured a guest appearance by WSOP Main Event Champion and Poker Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Moneymaker.
After meeting with fellow players and punters, he participated in a Shoot-Out Poker tournament that came with a $25,000 prize pool and a $5,000 bounty.
The gaming venue is set to host its maiden WSOP circuit event on November 10-21, which has $1m in guaranteed prize money at stake and allows ring event winners to gain a seat in the 2023 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
“We are proud to officially open this luxurious space for sports and poker fans who visit our property,” said Rolando Guerrero, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Grand Victoria Casino Elgin.
“We wanted to create a comfortable space where guests may enjoy sporting events and live poker in a well-appointed environment complete with world-class amenities.”
The 2,100-square-foot Caesars sportsbook features three betting windows and five self-service betting kiosks, while the 4,400-square-foot poker room boasts 20 poker tables. The new shared space features a full-service bar equipped with bar top gaming, 20 large-screen LED TVs, and a lounge area.
Furthermore, in addition to convenient cash-deposit sports wagering now being available in person at Grand Victoria Elgin, players can also utilise the Caesars Sportsbook app.
“The opening of these new amenities is another step toward treating Illinois customers and sports fans like royalty,” added Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital.
“Following the launch of our upgraded Caesars Sportsbook app in the state last spring, it’s only fitting we bring a new Caesars Sportsbook retail location and World Series of Poker Room to Grand Victoria Elgin. We look forward to providing guests with more unforgettable experiences at this historic property.”