Casino Metro & Caesars launch ‘complex’ Puerto Rican sportsbook

Puerto Rico’s largest casino, Casino Metro, has teamed up with Caesars Sportsbook to announce the opening of a sports betting division at the land-based venue. 

Under the Metrobets with Caesars Sportsbook brand, the collaboration also has plans to bring the Caesars Sportsbook mobile betting app to Puerto Rico, which remains subject to regulatory approval.

Ismael Vega, General Manager of Casino Metro, commented: “We are proud to launch the “MetroBets with Caesars Sportsbook” brand, at Casino Metro, generating more than 30 new jobs for our workforce.

“The foray into the world of sports betting is a natural step for our operation, which has been characterised by constant innovation. Due to its complexity, as usual, we were immersed in a process of analysis and preparation to achieve it and we are proud to achieve this alliance with a giant like Caesars.”

The 7,000 square foot Caesars Sportsbook is set to be completed in the second quarter of 2023, using three betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks for customers to place wagers.

Additionally, the sports betting venue will feature more than 25 LED television screens and odds boards, in a bid to provide ‘the ultimate sports viewing experience’ to Casino Metro patrons.

“As we pursued sports betting in Puerto Rico under its unique framework, we wanted to align with the best possible partner that would provide deep, localised knowledge of the market,” added Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital.

“We found that partner in Casino Metro, which has a strong brand and customer base in the Puerto Rico market.”