Ontario has opened its first full-service sportsbook via the launch of Caesars Sportsbook at Caesars Windsor

Located at the front of the Legends Sports Bar, the new sportsbook will include three betting windows and seven betting kiosks. The 1,618-square-foot space also features 22 large-screen HD LED TVs and dedicated seating.

Attending the grand opening was Kevin Laforet, President at Caesars Windsor, as well as Windsor-West NDP MP, Brian Masse and Mayor, Drew Dilkens. On the sportsbook launch, Laforet noted: “Today’s grand opening is a testament to our community partners, team members, and our guests who have all patiently waited for this day. We embrace the opportunity to provide a world-class Caesars experience that both sports fans and guests will enjoy.”

To commemorate the opening, Hockey Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr, took part in the ribbon-cutting and ceremonial first bet, with any winnings benefiting The Grant Fuhr Foundation.

The grand opening event featured new menu items from Legends Sports Bar, including the launch of Caesars for a Cause, with Caesars Windsor Cares donating $1 from every specialty Caesar ordered from the Drinks & Bites menu to The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.

Laforet added: “We’re thrilled to offer sports bettors a chance to get in on the action with all their favourite sports and enjoy the thrill of single event betting as part of our world-class resort experience at Caesars.”

Tandem Engineering Group served as designer on the project in partnership with Artisan Construction, as general contractor.

With the sportsbook now open, bets can be placed on a wide range of sports including professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer and auto racing throughout the year.