RAYNHAM, Mass. — With the start of in-person sports betting on track to begin in Massachusetts at the end of the month, Caesars Entertainment on Monday announced a plan to open a 30,000-square-foot retail location in the Bay State.
Caesars says will offer in-person sports betting through a partnership with Raynham Park, just south of Boston, pending approval by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
The partnership marks Caesars’ first in-person foray into the Bay State and includes the eventual opening of the Raynham sportsbook, which will become one of the largest free-standing race and sports wagering facilities in the United States, according to Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital, and Raynham Park owner Chris Carney.
“Raynham Park is in an excellent location in southeast Massachusetts and will be one of just a few retail sports betting locations in the Commonwealth,” Hession said in a statement. “It’s great to partner with the Carney family, which has a long history in the community and an exciting vision for a tremendous sports entertainment and pari-mutuel simulcasting facility. We look forward to showcasing the Caesars commitment to world-class experiences through this partnership.”
Caesars Sportsbook at Raynham Park will initially open as a temporary sportsbook inside the current simulcasting facility before later moving nearby into one of the biggest standalone sports betting and pari-mutuel simulcasting establishments in the United States. The state-of-the-art sportsbook will feature an “elevated atmosphere fit for a Caesar” as part of a new building expected to be complete by the middle of 2023.
“Caesars Sportsbook is the strongest retail sports gaming brand in the industry and we are extremely proud to announce our partnership,” Carney said in a statement. “Our sportsbook will be one of the largest sports gaming destinations not only in Massachusetts, but in the United States. With Caesars’ legendary commitment to quality and integrity, Raynham Park will be a world-class venue that will set a new standard for gaming in Massachusetts.”
In addition to in-person sports wagering and horse racing simulcast wagering at Raynham Park, Caesars Sportsbook plans to launch on desktop and be available for download on iOS and Android devices. Caesars Sportsbook will be available to eligible Massachusetts sports fans when mobile sports betting goes live later this year after Caesars was found to have met the eligibility requirements for a temporary mobile sports betting license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
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