At Nationals Park, D.C.

BetMGM opens first MLB in-stadium retail sportsbook

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BetMGM and the Washington Nationals announced Monday the opening of the first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium. The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park is open year-round.

"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," said 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."

Publicly accessible from N Street SE next to Center Field Gate, the new 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 utilize user-friendly betting kiosks. Additionally, the BetMGM Sportsbook offers full-service beverage and dining options. The sportsbook size is 4,000 square feet, with a capacity for 187 persons, and it is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until midnight.

Alan Gottlieb, Chief Operating Officer of Lerner Sports, said, "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 neighborhood's premier venues for both the savvy bettor and casual fan to watch the top events in an upscale and electric atmosphere."

The retail sportsbook complements the BetMGM app that launched in Washington, D.C. in June 2021, allowing users to place mobile wagers within a two-block radius of Nationals Park. Today's news is the latest phase of BetMGM's multi-year, exclusive partnership with the Washington Nationals

Greenblatt continued: "The D.C.-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 utilize the BetMGM mobile app anywhere in Virginia, can visit the newly opened retail sportsbook at MGM National Harbor in Maryland, and now in D.C., 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 newly created sportsbook will be located in the space previously known as Center Field Social, across Center Field Plaza from the Nationals Team Store. It will not be accessible by fans while they are in attendance at a Nationals game, but fans will be able to place bets via BetMGM's mobile app.

The news comes a few months after another major operator, FanDuel, opened the first NBA in-stadium sportsbook lounge with Arizona's Phoenix Suns.

BetMGM retail sportsbook Washington, D.C.

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