The casino company Caesars Entertainment is in talks to open a sportsbook at Audi Field in 2020.
US.- The legalisation of sports betting in the US has boosted partnerships between sports organisations and gambling companies. Caesars is looking to expand its reach in the country, this time by considering the opening of a sportsbook at Audi Field.
According to the Washington Post, the talks between Caesars and Audi Field include a sponsorship pact that would lead to Caesars’ logo being featured on the sleeve of DC United’s jersey in 2020. If successful, the casino company would also open a sportsbook at Audi Field in the spring.
Andy Bush, United’s chief business officer, said: “We are absolutely excited about the opportunity to partner with Caesars. It would be an incredible opportunity to engage with our fans.”
Moreover, the Executive VP for Communications and Government Relations at Caesars, Richard Broome, said that they’re interested in a partnership with DC United, but they “aren’t there yet.”
DC Lottery adopts sports betting regulations
Back in September, the Office of Lottery and Gaming announced the adoption of rules to regulate sports betting in DC. The rules were published as support implementation of the “Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018” passed by D.C. City Council last year.
Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan explained that the 115-page document incorporates feedback from potential operators in DC’s emerging sports betting industry submitted during the public comment period that closed on July 15.
“The changes incorporated by the Office largely provide further clarification to the operating community and did not fundamentally change the rules as initially proposed earlier this summer,” she said.