Following the launch of its pop-up sports book at Capital One Arena in July, William Hill has offered a glimpse into the permanent sports book location that is expected to open in early 2021.
In partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the William Hill Sports Book sets out to offer a first-of-its-kind sports fan experience inside a professional sports complex.
The renderings showcase a multi-level entertainment space that will feature a full-service sports book with 12 ticket windows and 10 self-service kiosks, two VIP areas and one large private dining/event space. Additional features include entertainment space with 1,500 square feet of custom LED that will wrap the entire facility.
David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William Hill US, explained: “The success of the William Hill pop-up sports book has exceeded our expectations, and we’re excited to create the next phase of the sports fan experience with our permanent location inside the Capital One Arena.
“What we’re creating now is a game-day experience that can’t be rivaled. Offering a full-service sports book and restaurant, with an ambiance built around the excitement and energy of live sporting events.”
“We are thrilled to be the first US sports complex to have opened a year-round sports book at Capital One Arena, located in the nation’s capital,” said Jim Van Stone, President, Business Operations and Chief Commercial Officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
“The William Hill Sports Book will be a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience not only for Wizards and Capitals fans attending events, but for all sports fans – featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual technologies and premium culinary offerings, which will surely become a premier entertainment destination for Washingtonians and visitors to the Greater Washington region.”
Upon receipt of all required regulatory approvals, construction will begin on the permanent sports book space. Upon launch in early 2021, the facility will be open daily, year-round, and accessible to the public from F Street. The second floor also offers direct access to and from the Capital One Arena during select ticketed events.
Sports fans of legal age will also have the option to wager on a William Hill mobile app inside the arena, as permitted by the Washington DC regulations. Details about the mobile app and food and beverage operator who will create a curated game-day experience will be announced in the coming weeks.