BetMGM has announced the opening of the first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium through its partnership with the Washington Nationals.
The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park is open year-round, offering sports fans an “innovative entertainment destination to watch and wager on games”.
Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, commented: “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.
“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.”
Accessible from N Street SE next to Center Field Gate, the 4,000 square feet sportsbook has a capacity of 187 and features 40 TVs with live odds boards that update as the action progresses. Visitors can place wagers at six betting windows or betting kiosks, whilst full-service beverage and dining options are also available.
The sportsbook will be located in the space previously known as Center Field Social, across Center Field Plaza from the Nationals Team Store. Fans can’t access the sportsbook whilst in attendance at a Nationals game, but they can still place bets via BetMGM’s mobile app.
Alan Gottlieb, Chief Operating Officer of Lerner Sports, added: “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 BetMGM app launched in Washington DC in June 2021, allowing users to place mobile wagers within a two-block radius of Nationals Park. The retail sportsbook is part of the operator’s multi-year, exclusive partnership with the Nationals.
Greenblatt continued: “The DC-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 DC, 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.”