BetMGM relocates Cincinnati retail sportsbook to Nation Kitchen and Bar

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It is a fresh start in the new year for the Cincinnati Reds and its BetMGM retail sportsbook. After lackluster results inside Great American Ballpark, the venue relocated to a place where anyone in the area can pop in and bet.

The new sportsbook is inside Nation Kitchen and Bar, a downtown Cincinnati eatery housed within the tourist destination The Banks. The venue is located adjacent to Great American Ballpark and within walking distance of Paycor Stadium where the Cincinnati Bengals play.

“While devising plans for our sportsbook in Cincinnati, it was important for us to team with a local business to deliver an all-encompassing experience that can be everyone’s home-away-from-home to watch a game. We look forward to having Nation Kitchen and Bar serve its best-in-class food to our customers at The Banks,” said BetMGM Chief Revenue Officer Matt Prevost.

“As our business has grown from serving renowned burgers in Pendleton, to serving the greater region of Cincinnati with multiple locations, we are honored to launch our newest Nation Kitchen & Bar on the front doorstep to our city,” added Andrew Salzbrun, Nation Kitchen and Bar partner.  

The retail book within the restaurant will be open seven days a week, with hours ranging from 8 a.m. to midnight depending on the day.

“Nation Kitchen & Bar opening at The Banks with BetMGM brings a strong local brand dedicated to creating a neighborhood feel to their locations. This combination covers the bases for every type of visitors to this vibrant part of our city,” said Reds Senior Vice President of Business Operations Karen Forgus.

When the sportsbook was located within the ballpark, it consistently turned out some of the lowest revenues in the state. Additionally, the venue was embroiled in the college baseball betting scandal, as Bert Neff placed a bet on Alabama baseball using insider information at the ballpark back in May.