According to The Washington Post, talks are underway between DC United and Caesars to possibly open a sportsbook at the MLS side stadium.
Currently the 20,000 Audi Field is embarking on a renovation process as the club aims to modernise the venue and expand match day participation, possibly by creating a sportsbook in the arena.
The plans have been confirmed to lead to increased cooperation between the casino owner and the club, with Caesars eventually being DC United’s sleeve sponsor.
DC United’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Bush, revealed to the Washington Post:“We are absolutely excited about the opportunity to partner with Caesars. It would be an incredible opportunity to engage with our fans.”
Richard Broome, Caesars Entertainment’s executive vice president of communications and government relations, added: “We’re interested in a partnership with DC United, but we aren’t there yet.”
The plans follow the groundbreaking partnership between William Hill US and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is expected to see the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and Washington Mystics home release of a sportsbook.
Providing it overcomes the requisite regulatory approvals, the agreement will include becoming the first sports book at a U.S. professional sports venue with the establishment of a Capital One Arena William Hill Sports Book. William Hill will also become Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s official sports betting partner.