Caesars Sportsbook, a division of Caesars Entertainment, the largest casino-entertainment company in the US, announced plans to open a new Caesars branded sportsbook in Puerto Rico. The launch is completed via a partnership between Caesars Sportsbook and the largest casino in Puerto Rico, Casino Metro.
Casino Metro and Caesars to Open Retail Betting Location
Under the terms of the new deal, announced Wednesday, the duo plan to introduce a new sportsbook called “MetroBets with Caesars Sportsbook.” The new sports betting retail outlet is expected to deliver exciting experiences for Casino Metro guests.
According to Caesars, the new retail sportsbook at Casino Metro will offer 12 self-service betting kiosks as well as three betting windows. The overall space of the project spans more than 7,000 square feet and is expected to offer 25 LED TVs, as well as boards that display odds for the convenience of the bettors. Caesars confirmed that Casino Metro has already started the expansion of the venue which will be the home of the new retail betting outlet.
The Duo Plans to Expand Its Partnership in the Future
The launch of the location itself is planned for the second quarter of next year, Caesars explained. Besides retail betting, Caesars Sportsbook and Casino Metro revealed plans for the launch of a mobile sports betting application for Puerto Rico next year, but the introduction remains subject to relevant regulatory approvals.
What’s more, Caesars did not rule out further expansion via “other satellite wagering locations” in line with the regulations in Puerto Rico. Still, additional details are yet to be confirmed about the aforementioned expansions between Caesars and Casino Metro.
The Collaboration Brings Excitement for Caesars, Casino Metro
Eric Hession, Caesars Digital’s president, said that the retail location complements the company’s plan for the regulated betting market in Puerto Rico. At the same time, he explained that the company wants to deliver unique experiences for the bettors by leveraging its knowledge. Finally, Hession said that Caesars found the best partner by selecting Casino Metro and predicted that the collaboration will bring unique experiences for sports betting fans.
“As we pursued sports betting in Puerto Rico under its unique framework, we wanted to align with the best possible partner that would provide deep, localized knowledge of the market.“
Eric Hession, president of Caesars Digital
Ismael Vega, Casino Metro’s general manager, added that the company is glad to announce the “MetroBets with Caesars Sportsbook” brand which will help create more than 30 new jobs. He added that the casino constantly seeks to innovate which is why introducing sports betting was a “natural step.” Finally, Vega said that the company is excited to collaborate with an industry expert such as Caesars for the launch of sports betting.