The Cleveland Cavaliers has named Caesars Sportsbook an official sports betting partner and Caesars Entertainment the official casino partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) side.
The collaboration includes plans to open a retail sportsbook at the northwest atrium area of the team’s home venue, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which is said to include betting windows for cash wagering as well as combining ‘custom VIP and hospitality experiences’ for Caesars Rewards members, along with on-site activations throughout the year.
“We’re ready to welcome Ohio sports fans into the Caesars Sportsbook Empire, while also making history with our second sportsbook at an NBA arena,” commented Chris Holdren, Co- President of Caesars Digital.
“Building upon our already established roots with Scioto Downs in Columbus, we’re excited to announce our partnership with the Cavaliers at an exciting time in their franchise’s history. As we prepare to launch sports betting in Ohio later this year, this wide-ranging partnership enables us to connect with the Cavs passionate and highly engaged fanbase.
“Caesars Sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will be a first-class venue providing an exciting atmosphere for sports betting and more.”
Whilst construction is said to be starting soon, the venue will be 10,355 square feet with a bar and VIP lounge, an extensive menu and TV’s, paid for by the Cavaliers and Caesars. The sportsbook will be located on the street level inside the northwest atrium of the venue near the intersection of Huron Road and Ontario Street.
Furthermore, open year-round on both event and non-event days, Caesars Sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is expected to be open by the end of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals.
Additionally, Caesars Sportsbook also gains access to the use of official Cleveland Cavaliers logos and marks, broadcast and digital content across the team’s properties and TV-visible in-game signage.
In May 2021, the platform became the first ever sportsbook at a professional venue – Capital One Arena in Washington DC – and has stated that it will soon be opening another Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field in Phoenix through a partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks.