The new Fanatics retail sportsbook sits just outside the Right Field District Gate at the corner of Larry Doby Way and East 9th St.
Former Cleveland Guardians reliever Paul Shuey placed the honorary first bet of $20 on North Carolina football to win its opener.
“It just kind of brings a little more interest to the games, gets you more invested in what’s going on, ”Shuey said.
Fanatics Progressive Field Retail Location
The Fanatics Sportsbook at Progressive Field is nearly 600 square feet and features two betting windows, four self-service betting kiosks, and seven TV monitors. The sportsbook offers legal betting markets for all major sports, including professional and college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, MMA, and boxing.
“We’re very excited to partner with Fanatics Betting and Gaming to bring a retail sportsbook location to Progressive Field,” said Cleveland Guardians Vice President of Corporate and Premium Partnerships Ted Baugh. “This will provide our fans a very convenient in-person option to place bets, and it will also help to generate excitement and revenue for the team.”
Fanatics Betting and Gaming CEO Matt Kalish said the company is “thrilled” to open its first retail sportsbook at Progressive Field. “We believe that this partnership with the Guardians is a great fit, and we’re excited to bring our world-class sports betting experience to Cleveland, “Kalish said.
A ticket to the Guardians game isn’t required to place a bet at the new Fanatics retail location, but MLB rules prohibit sportsbooks from having an entrance to a sportsbook from inside the stadium. Customers inside the stadium can wager through the Fanatics app.
Fanatics App Live in Ohio
Earlier this week, Fanatics announced their app, which was in beta mode for the previous two months, is now fully functional and available for download in the App Store or Google Play Store. It is a new Ohio sports betting app for lovers of sports wagering in the state.
The new Fanatics app features a robust catalog of sports events and enough betting markets to keep even the most exotic-minded sports bettor returning for more.
Fanatics ranked eighth in the state in June revenue. This new retail location, the retail location planned for later this year with the Columbus Blue Jackets and their looming acquisition of Australian bookmakers PointsBet US bookmaking operation, should give Fanatics a chance at competing with FanDuel and DraftKings.
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