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William Hill sets US-first sportsbook arena deal

The William Hill US division and Monumental Sports & Entertainment have announced details of a new partnership that will see the first sportsbook open inside a professional sports venue in the US.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is the owner of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and Washington Mystics franchises. William Hill will now become the exclusive sports betting partner of the all these three teams and Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

Also, subject to regulatory approvals, a new William Hill sportsbook will open at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C., a venue owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

“We are excited to partner with William Hill, the industry leader in sports betting, to become the first professional sports arena in the US to feature a sportsbook. Through this partnership, we are thrilled to enhance the fan experience with innovative gaming opportunities and transformational dining and culinary options not just on event days, but year-round,” explained Ted Leonsis, Monumental Chairman, Founder, Principal Partner and CEO.

“This sportsbook will be a flagship venue for the industry and will serve the sports fans of the Washington DC area unlike any other. Partnering with Ted Leonsis and the entire Monumental team was ideal,” added Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US.

The sportsbook would feature premium sports betting facilities, span multiple floors and remain open daily, including on game days and both event and non-event days at the arena. Fans will also be able to bet on the William Hill mobile app while inside the arena.

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