Caesars Sportsbook opening at Cavs home


Sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse opens Image: Gensler

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. – in partnership with the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Cleveland Cavaliers – celebrated the ceremonial grand opening of Caesars Sportsbook at their residence -the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio (US). The new, 10,355-square-foot sportsbook accepted its first legal sports wagers on January 1st, 2023.

‘Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse’ stated that the January 2nd ceremonial grand opening marked the first time the sportsbook was operational during a Cavs home game. The event featured remarks from Caesars and Cavs representatives, appearances by Cavs Legends, a ceremonial first bet, and a combined donation of $40,000 from Caesars Sportsbook and the Cavaliers to Seeds of Literacy, a nonprofit organization that provides free General Educational Development (GED®) and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) preparation and basic education to adults in the Cleveland area.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, US. The Cavaliers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division.

The 19,432-capacity Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is a multipurpose arena in Cleveland, Ohio, US. The building is the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL). It also serves as a secondary arena for Cleveland State Vikings men’s and women’s basketball.

Caesars Entertainment, Inc., formerly Eldorado Resorts, Inc., is an American hotel and casino entertainment company founded and based in Reno, Nevada (US) that operates more than 50 properties. Eldorado Resorts acquired Caesars Entertainment Corporation and changed its own name to Caesars Entertainment on July 20th, 2020.

Caesars Sportsbook is the only sportsbook app with Caesars Rewards®. As an official sports betting partner of the National Football League (NFL), Caesars Sportsbook treats every player like an Emperor, because that’s what they deserve.

‘Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse’ further stated that Caesars Sportsbook is easily accessible in the heart of the Gateway District in downtown Cleveland. Its location within the FieldHouse glass atrium offers an incredible view of the Cuyahoga River and allows for natural sunlight to shine throughout the space. It also provides a seamless connection to the more than 200 ticketed events hosted at the venue each year, including Cavs and Cleveland Monsters (AHL) games. The sportsbook features wall-to-wall flatscreen televisions, five betting windows and 15 self-service betting kiosks with an extensive food and beverage menu and an elevated lounge-like atmosphere across two stories.

Maintained David Grolman, Senior Vice-President (SVP) and Chief Retail Sportsbook Officer at Caesars Sportsbook, “We expect Caesars Sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to be a go-to entertainment destination for sports fans in Ohio. This unique retail sportsbook anchored to a franchise with tremendous pedigree provides potential customers with a rewarding experience they can’t find anywhere else.”

Noted Nic Barlage, head honcho, Cleveland Cavaliers, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Rock Entertainment Group, “The launch of legalized sports betting in Ohio and the grand opening of Caesars Sportsbook at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is a historic moment for our franchise, Northeast Ohio, and the entire State. It is with great pride and responsibility that we open the first Sportsbook in a sports venue in Cleveland. Located within the heart and fabric of downtown Cleveland and connected to the over 200 events that the FieldHouse hosts each year, this Sportsbook will be an asset and amenity for our community, and we’re excited to bring it to life alongside our great partners in Caesars.”

Caesars Sportsbook is an ‘Official Sports Betting Partner’ and Caesars Entertainment is the ‘Official Casino Partner’ of the Cavs, unlocking unforgettable experiences for bettors available through its industry-leading customer loyalty program Caesars Rewards. In addition to discounted getaways and world-class culinary experiences at Caesars destinations across the United States, customers can enjoy special access to Cavs tickets, merchandise, experiences with Cavs Legends, and more.

Caesars Sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is Caesars Entertainment’s third sportsbook at a United States professional sports facility, adding to the industry’s first in-arena sportsbook – the Caesars Sportsbook at the 20,000-capacity Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and Caesars Sportsbook at the 48,519-capacity Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Arizona Diamondbacks. The opening adds to Caesars’ legacy in the Buckeye State (Ohio), where it just opened another Caesars Sportsbook location at top horse racing and gaming destination Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio.

The Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, formerly known as Scioto Downs Racino, is a horse racing track and casino in Columbus, Ohio, owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. The track has operated since 1959, and became Ohio’s first racino with the addition of video lottery terminals (VLTs) on June 1st, 2012.

Eligible sports fans are welcome to visit the sportsbook year-round, which is now open on both event and non-event days Monday through Thursday from 10 am to midnight, Friday from 10 am to 1 am., Saturday from 9 am to 1 am, and Sunday from 9 am to midnight.

For realtime industry updates and to join the empire of like-minded Caesars, players can engage with the Caesars Sportsbook social handle @CaesarsSports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For more information, please visit and follow @Cavs on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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