Caesars Entertainment Corporation today announced its plans to introduce sports betting into its Atlantic City, Gulf Coast and Tunica properties. The introduction of sports betting in these jurisdictions is the first step in Caesars Entertainment's plan to expand its sports betting offering following the Supreme Court's landmark PASPA ruling and the subsequent legalization of sports betting in New Jersey and Mississippi.
Over the course of the next nine months, Caesars Entertainment will be building out the facilities to create the same world-class sports betting experiences currently available at its properties in Nevada. Caesars Entertainment plans to quickly introduce mobile sports betting throughout New Jersey and on property in Mississippi on the Caesars Casino & Sports mobile app. This will expand Caesars' existing online poker and online casino offerings in New Jersey. Caesars plans to introduce the mobile application in additional states when and if it becomes legal and economically attractive for Caesars to do so.
"The recent Supreme Court ruling allows us to expand our sports betting digital and mobile offerings into new markets," said Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. "We recognize that our customers expect exciting new experiences, which is why we will continue to offer new products through our mobile and digital platforms and inside our properties."
The sports betting offering began with facilities at Bally's, Wild Wild West on July 30 and Harrah's Atlantic City and August 1. Caesars plans to follow the retail openings with the introduction of mobile sports betting throughout New Jersey on the Caesars Casino & Sports mobile app. In Mississippi, sports betting locations are targeted to be available at Horseshoe Tunica and Harrah's Gulf Coast in mid-August. Caesars has quickly mobilized to provide guests a new exciting gaming experience that sports fans can trust.