Caesars Sportsbook unveiled
Caesars Entertainment completed its $4bn takeover of sportsbook operator William Hill in April this year. As part of that acquisition, Caesars CEO Tom Reeg revealed that the company intended to rebrand William Hill’s US-facing sportsbook with the aim of expansion in multiple states.
Caesars finally unveiled that rebranded sportsbook on Monday, confirming that the mobile app is live in eight states. To publicize the new Caesars Sportsbook, the operator posted a promotional video to Twitter featuring actor-comedian JB Smoove, the face of its new advertising campaign:
Chris Holden, co-president of Caesars Digital, commented on the new offering in a Monday statement. He said: “In our world, everyone’s an emperor, and the Caesars Sportsbook app delivers an experience worthy of them. We invite people to play with us online, stay with us at our resorts and experience their favorite sports in new ways through unparalleled partnerships.”
Putting a plan into action
In a May conference call, Caesars CEO Tom Reeg detailed the company’s next steps following its acquisition of William Hill. He made clear the operator’s intention to offload William Hill’s non-US assets and focus on domestic sports betting expansion. Reeg added that the company would utilize the $100m in free cash flow it generated each month to this aim.
launched in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
A rebrand of Wiliam Hill’s sportsbook before the beginning of the NFL season formed an important part of Reeg’s strategy. On Monday, the new mobile app launched in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Meanwhile, its rollout is pending regulatory review in Arizona, Maryland, and Louisiana.
A company statement released for the launch explains that the Caesars Sportsbook combines all of the operator’s sports betting assets under one brand. Caesars also noted the extensive wagering options available on the app, including live in-game betting with flexible limits.
Added to this, the sportsbook also integrates with the operator’s loyalty program, Caesars Rewards. This allows gamblers to earn prizes such as free play, dining, getaways, plus sports and entertainment experiences.
Station Casinos ups its game
Caesars Entertainment is not the only Vegas-based casino operator backing a new sports betting offering, with Station Casinos unveiling an updated mobile app of its own. The operator said its new STN Sports app is easier and faster to use, offering an expanded array of betting options for in-play wagering.
Station Casinos took to Twitter on Sunday to post a promotional video featuring social media star Matt Cutshall:
The app launch comes just over two months after former Red Rock Resort sportsbook director Jason McCormick replaced Art Manteris as Station sportsbook vice president. With the new offering, McCormick said Station is attempting to expand its wagering options to “anything guests would be looking to bet.” This includes the addition of a larger prop wagering menu and an expanded array of promotions.