Casino Metro, Puerto Rico’s largest casino, has announced the opening of its sportsbook with Caesars Sportsbook, a division of Caesars Entertainment.
The partnership brings Caesars Sportsbook’s elevated retail sports betting product to Casino Metro’s guests with plans to launch the Caesars Sportsbook mobile app in Puerto Rico in 2023, subject to regulatory approvals.
“We are proud to launch the “MetroBets with Caesars Sportsbook” brand, at Casino Metro, generating more than 30 new jobs for our workforce,” explained Ismael Vega, General Manager of Casino Metro. “The foray into the world of sports betting is a natural step for our operation, which has been characterized by constant innovation. Due to its complexity, as usual, we were immersed in a process of analysis and preparation to achieve it and we are proud to achieve this alliance with a giant like Caesars.”
The Caesars Sportsbook retail sportsbook at Casino Metro opens with three betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks for customers to place wagers. The newly renovated space will also feature more than 25 LED TVs and odds boards to bring guests the ultimate sports viewing experience to San Juan. Casino Metro has already begun its expansion, which will be completed in the second quarter of 2023. This ambitious project would add more than 7,000 square feet to the operation of its casino.
“As we pursued sports betting in Puerto Rico under its unique framework, we wanted to align with the best possible partner that would provide deep, localized knowledge of the market,” said Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital. “We found that partner in Casino Metro, which has a strong brand and customer base in the Puerto Rico market.”
After initially launching retail sports betting at Casino Metro, MetroBets with Caesars Sportsbook plans to expand to other satellite wagering locations in local businesses throughout the commonwealth, as permitted by Puerto Rico law, reaching a diverse customer base.
Caesars remains an industry leader in responsible gaming with a continued focus on responsible gaming education as Caesars Sportsbook continues to expand into new markets. Caesars Sportsbook has partnerships with the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and several individual teams, while being the exclusive odds provider for ESPN and CBS Sports.