Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the online and retail sports betting division of the Fanatics digital sports platform, has become the first legal sports betting operator, in partnership with the Washington Commanders, to open a retail sportsbook inside an NFL Stadium. The Fanatics Sportsbook at FedExField in Maryland is the company’s first entry into the legal sports betting market, and it also represents the Commanders’ formal market access entry in Maryland.
“We are excited to bring the Fanatics Sportsbook to Maryland at FedExField. Our first retail location, with adjacency to the Commanders Team store, is a physical representation of what Fanatics will deliver to sports fans all over North America,” said Ari Borod, Chief Business Officer, Fanatics Betting and Gaming. “We are rolling out our platform first at retail and we will have more exciting news to share in the coming months as we bring to market new mobile technology designed to improve the betting experience for sports fans.”
The newly designed sportsbook is 5,000sq.ft and features eight betting windows, 21 self-service betting kiosks, two giant LED Video Walls, 38 TV monitors and a full-service restaurant with food options that every sports fan will enjoy. The Fanatics Sportsbook will stand alongside the Washington Commanders Team Store, which is operated by Fanatics, building a true Super Fan experience. Now in one location, fans will be able to place a sports wager, buy team merchandise and watch a game in the ultimate sports atmosphere.
“When our journey began over two years ago, we knew we had to reinvigorate the guest experience at FedExField and open the campus to the community. Today is a special moment in realising that vision as we open this innovative sportsbook, operating seven days a week for sports fans throughout our community,” said Washington Commanders Team President Jason Wright.
The FedExField location will offer legal sports betting markets on all major sports, not just the NFL. The Fanatics Sportsbook will offer viewing experiences and betting markets for all major sports including professional and college football, basketball, hockey, baseball, alongside tennis, soccer, golf, MMA and boxing. The development and trading of sports betting markets will be done in house at Fanatics Betting and Gaming and supported by a number of world-class trading suppliers.
The Fanatics Sportsbook at FedExField will be open seven days a week from 10 am – 12 am ET. Patrons can access the sportsbook from its own entrance located at Gate H, off of Garrett Morgan Road and FedEx Way. In accordance with the NFL’s Commercial Gambling policy, the sportsbook will be open with food and beverage service but will not take any bets on the dates of Washington Commanders home games.