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ESPN BET opens first retail sportsbook

April 25, 2024

Hollywood Casino at Greektown has unveiled its new ESPN BET branded sportsbook and restaurant on the upper floor of the 100,000-square-foot Downtown Detroit casino in the US. This sportsbook is the first ESPN BET branded retail location to open across PENN Entertainment’s portfolio of properties.

The ESPN BET sportsbook and restaurant offers guests approximately 4,500 square-feet of betting and dining space, with wagering kiosks, big-screen TVs and a 30’ video wall for an ultimate sports viewing experience.

“This is an exciting week to debut PENN’s first physical ESPN BET sportsbook as the city of Detroit hosts the NFL Draft and its festivities,” said Hollywood Casino at Greektown General Manager, John Drake. “Bringing ESPN BET to Hollywood Greektown combines PENN’s premier sports media and sports betting offerings to create an amazing atmosphere for fans to watch and bet on sports. To celebrate the opening, we’re thrilled to host ESPN talent and programming at our property throughout the week.”

“We’re thrilled to open the first ESPN BET retail location in Detroit and become part of a community of deeply passionate sports fans,” added Mike Morrison, Vice President, ESPN BET and ESPN Fantasy. “We want fans to come embrace a first-class betting experience and we’re excited to showcase the ESPN BET brand in a contemporary space.”

With the NFL Draft taking place less than a mile from the property, Hollywood Casino at Greektown is hosting a variety of ESPN programming in its opening week, including the First Draft podcast with Field Yates, Domonique Foxworth, Mina Kimes, and Matt Miller. ESPN Radio will broadcast the Unsportsmanlike morning show with Evan Cohen, Chris Canty, and Michelle Smallmon, and the Greeny Show. Additionally, ESPN BET Live, the daily sports betting show on ESPN2, will be live from the ESPN BET sportsbook on April 25th and 26th. ESPN talent will also conduct live SportsCenter hits from the property during the week.

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