ELGIN, IL (October 21, 2022) – Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, part of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”), today debuted its new Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker® Room with a grand opening that featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special guest appearance by World Series of Poker® Main Event Champion and Poker Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Moneymaker.
“We are proud to officially open this luxurious space for sports and poker fans who visit our property,” said Rolando Guerrero, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Grand Victoria Casino Elgin. “We wanted to create a comfortable space where guests may enjoy sporting events and live poker in a well-appointed environment complete with world-class amenities.”
The 2,100-square-foot sportsbook features three betting windows and five self-service betting kiosks providing sports fans with the thrill of cash-deposit sports betting in person, while the 4,400-square-foot poker room boasts 20 poker tables. The new shared space features a full-service bar equipped with bartop gaming, twenty large-screen LED TVs, and a lounge area where players can enjoy a drink and a meal from The Slice Pizzeria & Pasta or Crave Deli. The modern design offers an inviting, lounge-like space to enjoy sporting events and poker in a luxurious environment worthy of a Caesar.
Immediately following the ribbon-cutting, Chris Moneymaker met with players, signed autographs, and posed for photos before playing in a Shoot-Out Poker Tournament with a $25,000 prize pool and a $5,000 bounty. Grand Victoria Elgin will host its first World Series of Poker® Circuit Event November 10-21. With a total of $1 million in guaranteed prize money at stake, WSOP ring event winners can also win seats in the 2023 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas. More information on the WSOP Circuit Event can be found here.
“The opening of these new amenities is another step toward treating Illinois customers and sports fans like royalty,” said Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital. “Following the launch of our upgraded Caesars Sportsbook app in the state last spring, it’s only fitting we bring a new Caesars Sportsbook retail location and World Series of Poker Room to Grand Victoria Elgin. We look forward to providing guests with more unforgettable experiences at this historic property.”
In addition to convenient cash-deposit sports wagering now available in person at Grand Victoria Elgin, the easy-to-navigate Caesars Sportsbook app features improved performance with a focus on speed, ease of use, and intuitive features. Bettors in Illinois can download the app on iOS or Android to take advantage of additional ways to deposit funds, faster payouts, live scoreboards, and expanded in-play betting options, as well as same-game parlays, new cashout functionality, and more ways to wager with thousands of additional markets.
Caesars Sportsbook integrates the industry-leading loyalty program, Caesars Rewards, where every bet placed rewards the bettor with Tier Credits for status and Reward Credits that can be used to unlock unbeatable experiences within the Caesars portfolio of properties and partnerships. Caesars is an industry leader in responsible gaming with a decades-long commitment to responsible gaming practices. The Caesars Sportsbook app has best-in-class tools in place to prevent problem gambling, including Deposit Limits, Spending Limits, Daily Time Limits, and Cool Off Time Limits.
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About Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) is the largest casino-entertainment Company in the U.S. and one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers. Since its beginning in Reno, NV, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment, Inc. has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment, Inc.’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, Horseshoe®, and Eldorado® brand names. Caesars Entertainment, Inc. offers diversified gaming, entertainment and hospitality amenities, one-of-a-kind destinations, and a full suite of mobile and online gaming and sports betting experiences. All tied to its industry-leading Caesars Rewards loyalty program, the Company focuses on building value with its guests through a unique combination of impeccable service, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).