WASHINGTON — Sports betting is coming to Capital One Area.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment Chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis and William Hill US CEO Joe Asher announced the plan the bring to sports betting to the arena Thursday morning.
The plan is to bring the William Hill Sports Book to Capital One Arena.
According the press release, the deal is the first of its kind at a professional sports venue in the nation.
"We always strive to be first and the innovator in pro sports and we are please to announce this is the first in area sports book," Leonsis said. "We will try to interrogate everything William Hill can bring to this industry."
Leonsis said they were trying to make a statement that gaming and sports belong together.
Asher said they are looking to create an incredible social experience where you can come and hang out with your buddies.
Earlier this week, a D.C. Superior Court judge issued a two-week restraining order that would block the District from moving forward on it's $215 million no-bid sports gambling contract with Intralot, the company that was hired to establish sports gambling in D.C.