Pro Football Hall of Fame Village granted sports book, online betting platform licenses

November 2, 2022 1:05 PM
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November 2, 2022 1:05 PM

Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be able to place wagers on NFL games and other sports starting Jan. 1, 2023.

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The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, owner of the Hall of Fame Village on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus in Canton, Ohio, Wednesday announced it’s been granted a sports book license by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The resort and entertainment company also was granted an online betting platform.

The company previously announced 10-year partnerships with Rush Street Interactive as its official retail sports-betting partner, and Betr, founded by gaming industry veteran Joey Levy and boxer and media mogul Jake Paul, as its official mobile sports-betting partner.

Legal sports betting in the Buckeye State begins on New Year’s Day.

“The legalization of sports betting in Ohio opens up a breadth of opportunity across our company’s three business verticals and for our fans,” said Hall of Fame Village President and CEO Michael Crawford in a statement. “We will have the only physical sports book in Stark County and the first dedicated sports microbetting platform via the Betr mobile app, bringing fans and guests a multitude of different and new ways to experience sports entertainment.”

The retail sportsbook will be named BetRivers Sportsbook. It will be located at the Hall of Fame Village’s Fan Engagement Zone, a sports and entertainment-themed promenade that offers rooftop views of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The mobile sportsbook will offer patrons consumers seamless online betting experiences in Ohio. The Betr app features microbetting, enabling consumers to bet on nearly every moment of every live sporting event, including pitches and at-bats, plays and drives, shots and possessions.