ESPN Bet opens retail sportsbook in Downtown Detroit

ESPN Bet has opened its first physical location at the Hollywood Casino in Greektown in Downtown Detroit.

newly branded sportsbook PENN Entertainment will be the premier retail environment that will inspire all other PENN portfolio locations.

media and Gambling The Giants have several locations where entrances will be emblazoned with the iconic ESPN brand.

ESPN Bet opens physical locations

retail space “4,500 square feet of betting and dining space, with high-tech wagering kiosks, big-screen TVs, and a 30′ video wall for the ultimate sports viewing experience.”

It’s no coincidence that the 2024 NFL Draft is taking place less than a mile down the road from the newly constructed venue.

This year’s draft is scheduled to be broadcast by ESPN, but the sports giant’s shy marketing chief will use the Detroit location as a base of operations during the draft. The newly opened ESPN Bet location will also serve as a dynamic venue to host a series of upcoming shows.

“This is an exciting week for the debut of Penn’s first physical ESPN BET sportsbook as the city of Detroit plays host to the NFL Draft and its festivities,” said John Drake, general manager of Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

These NFL Draft week programs include the First Draft Podcast with Field Yates, Domonique Foxworth, Mina Kimes and Matt Miller. ESPN Radio will air a morning show similar to The Unsportsmanlike Show with Evan Cohen, Chris Canty, Michelle Smallman and the Greeny Show.

Mike Morrison, vice president of ESPN BET and ESPN Fantasy, said of the location, “We are thrilled to open the first ESPN BET retail location in Detroit and be part of a community of extremely passionate sports fans. We want fans to embrace a first-class betting experience, and we’re excited to showcase the ESPN BET brand in a contemporary space.

The NFL Draft is the premier event for football teams aiming to capture top young players emerging from the collegiate environment. This could be the launch pad for a future superstar to solidify his name in the NFL.

However, as the story of Isaiah Rodgers shows, not all young players take advantage of opportunities to advance their careers. The 2020 NFL Draft pick was banned from the league for betting on his teammates and was only reinstated This week In a wonderful redemption story.

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