In anticipation of the legalization of sports betting in Ohio, JACK Casino in Cleveland and the Thistledown Racino are progressing through the construction of their new sportsbook areas. The new sports betting Ohio locations will include betting windows, kiosks, and high-definition televisions for guests to watch sporting events.
The sports betting launch is rapidly approaching, and companies are now in the process of preparing to have an early edge in the new industry.
JACK Constructing its Sports Betting Properties
The new sportsbook area at the JACK downtown location will feature a state-of-the-art facility for Ohio sports gambling. There will be four betting windows and 20 self-serving kiosks, as well as theatre-style recliners, a massive 30-foot main video wall, and numerous TVs to view sporting events as they occur.
Gino Del Pup, JACK’s VP of Design and Construction stated that they are racing against time as the buckeye sports betting launch approaches and they have to complete the project before the deadline set.
“We been working on this for quite a while,” he said. “The design was almost a year in the making. We started the construction in June and we’re going to wrap up right before the Ohio State-Michigan game.”
However, with only a few months to go, they are up against a tight timeline. With the buckeye sports betting launch fast approaching, every day counts.
Sports Betting Ohio Will Boost the Gaming industry
Moreover, Adam Suliman, JACK Entertainment’s VP of Sports and Digital, stated that he is looking forward to the launch of sports betting in the state as it will be a boost not just for casinos, but for the entire gaming industry.
“Certainly, all of our friends and neighbors have been asking us for a long time when they can place bets on their favorite team like the Browns or the Guardians here,” he said. “Our customers are excited about it. We’re excited about it. We’re just a few short months away from taking out first bets.
However, gambling problems are still an issue to address, and that’s why the Ohio court announced the launch of the first-ever gambling addiction program which aims to assist people with criminal charges that arise from gambling.
As per Administrative and Presiding Judge, Brendan J. Sheehan the main goal of the program is to break the addiction cycle and minimize the chances that these persons will return to court for the same cause.