BetJACK Reveals New Pair Of Ohio Retail Sportsbooks

Written By Jake Garza on November 23, 2022
JACK Entertainment reveals new betJACK sportsbooks at its Ohio casinos

JACK Entertainment is ready to show off its new in-person sportsbooks in Ohio. The company is opening a pair of new betJACK sportsbooks at JACK Casino Cleveland and JACK Thistledown Racino.

Ohio sports betting doesn’t officially begin until New Year’s Day, but that isn’t stopping the company from getting the ball rolling on the new industry.

These new sportsbooks are already open to the public, even though the start of sports betting is still a month away. In other words, if you live nearby either casino, then you can already start to familiarize yourself with the area.

New betJACK Ohio sportsbooks

JACK Entertainment wants gamblers in Ohio to know that they’ll be ready to go from day one of legal sports betting in Ohio.

The new Las Vegas-style sportsbooks at the company’s casinos have plenty to offer. Odds boards, full video walls and self-service kiosks are just a few of the amenities at each betJACK location.

Of course, both betJACK sportsbooks also feature a classic counter for placing bets.

According to Brian Eby, the president of JACK Entertainment, these retail sportsbooks are the cherry on top of the company’s $100 million investment into its Ohio casinos.

“We are excited to debut our state-of-the-art sportsbooks, which will offer unparalleled experiences to Northeast Ohio and quickly will become fan-favorite destinations to watch all the action. We owe it to our fellow Ohio sports fans to deliver something great, and we are confident they will not be disappointed. Our sportsbooks at JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino will set the standard in Ohio.”

JACK Casino Cleveland has even more sports viewing options than its racino counterpart.

The casino has an extra TV wall paired with its new poker area. That’s in addition to plenty of TV options at the sportsbook itself.

That gives visitors an extra option for watching the games that they bet on. Gamblers can play poker without having to miss out on the live sports action.

These sportsbooks won’t be taking bets until Jan. 1, but casino regulars in Ohio can already take a look at the finished products.

When sports betting officially begins in Ohio, gamblers will be able to use betJACK’s sportsbooks for years to come.

betJACK online sportsbook on the way

JACK Entertainment has even more plans on the way for Ohio.

The company’s retail sportsbooks are one thing, but its online betting app is another. BetJACK online sportsbook plans to open for business in Ohio before long.

The free-to-play version of the app is already up and running in the state. Once Ohio sports betting begins next year, the free version of the app will convert itself into a full-fledged sportsbook.

Opening the free version of the app in advance gives Ohio gamblers a chance to get familiar with the platform.

Many residents of the state have never bet on sports before, so betJACK is also using this time to educate future gamblers on the world of sports betting. The free app is currently offering a “betJACK Training Camp” to help get Ohio residents up to speed.

JACK Entertainment’s plans for the Buckeye State are well underway. With its free app available and its new retail sportsbooks finally open to the public, gamblers in Ohio already have the brand at their fingertips.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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