Deal Makes Caesars Official New York Sports Betting Partner with Mets

Deal Makes Caesars Official New York Sports Betting Partner with Mets
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

One day before their scheduled season opener at the Washington Nationals, the New York Mets announced a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment to make Caesars Sportsbook an official New York sports betting partner of the team.

The partnership also includes plans to open a new sportsbook lounge at Citi Field called “Caesars Sportsbook at the Metro Grille.”

The 13,000 square foot space is slated to open at some point during the season on the Excelsior Level at Citi Field with a multi-tiered dining room inside and outdoor patio seating with great views overlooking leftfield.

“New York is a key state for us following the successful launch of our Caesars Sportsbook app in January,” said Chris Holdren, a co-president of Caesars Digital, in a news release. “The Mets’ fanbase is one of the most loyal in baseball and this partnership offers us the chance to treat those passionate fans like Caesars. We look forward to opening our space at Citi Field during an exciting time for the franchise.”

Caesars also will receive access to official New York Mets logos, in-game signage visible to fans watching on TV, and broadcast and digital content across Mets’ properties.

According to the release, “Caesars Sportsbook is the only app in New York that rewards sports bettors with every bet they place to unlock experiences within the Caesars portfolio of resorts and partnership.” Those features come with the Caesars Rewards program. New Yorkers can download the Caesars Sportsbook app on iOS or Android.

Caesars Sportsbook New York is one of only three operators to surpass the $1 billion mark in total sports handle since the state went live Jan. 8. Through March 27, Caesars had a handle of approximately $1.2 billion with Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) of $98.4 million and taxes of $50.2 million going to the state.

What Kind of Season Is Expected of Mets?

Caesars lists the Mets’ odds to win the World Series at +1400. That is seventh overall, with the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as a +475 favorite.

At DraftKings New York, the Mets currently have odds of +1200 to win the World Series. That also places them seventh in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers again are first with +500 odds.

EmpireStakes.com is a great source for tips and the best sportsbooks for New York MLB betting.

Here is our preseason outlook story on the Mets.

The Mets begin their 2022 campaign on the road for the first seven games, starting with a four-game set at the Nationals on Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET, weather permitting.

The Mets will go to Tylor Megill for their opening day starter and former two-time Nationals Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is expected to pitch Friday. Scherzer is coming off a right hamstring injury.

Scherzer will be facing his former team for the first time since the Nationals traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers last summer. He spent six and a half years in Washington, winning his only World Series and two of his three Cy Young Awards.

An authorized gaming operator of Major League Baseball, Caesars Sportsbook is currently live in 23 states and jurisdictions (17 mobile) and operates the largest number of retail sportsbooks across the country, including sportsbooks at New York gaming destinations Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road and Point Place Casino through the Oneida Indian Nation and at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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