Cubs opening DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs become the first Major League Baseball franchise to welcome a sportsbook as the legalization of sports wagering grows in the United States. William Hill US operates a sportsbook at the home stadium of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards. ESPN reported MLB would consider restricting bets on the Cubs if the team’s ownership takes a…

DraftKings is ready to take your bets at or near Wrigley Field.

DraftKings Sportsbook will open as a state-of-the-art betting facility eitherat or around the historic Chicago ballpark to take live bets and servicegamblers in the area.

The Chicago Cubs become the first Major League Baseball franchise to welcome asportsbook as the legalization of sports wagering grows in the United States.

William Hill US operates a sportsbook at the home stadium of the WashingtonCapitals and Washington Wizards.

ESPN reported MLB would consider restricting bets on the Cubs if the team’sownership takes a stake in DraftKings.

The exact location of the sportsbook is undetermined, but DraftKings is hopingfor a location that provides access to fans inside and outside the stadium ongamedays.

“An increasing number of sports fans want to integrate sports betting intotheir game experience, and we’re excited to be one of the first to engage indeveloping a retail sportsbook at a professional sports venue,” Crane Kenney,president of business operations for the Cubs, said in a release announcingthe deal.

Legal sportsbooks are now open in 18 states plus the District of Columbia.

–Field Level Media