Caesars Head of Sports: Ohio ‘Unmatched’ In Sports Betting Landscape

Written By Nicole Russo on December 29, 2022 - Last Updated on December 31, 2022
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Legal Ohio sports betting is just around the corner, with the first online sportsbooks expected to launch at 12:01 am ET on January 1. One of the major sportsbooks looking to ring in the New Year in a big way is Caesars Sportsbook Ohio.

Stephanie Otey and TheLines chatted with Ken Fuchs, Head of Sports at Caesars Digital, to discuss the upcoming launch and what Ohio customers can expect in a few days from the operator.

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Caesars Ohio has some amazing pre-launch offers currently live. What sign-up offers can customers expect when the app launches?

We have some great promos both before and after Jan. 1. If you register and deposit $20 before we go live on Jan. 1, you will receive a $100 bet credit. You will also be entered into sweepstakes for tickets to Cavs games. On the day of launch, there are also other promotions on top of that where we will match your first bet up to $1,500 if you lose your first bet. We have a whole bunch of fun boots and promos lined up for the first couple of weeks of the launch. We are really celebrating the local teams and the passion for Ohio sports.

With the Super Bowl just a few weeks after the launch, are there any special promos customers can expect for that?

Everybody loves to bet on the Super Bowl. It is the King Kong of sports betting. We will absolutely have some specials around it. We are known for our props. You can bet on almost anything regarding the game, from the coin toss to how many touchdown scorers there will be or the number of safeties. We provide a ton of fun markets. We will see if the Bengals make it.

Caesars has a great new partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers. You are an Official Sports Betting Partner of the team. What exciting things can we expect from this partnership?

Caesars is going to have a two-floor, multi-thousand square foot sportsbook adjacent to the stadium with egress in and out. It is going to be beautiful. At Caesars, we pride ourselves on hospitality. We pride ourselves on really fun environments. The sportsbook attached to the stadium will be exactly that. We are really proud to partner with the Cavs. We will open on Jan. 1 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and on Jan. 2, we will have an event there to celebrate it. For every single game with the Cavs, we will be doing different events, but the sportsbook site is also open year-round.

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Are any changes coming to your casino property in Ohio, Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs?

A brand new sportsbook will open there on Jan 1. You can come down and deposit money, watch games with friends, and we will have all of the different markets on the board. One of the things we pride ourselves on is having our ambassadors at this location because we know the first time people bet on sports, you may have a bunch of questions. We pride ourselves on having people there to answer questions. We will take our time with you, walk you through the app, walk you through signing up, and also help make sure you understand what you are doing when you are betting on sports.

Ohio legislators are requiring a universal start date…what is going to make Caesars stand out in this market?

For us, it’s all about the fan base. Every time you make a bet with us, you earn rewards and Tier Status opportunity, and then you can turn those rewards into tickets, experiences, hotel stays at Caesars Palace, or you can use them in the app to continue to bet. One of the things that is special about Caesars, is we are more than just a sportsbook. We are an entertainment business. For us, when you bet on sports, you can use those rewards in a variety of ways within the Caesars Enterprise. Our relationships with all of these teams is about these experiences, like getting you on the court. Caesars Rewards unlocks all of that.

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Lastly, you can wager on college sports in Ohio, including in-state teams. What else makes this market so exciting from the operator’s perspective?

The fans. When you look at the history there and the teams, they’re all relatively competitive and it is an amazing place to be a sports fan. Ohio fans celebrate like no other and they know their sports extremely well and all have strong opinions. It makes the state a great place for sports betting. Ohio in terms of its history, legacy, and love for sports is unmatched.

OH only. 21+. New users and first wager only. Must register with eligible promo code. Bet amount of qualifying wager returned only if wager is settled as a loss. Maximum bet credit $1,500; must be used within 14 days of receipt. See Caesars.com/promos for full terms. Void where prohibited. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

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Nicole Russo is the Brand Content Strategist for TheLines.com. Previously, she covered the gambling industries in Tennessee and Indiana as a content editor for PlayTenn.com and PlayIndiana.com. She comes from the world of poker, leading the marketing efforts for online poker in Nevada and New Jersey with the WSOP. Russo also assisted with the marketing efforts for the Caesars Sportsbook launch in 2019.

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