BetMGM Sportsbook At Nationals Park Open For Baseball Season

Earlier this year BetMGM opened a retail sportsbook in Nationals Park, the home stadium of the Washington Nationals. Baseball fans will be able to place a bet on the home team beginning Thursday when the Nationals open the regular season against the New York Mets at 4:05 p.m. ET.

It’s the first sportsbook to be connected to an MLB stadium and likely the first of many. For example, DraftKings has partnered with the Chicago Cubs to open a location in Wrigley Field in 2023. 

BetMGM is the second retail sportsbook to open in a professional sports venue in Washington D.C. Caesars partnered with the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards to open the first sportsbook in Capital One Arena. Also, MLS club D.C. United has partnered with FanDuel to open one inside of Audi Field but there is no date set for an official opening. 

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What To Expect At BetMGM Sportsbook At Nationals Park

The retail sportsbook took over the spot that was previously known as Center Field Social, across from Center Field Plaza and the team store. It’s a fairly small venue that measures 4,000 square feet. It has a capacity of 187. 

It gives the atmosphere of a sports bar with full bar and kitchen offerings. There are live odds, six betting windows, and rows of kiosks for sports bettors. There are plenty of screens for viewers to watch live sporting events with 40 TVs spread out across the venue. The sportsbook is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight year-round, not just during baseball season. 

Because it is a small space, sports bettors may have to stand in line before being able to enter the sportsbook on Nationals game days. When it’s not a Nationals game day there is complimentary parking in the Geico Garage next to the sportsbook during the hours of operation. 

The retail sportsbook is a nice addition to the area and should become a popular attraction with the MLB season kicking off and sports betting becoming more popular than ever.

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Mobile Sports Betting At The Ballpark

There is no access to the sportsbook once fans have entered the stadium but bettors can place bets through the BetMGM app inside of the stadium. 

While mobile sports betting hasn’t been launched yet in Maryland, it is available in Washington, D.C. BetMGM launched its app in the summer of 2021, allowing bettors to place bets within a two-mile radius of Nationals Park.

About the Author

Kayleigh Toney

Kayleigh Toney is a Virginia-based freelance sports writer at Maryland Sharp. She’s an avid NWSL and USWNT fan and a lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie.