Pointsbet USA premiering Illinois’ inaugural off-track sportsbook

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Prominent online sportsbook operator PointsBet Holdings Proprietary Limited has announced that it has been licensed by the Illinois Gaming Board to open the Midwestern state’s first off-track betting facility in partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

The Australian provider used an official Tuesday press release published by BloodHorse.com to detail that the non-casino sportsbook is to premiere from later today in the southern Chicago suburb of Crestwood and be operated by its PointsBet USA subsidiary. The Melbourne-headquartered firm moreover explained that the coming Club Hawthorne venue will be part of Hawthorne Race Course’s off-tracking betting network and could soon be joined by up to two other such Illinois facilities.

Exciting encounter:

Johnny Aitken serves as the Chief Executive Officer for PointsBet USA and he used the press release to pronounce that the Club Hawthorne sportsbook is to feature a 163-inch video wall while having its viewing area ‘bookended’ by a 24-strong collection of 75-inch televisions. The boss also declared that this visual experience will be complemented by ‘a fully integrated and state-of-the-art sound system’ in order to present sportsbetting aficionados with ‘an arena-like experience.’

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Read a statement from Aitken…

“As sports fans we all love the game, love the action, but we also love experiencing it with other fans. The unique opportunity to open a new-style of stand-alone sportsbooks with Hawthorne Race Course required us to develop something that would match the best-in-class customer experience that we provide on our mobile platform. This isn’t just the best sportsbook in Chicago, it’s the best sports bar too.”

Concerted concentration:

For his part and Tim Carey, President and Chief Executive Officer for Hawthorne Race Course, proclaimed that the soon-to-debut Hawthorne facility is to furthermore come complete with five staffed betting stations in addition to six self-service sportsbetting kiosks all ‘separated by plexiglass barriers’. He asserted that the property will likewise offer up to 500 patrons the ability to watch a wide variety of sporting action from the comfort of ‘highboy tables’, small group couches and leather captain’s chairs.

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Carey’s statement read…

“We are the only gaming company in the Chicagoland area that is able to open sportsbooks at off-track and non-casino locations, so this is an opportunity on which we focused a lot of energy and investment. We completely remodeled the space to create the best sports viewing and sportsbetting destination in the state.”

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