By Harry Allison
The box office at Capital One Arena has been transformed into a sportsbook, complete with betting windows and self-serve kiosks, and started taking action yesterday, a first for an American sports venue.
Bookmaker William Hill U.S. is operating seven betting windows and nine kiosks at the arena’s box office, taking wagers on pro and college sports.
The box office will serve as a temporary space while construction on a permanent sportsbook inside the arena continues.
In the meantime, the sportsbook will be open seven days a week with normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The sportsbook entrance is located at 601 F Street NW, between Sixth and Seventh streets.
COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing, will be in place at the sportsbook, with hand sanitizer readily available and William Hill staff wearing masks and gloves and disinfecting kiosks after each customer.