Now that sports betting is legal in the United States, teams are looking to capitalize on it, in an attempt to increase engagement, and also put fans in stands. The Wizards/Capitals are set to open a sportsbook at Capital One Arena later this fall.
And the Cubs may soon be following suit.
The Cubs have been renovating Wrigley Field over the past few years, as it’s one of the oldest ballparks in the country, and they may also be adding another goodie as well.
Apparently, the Cubs are considering bringing betting-related services to the ballpark — be it a sportsbook, betting kiosks or even betting windows, according to a report from ESPN.
Illinois legislature just recently passed a bill allowing authorized regulated sports betting, so don’t be surprised if this is implemented sooner than later.