It’s not breaking news that the NFL is embracing sports betting. The league recently announced some major sportsbook partners in BetMGM, PointsBet, WynnBET, and Fox Bet. We’re also seeing more and more partnerships between NFL teams and sportsbooks, as seen with BetMGM teaming up with the Arizona Cardinals. Plus, the NFL is even allowing six sportsbook commercial spots per game. Well, another new trend you should expect to see is sportsbooks and betting lounges right in the stadium. What seemed like a sports bettor’s fantasy is now becoming a reality. Let’s look at the new sports betting lounge opening right in MetLife Stadium and the growth of stadium-based sportsbooks and betting lounges.
The Fubo Sportsbook Lounge is Coming to MetLife Stadium
With the NFL season kicking off and a major slate of NFL games planned, the New York Jets are making some major moves. The Jets and Fubo Sportsbook have announced an official multi-year partnership. One of the most interesting details of the partnership is the opening of the Fubo Sportsbook Lounge inside the home of the Jets, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. MetLife Stadium holds a capacity of 82,500 and houses both the New York Jets and New York Giants. The Fubo Sportsbook Lounge inside MetLife will reportedly be 7,000 square feet and will open at some point this NFL season.
The lounge will attempt to emulate the feeling of being at a sportsbook inside a casino. Not only can fans hang out inside the lounge to view the live football action and keep up on betting lines, but they can also check out the outdoor patio to watch the Jets play. Additionally, Fubo Sportsbook users will be given extra motivation to hang out in the lounge, with special bonuses and incentive offers. The Jets won’t be opening their season in MetLife Stadium this year, instead traveling to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers. The New York Giants will host the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium to kick off their season.
Expect a Fubo Sportsbook Launch in New Jersey Soon
As you’d expect with the partnership between the Jets and Fubo, the Fubo Sportsbook will launch later this year in New Jersey. In addition to launching in New Jersey, Fubo Sportsbook will expand to Iowa, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Indiana. Collaborating with the Jets on a betting lounge is an interesting move, but one that will likely pay off. After all, with established sportsbooks already holding major market share and new sportsbooks launching en masse, Fubo is smart to try something to stick out from the crowd.
SportsBooks and Lounges Inside Stadiums Are Becoming A Reality
MetLife Stadium isn’t the only spot to have a betting-focused area right inside the stadium. As part of the aforementioned partnership, BetMGM plans to open its very own sportsbook right inside State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena is home to its very own William Hill Sportsbook. And, as you’d imagine, allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas features an extensive sports betting lounge, complete with a luxury lounge and full-service bar