Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis announced on Wednesday that he plans to add a sportsbook to Capital One Arena.

By Jenna West
March 27, 2019

Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis announced on Wednesday that he plans to add a sportsbook to Capital One Arena, according to Darren Rovell of The Action Network.

Leonsis shared his intentions at the American Gaming Association Sports Betting Executive Summit in National Harbor, Md.

"There will be a sportsbook inside the building accessible from the outside and depending on the league and depending on the event, it might be accessible from the inside as well," Leonsis said.

The sportsbook will replace The Green Turtle, a bar on the bottom floor of the building that the arena is located in. The bar will close on April 9 and become a pop up venue, The Shell Raiser Lounge, during the Capitals' playoff run.

The D.C. Council approved legalized sports gambling in December, which will allow fans to use venues like Capital One Arena as a sportsbook. D.C. Lottery will oversee sports betting in the city.

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