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PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course unveil new sports betting destination

13 Jan 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- PointsBet, the leader in live betting, announced today the opening of its newest retail sportsbook in Villa Park, Illinois, offering sports fans in and around Chicago a new entertainment destination to watch and wager on games. The PointsBet Sportsbook, located at Club Hawthorne, marks the fourth retail location for the company in the state as part of its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course, which hosts the largest network of off-track betting bars for horse racing in Illinois.

"With a full roster of NFL playoffs, NBA, and NHL games, we couldn't be more excited to be offering a new destination for Illinois sports fans to enjoy and bet on their favorite sports," said PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken. "The PointsBet Retail Sportsbook is part of PointsBet's continued efforts to expand our footprint in a key state like Illinois, and we're thrilled to be able to provide the Illinois sports community with another premier location that caters to both sports fans and bettors – and everyone in between."

The PointsBet Retail Sportsbook was designed to offer sports fans and bettors in the Villa Park area an immersive online and in-person betting experience. The retail sportsbook will be located inside the Crazy Pour Sports Bar at Club Hawthorne (105 E North Ave, Villa Park, IL), a 15,000 square foot, full-service bar and restaurant that features more than 160 high-resolution TVs, including a 26-foot-wide HD display, five 160" jumbo displays, an LED sports ticker, a private party and VIP room, and fully covered heated patio. The 400-person capacity sports and horse betting bar is already a renowned suburban destination for watching major sports including football bowl games, NCAA basketball, UFC fights, and the Kentucky Derby.

"There's nowhere else in Chicagoland where you can bet on sports, horse racing and video slots," said Tim Carey, CEO of Hawthorne Race Course. "Only Club Hawthorne betting bars have it all. We're building an integrated on-site entertainment experience with great food and drinks, and excellent service for the next generation of sports fans."

Sports bettors can place cash wagers directly with cashiers at three betting windows or at eight self-service kiosks. Patrons will also have access to Crazy Pour's full-service beverage and dining options, which includes over 150 different whiskeys, seasonal craft beers, pizzas, burgers, "The Legendary Beef Roll" and more.
 
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