Monmouth Park & Caesars Celebrate Groundbreaking for State-of-the-Art Sports Book

Monmouth Park and Caesars Entertainment today celebrated the start of construction on a trackside sportsbook and entertainment complex that will raise the bar for sports wagering and race viewing venues in New Jersey. The state-of-the-art facility and full-service restaurant combo is set to open in 2025, featuring 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor sports viewing with wall-to-wall flat screen televisions, food from nationally known restaurant partner Shake Shack, and more than 25 self-service betting kiosks.

ceremonial groundbreaking event was held today, featuring representatives from Monmouth Park, Caesars Sportsbook, and local dignitaries who planted golden shovels in the ground to mark the occasion.

“We are proud to continue investing in Monmouth Park to elevate the sports betting experience for New Jersey sports fans,” said Dan Shapiro, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Caesars Digital. “The sportsbook at Monmouth Park has been a success since Gov. Phil Murphy placed the state’s first legal sports bet in 2018 and continues to be an outstanding complement to our online businesses.

“We look forward to continuing our support for horse racing in New Jersey and bringing sports fans and racing fans to this historic racetrack.”

Dennis Drazin, Chairman and CEO of Darby Development, LLC, operator of Monmouth Park praised the ongoing relationship between the Jersey Shore track and Caesars.

“We’re extremely excited to begin this next chapter with the upcoming opening of the new Caesars Sportsbook at Monmouth Park,” Drazin said. “This facility will be state-of-the-art with all the amenities that a first-class sportsbook can offer to patrons. As we start our sixth year of sports betting, we continue to see the growth and expansion we knew would eventually happen.

“This will be a magnificent addition to the Monmouth Park facility as our partnership with Caesars continues to evolve.”

Renderings of the new facility can be found at

In 2018, Monmouth Park made history by accepting the first legal in-person sports wager in New Jersey when it opened a William Hill sportsbook following the overturning of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Following Caesars’ acquisition of William Hill, the sportsbook at Monmouth Park rebranded to a Caesars Sportsbook location in early 2022, where it has accepted in-person sports wagers and offered pari-mutuel wagering.

For sports fans 21 and older who would like to get in on sports wagering immediately, the Caesars Sportsbook app is live in New Jersey on desktop and available for download on iOS and Android, providing a premier online sports wagering experience with industry-leading technology like lightning-fast live scoreboards, quick and secure payouts, and much more.

The app contains a variety of ways to bet, including same-game parlays, proposition bets, and the all-new FireBets – a one-stop shop for live bets in the app providing a seamless way to bet on exciting moments as they happen.

Caesars Sportsbook also delivers premium rewards via one of the industry’s largest loyalty programs, Caesars Rewards®. Every wager placed in-person or via mobile with Caesars Sportsbook earns Tier Credits that contribute to status and Reward Credits redeemable for unique Caesars experiences, such as discounted getaways at various Caesars destinations across North America – including at destinations in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip – extraordinary culinary and entertainment experiences, as well as bonus cash in the app.

For real-time industry updates and to join the empire of like-minded Caesars, players can engage with the Caesars Sportsbook social handle @CaesarsSports on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook. 

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