Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip unveiled a new look ahead of the 4th of July weekend. To celebrate the completion of its renovation, the Caesars Race & Sportsbook at Harrah’s hosted a grand reopening event on Jun. 29 with a ribbon-cutting and ceremonial first bet by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Las Vegas local, Jonathan Ogden.
The former left tackle and 11-time Pro Bowler placed a $50 bet on the Ravens to win Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023. At 20/1 odds, there’s a potential $1,000 return. Super Bowl bets like these are pretty standard in the Nevada online sports betting market.
If he wins, proceeds would be donated to the Jonathan Ogden Foundation which he established in 1996 in Baltimore. The foundation aims to assist young people in disadvantaged communities to develop self-esteem through athletics and education. Ogden then later created the Ogden Family Foundation (2008) in Las Vegas.
“I’m a Raven for life, and I love my Raiders as well,” Ogden acknowledged. “If they stay healthy, we got a shot,” Ogden said on the Ravens winning the Super Bowl.
A healthy body and healthy mind create a healthy spirit. And Ogden believes the AFC North favorite Ravens can make the playoffs and return to the Super Bowl.
Ogden was a key player on the 12-4 Ravens team in 2000 that went on to win Super Bowl XXXV. That win was 34-7 over the New York Giants.
Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Las Vegas
The renovated sportsbook space at Harrah’s now boasts:
- More than 760 square feet of new LED TV walls
- Six, 65-inch odds boards
- Two self-service sports betting kiosks
- Six sports betting ticket windows
The elevated, modern design offers an inviting, lounge-like space with a variety of sofas and chairs. Sports fans can enjoy games in a luxurious environment worthy of a Caesar.
David Grolman, senior vice president of retail operations at Caesars Sportsbook, said:
“We started to envision building these things more like you’re sitting in your home or a restaurant or a nice club or a bar where you can interact with your friends.”
Dan Walsh, senior vice president, and general manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas joined David as part of the Grand Reopening ceremony at Harrah’s. “We wanted to raise our game, and make this a nicer space to match the rest of the property,” he said.
With Caesars Eats, a mobile ordering platform, guests can order food from any of Harrah’s Las Vegas restaurants. And it will be conveniently delivered to their seats at the redesigned sportsbook. Or, guests can reserve their experience while placing bets on the only sportsbook app with Caesars Rewards.
Walsh added that a Gordon Ramsey kitchen is opening later this year at Harrah’s.
More Caesars expansion and renovations in Las Vegas
The upgrades and additional features at Harrah’s will also include a new center bar and lounge in the casino. This area will serve the convention customers coming from the newer Caesars Forum convention center.
The convention center is located immediately to the East of the property and was part of the NFL Draft in April.
Caesars Sportsbook has additional plans and renovations in progress at Paris Las Vegas. Including Bally’s which is becoming the new Horseshoe brand later this year. One of the main updates is the move of WSOP to be back on the Vegas Strip at the aforementioned casinos.
With nine Caesars properties in Las Vegas and its sportsbooks attracting avid fans, sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the biggest college football games and NFL contests as the 2022 football season approaches.