BetMGM Sportsbook Opens at The Banks

Sportsbook Relocates from Great American Ball Park

September 25th, 2023

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator announced today the new BetMGM Sportsbook at The Banks is officially open in downtown Cincinnati. 

Relocating from its temporary Great American Ball Park location, the permanent BetMGM Sportsbook at The Banks is a state-of-the-art facility at the corner of Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way in the area formerly occupied by Galla Park.

The BetMGM Sportsbook features a 350-square-foot video wall in addition to 42 TVs becoming Cincinnati’s go-to destination to catch all the action in an electric gameday atmosphere.

“When we were putting together our plans for Ohio prior to our January launch, building the premier sports and entertainment venue at The Banks was an integral part of delivering the BetMGM experience in The Buckeye State,” said Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM. “We are thrilled to see this vision become a reality marking our next big next step in growing our relationship with the city of Cincinnati and the Reds.”

Open to patrons 21 and older, the sportsbook includes three in-person wagering windows, 14 self-service wagering kiosks, more than 200 seats, and an exclusive VIP lounge. The VIP Lounge at the BetMGM Sportsbook is designed to cater to sports enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience. Showcasing a private bar, state-of-the-art screens, and luxurious seating, the VIP section represents the fusion of high-end sports entertainment and culinary excellence.

BetMGM became the Official Sports Betting Partner of the Cincinnati Reds as part of a multi-year agreement announced last October in advance of Ohio’s launch of legalized sports betting on January 1, 2023.

“Moving the BetMGM Sportsbook to The Banks places this best-in-class operator into the heart of our city’s sports and entertainment district,” said Doug Healy, Reds Chief Financial Officer. “The popularity of the BetMGM brand will help draw patrons to The Banks and add to the vibrancy of our downtown.”

The opening of the BetMGM Sportsbook at The Banks marks Phase 1 of the space, with a full-service restaurant from Nation Kitchen & Bar set to debut later this year.

"We are thrilled about the addition of the BetMGM Sportsbook at The Banks,” said Tracy Schwegmann, marketing director/property manager for The Banks. “With the Bengals season starting and the Reds making a push to playoffs, The Banks continues to be the #1 entertainment destination in Cincinnati.”

The BetMGM Sportsbook’s hours of operation are as follows*:

  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – Midnight
  • Monday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight

*Times are subject to change based on special events