Tony Cavasilios
Tony Cavasilios

The first sportsbook in a US adult nightclub is set to launch at The Cloakroom in Washington, D.C.  In an interview with LegalSportsBetting, Cloakroom’s co-owner and Sports Gaming Director, Tony Cavasilios, touched on specific items related to the sportsbook and its future goals.

“We want to provide even more entertainment to our wonderful customer base,” said Cavasilios. “And even bring in others who potentially wouldn’t come in just for the gorgeous entertainers and high-end beverages.”

According to Cavasilions, Cloakroom aimed to hire 10 employees focused solely on sports betting. The club will begin this process by accepting bets from kiosks and betting windows, but Cavasilios noted that he’d also like to see the addition of mobile sports betting.

“We can’t wait to take our establishment to the next level of adult entertainment,” said Cavasilios, noting that this announcement follows the Cloakroom’s nomination for ED’s 2022 “Overall Club of the Year” Award. “It could be a game changer for the whole industry.”

As, presumably, the first adult club to host a sportsbook, it could signal a wave of requests from other clubs in states where sports gambling is legal (for example, states like Montana are similar to Washington DC sports betting, allowing bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to offer sportsbooks). Though Cloakroom is set to become the first strip club sportsbook in the US, this isn’t the industry’s first attempt. The Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Las Vegas filed an application with the Nevada Gaming Commission in 2014.

For more information, visit the Cloakroom DC website or call 202-909-5600.

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