Capital One Arena sets sports betting precedent by opening in-venue sportsbook

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Capital One Arena in Washington, District of Columbia, has set a precedent in the United States sports betting landscape by accepting wagers at its temporary new sportsbook, which has been converted from the venue's box office area.

The multipurpose home of of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards has become the first professional team sports arena in the US to host a full-service betting operation.

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