Culinary destination is Fieri’s first full-service Arizona restaurant
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Caesars Entertainment, Inc., in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is launching the Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field.
The two-story, 22,300-square-foot entertainment destination is adjacent to Chase Field in downtown Phoenix and is now the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona and the largest retail sportsbook to open in partnership with a major sports stadium nationwide, according to a press release.
The one-of-a-kind sportsbook and full-service restaurant duo is a destination all its own, proponents of the project say.
The venue features a total of nine betting windows and 13 self-service betting kiosks as well as wall-to wall flatscreen televisions, patio space, along with table and lounge-style seating on both floors with a total capacity of more than 425 patrons, the release states.
Earlier today an opening event was held featuring remarks from Caesars and D-backs representatives, a first bite sampling of menu items and ceremonial first bets, as well as a donation of $20,000 by Caesars to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
“We’re extremely proud to bring Caesars Sportsbook and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar to Chase Field and Downtown Phoenix,” said Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital. “This destination provides sports bettors and non-sports bettors, locals and visitors alike, with an experience they can’t find anywhere else. Thank you to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Guy Fieri for making this possible.”
D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall echoed a similar sentiment at the event.
— Derrick Hall, D-backs president & CEO
“What an incredible day for our fans, sports enthusiasts, guests and especially for our organization,” he said. “We are proud to partner with Caesars Entertainment and Guy Fieri, to bring a year-round first-class sportsbook, restaurant and event space to downtown Phoenix. Everything about this dynamic venue, from the food to the design to the service, has been meticulously planned for an unmatched guest experience.”
Bloc9 Architecture served as architect on the project in partnership with Borisoff Design Studio while The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company served as general contractor, proponents say, to create a venue that conveys the Caesars Sportsbook brand in a modern way through a lively and contemporary space.
The opening of Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook marks the celebrity chef’s first full-service restaurant in Arizona. Designed in partnership with Mr. Fieri and led locally by Executive Chef Kayla Laasko, who brings experience from The Barking Bodega, Desert Diamond Casino and the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar offers scratch-made food, signature and classic cocktails, and an extensive beer and wine menu.
“I’ve worked with the Caesars team for nearly a decade opening restaurants all over the country together. They are the best of the best,” Mr. Fieri said at the event. “The idea of bringing this next-level restaurant concept to Arizona, a place where I have showcased more than 30 restaurants through ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ over the years, was a no-brainer for me. Thank you to the D-backs and Caesars for making it happen.”
Open for business
The Caesars Sportsbook is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for food service and until 1 a.m. both nights for beverage service. The venue will also be open during D-backs off days and have expanded hours during football season.
The Caesars Sportsbook app integrates mobile sports betting with Caesars’ industry-leading loyalty program, Caesars Rewards. Every wager placed on the mobile app rewards the bettor with Tier Credits and Reward Credits that can be used to unlock unbeatable experiences within the Caesars portfolio of properties and partnerships, including access to VIP experiences with the D-backs at Chase Field or at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Caesars is an official sports betting partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, an authorized gaming operator of Major League Baseball, and has partnerships with the NFL, NBA, NHL and several individual teams.
(Photo: Jill Weisleder of the Arizona Diamondbacks/DigitalFreePress.com).