Caesars Entertainment, Inc. has expanded its offerings to include Maine, marking the state’s introduction to mobile and desktop sports betting. Through a strategic alliance with the Wabanaki Nations—specifically the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Mi’kmaq Nation, and the Penobscot Nation—Caesars Sportsbook is now live, providing an accessible platform for sports wagering enthusiasts in the region.
The introduction of Caesars Sportsbook in Maine underscores the company’s dedication to collaborations with Indian gaming entities, a staple of Caesars Entertainment’s broader market approach. Patrons in Maine have the option to place bets using the Caesars Sportsbook mobile application, compatible with both iOS and Android devices, or through their desktop at the Caesars official website.
This platform integration offers a seamless igaming experience, bolstered by the rewards structure of the Caesars Rewards® program. Each bet contributes to the user’s Tier Credits, enhancing their status, while Reward Credits can be redeemed for a spectrum of experiences across Caesars’ portfolio, such as stays in Las Vegas and other North American destinations, dining, entertainment, and exclusive sports events.
The sportsbook is tailored to provide a dynamic betting environment, featuring live streaming of key sports events, rapid updates on in-app scoreboards, efficient payouts, a broad scope of in-play betting markets, and an array of user-centric functionalities.
To commemorate the launch in Maine, Caesars Sportsbook has introduced a promotional offer for new customers. Upon registering and placing an initial bet of $50 or more with the designated promo code, users will be eligible to receive $100 in Bonus Bets, delivered in two $50 increments. The full terms of this offer are detailed on the Caesars website.
Caesars has established itself as a leader in responsible gaming practices and maintains this reputation as it enters the Maine market. A rigorous age policy restricts access to Caesars Rewards accounts and sports wagering activities to individuals 21 years of age and older, adhering strictly to legal guidelines.
In conjunction with their market launch, Caesars Entertainment has also contributed to the community by donating to the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund, managed by the Maine Community Foundation, in light of recent events in Lewiston. The company expresses its condolences to those affected and reinforces its commitment to social responsibility in the areas it serves.
“Maine sports fans deserve an elevated sports wagering experience that matches the pedigree of sports fandom in New England,” said Eric Hession, President of Caesars Digital. “The launch of Caesars Sportsbook delivers on that pedigree with a platform built for the modern sports fan 21 and older with exciting ways to wager responsibly on the sports they love. We’d like to thank Gov. Janet Mills and the Maine Legislature for making this launch possible, as well as the Maine Gambling Control Unit for all they have done throughout this process.”
“Penobscot Nation is excited to partner with Caesars Sportsbook, the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to bring online sports betting to Maine,” said Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation. “We chose to partner with Caesars over other companies because of Caesars’ decades-long history of working with Tribal Nations throughout the country, their commitment to Tribal sovereignty and their understanding of our State’s deep history with horse racing. When consumers use the Caesars Sportsbook app they can do so knowing that they are supporting the vast majority of the Wabanaki Nations and a company that operates with respect and a commitment to Tribal Nations and a deep understanding of Mainers.”
“The Mi’kmaq Nation is proud to launch mobile sports wagering in Maine jointly with the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Caesars Sportsbook,” said Chief Edward J. Peter-Paul of the Mi’kmaq Nation. “We appreciate the work of the Maine State Legislature, the Governor, and the Maine Gambling Control Unit to bring sports betting to the State in a way that promotes gaming integrity and offers a vitally needed economic opportunity to each of the Wabanaki Nations. The Mi’kmaq Nation is committed to working with its Tribal Nation partners, Caesars Sportsbook and State officials to offer a robust and well-regulated sports betting industry in Maine for the benefit of the Wabanaki Nations, the State, and the public.”
“The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is thrilled to offer the first legal online sports wagering in Maine in partnership with the Penobscot Nation, the Mi’kmaq Nation, and Caesars Sportsbook,” said Chief Clarissa Sabattis of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. “Our three Wabanaki Nations searched long and hard for a partner who shares Maine values. We found that partner in Caesars Sportsbook. Caesars is committed to helping make all our tribal and non-tribal communities stronger and safer. The revenues from sports wagering will be used by our tribal governments and the State to support law enforcement, health care, housing, and education throughout Maine. Working together, we are stronger.”