D.C. to Open First Strip Club Sportsbook

Cloakroom Gentlemen’s Club (l.) in Washington D.C. is opening a sportsbook rooftop lounge, a first in the U.S. The so-called Cloakbook will partner with Elys Game Technology to tout the success of sports wagering.

The Washington D.C. strip club known as the Cloakroom Gentlemen’s Club announced that it plans to add sports betting to its portfolio. The Cloakbook, as it is known, is also known as the Over Under Sportsbook Rooftop Lounge.

The Cloakbook is a joint venture with Elys Game Technology, which got its license December 27, and it touts itself as the first inside a strip club in the U.S.

“We are eagerly looking forward to… providing a whole new experience to our patrons in D.C.,” Tony Cavasilios, managing member of Cloakbook, said in a press release.

“Elys firmly believes that this segment of retail sports betting within neighborhood establishments could become a key driver for local employment and economic recovery at the community level throughout the United States and Canada,” Michele Ciavarella, the executive chairman of Elys Game Technology, said in a press release.

The sportsbook features wall-to-wall TVs and a seasonal cocktail menu. The roof retracts over the bar, according to Sports Handle.

“This new venture offers customers a chance to parlay an evening of enjoying a meal and beverage in the Over Under lounge while wagering on their favorite team, and to top it off with a celebration within the award-winning Cloakroom Gentlemen’s Club,” Cavasilios said.