Resorts Casino Hotel becomes fifth in area to add sports betting

Mike DeNardo
August 14, 2018 - 5:09 pm
New Jersey Sports Betting

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gamblers who want to bet on sports should be getting one more option starting Wednesday.

Resorts Casino Hotel — Atlantic City's first-ever casino — will become the fifth to open a sportsbook on site.  

An 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting is planned, pending approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Resorts President Mark Giannantonio said the temporary sportsbook will have six betting windows and four kiosks.

"It's right on our casino floor," he said, "and you'll walk into a 15-foot screen. Then we'll have a video wall outside, another 9-by-9-foot screen. TVs all over the place."

Resorts recently launched mobile sports betting through its partner DraftKings.

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Resorts is joining the list of other area casinos with physical sportsbooks, including Bally's, Borgata, Harrah's and Ocean Resort.

"You really must have an offering at the property. It goes with blackjack, craps, sports betting. If it's legal, it makes perfect sense to have it," Giannantonio said.

He added that a permanent sports betting structure is in the design stage.