America’s first casino outside of Nevada, Resorts Casino Hotel is celebrating another milestone, becoming the latest Atlantic City establishment to incorporate sports betting into its offering.
The Mohegan Sun property’s sportsbook is now open to the public, following the long-term goal of establishing a sports betting scene within the Garden State becoming a reality on June 11.
Featuring six betting windows and an interactive lounge area, Resorts promises that its sportsbook will act as a temporary sports betting location, with a larger, permanent sportsbook opening in the near future.
Mark Giannantonio, president and chief executive officer of Resorts Casino Hotel, explained: “As the birthplace of casino gaming in New Jersey, Resorts Casino Hotel is thrilled our state has authorised legal sports betting as this marks a great advancement for the gaming industry.
“The opening of our new sports book will set a precedent for sports betting in Atlantic City, offering an elevated gaming experience for our loyal guests. We are proud to introduce the accessibility of an on-property sportsbook, further strengthening Resorts as the place to experience New Jersey’s best-in-class gaming.”
Partnering with DraftKings “to launch the first-ever online sports betting platform in New Jersey,” Resorts also forged an extension of its partnership with The Stars Group to add mobile and online sports betting through its BetStars brand.
Resorts also details that it is to launch a third sports betting option on ResortsCasino.com later in the year via an alliance with SBTech, which it states “ will fulfil Resorts’ third and final online skin, making it the only casino in Atlantic City with online and on-property sports betting”.
New Jersey’s sports betting scene brought in revenues of $3.8m during the month of july, aligning to overall revenues of $7.2m since the Borgata and Monmouth Park Racetrack became to first to commence operations within the state on June 14.