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The Casino Association of New Jersey has previewed this weekend’s huge sporting action in the United States, with casinos across Atlantic City geared up to ready to welcome the NFL’s first Super Bowl since the legalisation of sports betting in the region.

Being hosted at the Atlanta Falcons home the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a promise of an action packed weekend throughout the region has been promised, as New Jersey gears up to build upon its $1.24bn wagered since the activity became legal, which brought in $50m in revenue for Atlantic City casinos.

Kevin Ortzman, president of the CANJ, explained: “Atlantic City’s casinos welcome all fans to enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year, and place their bets on the big game in New Jersey.

“Atlantic City is the perfect place for football fans to watch the big game and enjoy all that this seaside resort destination has to offer, including our world-class entertainment, top-notch restaurants, and brand-name retail shopping. It’s going to be an exciting time in America’s playground, and our sports books are ready.”

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, Tropicana Atlantic City and Wild Wild West at Bally’s all offer sports wagering in New Jersey, with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City just went live with online and retail sports betting this week.

Rummy Pandit, executive director of the Lloyd D Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton University, addresses a great opportunity for Atlantic City as the clash between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams approaches. “Sporting events like Super Bowl LIII are a great opportunity to draw visitors to the Atlantic City region in the colder months.

“Atlantic City’s sportsbooks are building a solid base of loyal consumers, who now have another great reason to visit Atlantic City all year round.”