The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City announced this week that they’re planning on opening a sportsbook powered by WIlliam Hill when they officially open for operations on June 28th.
One of the two new casinos that will be opening at the end of June has partnered with Nevada’s largest sports book to run its sports wagering operation.
Ocean Resort Casino has partnered with William Hill U.S., a London-based sports book that currently operates 115 of Nevada’s 183 books.
Jordan Deifik, property principal of Ocean Resort Casino, confirmed the partnership on Thursday and said the casino’s sports book would be ready for the June 28 opening, pending regulatory and license approvals.
The partners have plans to construct a $5 million sports book at the 147-year-old racetrack to allow sports wagering.
Ocean Resort Casino, once the site of Revel Casino Hotel, will feature a 7,500-square-foot sports book that is located in the middle of the gaming floor.
Deifik also noted the sports book will feature private suites for large-scale sporting events, such as the Super Bowl and NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
A call to William Hill’s Las Vegas office was not immediately returned.
The former Revel Casino will be planning to launch the book when it opens up, allowing punters at the New Jersey casino to get a wager in on most major sporting events throughout the world. While William Hill may have a crummy online casino (check out our review), their sportsbook is a major player in Nevada, and they are poised to spread with the further adoption of sportsbetting in the country. William Hill already has an agreement to power a sportsbook at Monmouth Park, a horseracing track in New Jersey.
The ORC Sportsbook would take up 7,500 square feet of gaming floor at the casino, and feature suites for high-level punters placing bets on events.
New Jersey had its sportsbetting case go its way at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, and lawmakers are now fast-tracking a bill through the legislature to allow for sportsbetting at casinos and racetracks throughout the state.