Atlantic City is quickly becoming one of the hottest gambling hubs in the United States. With sports betting legal and regulated here, this city has never been more popular. Recently, several new sportsbooks in Atlantic City casinos were officially unveiled to the public.
It’s exciting news for sports betting fans on the East Coast. Let’s take a look at what new sportsbooks have come here. We’ll also look at some of the current betting odds on the NFL available right now.
Sports Betting in Atlantic City Continues to Grow
New Jersey was instrumental in having PASPA struck down last year. Before this, only Nevada was legally allowed to offer sports betting odds. Now, 13 states have legalized sports betting and 6 more have approved sports gambling bills. Atlantic City, New Jersey’s gambling hub, is benefiting massively from this industry.
For almost all of 2019, gambling revenue in Atlantic City has increased. Casino and sportsbook earnings continue to rise here. This is true for the month of August, in which the state’s sports betting platforms saw a massive surge in earnings.
According to new reports, New Jersey’s total revenue last month was $352.8 million. This represents a 16.1% revenue increase from the same month in 2018. Sports gambling brought in $25.2 million last month.
Online sports betting in New Jersey is proving to be the preferred method of wagering. New Jersey online sportsbooks use geo-targeting technology. They allow sports bets to be placed from anywhere within the state borders. Around 85% of all sports bets placed in New Jersey are now made online.
Resorts Casino & Hotel in AC is bringing in the most money right now. It brought in $6,697,318 last month. Interestingly, the Meadowlands Racetrack, located outside of Atlantic City, was the biggest earner at $9,269,586.
New Sportsbooks in Atlantic City Are Revealed
The start of the 2019/2020 NFL season was expected to bring in a surge of sports wagers. To prepare for this wave, several new sportsbooks in Atlantic City casinos were revealed. These multi-million dollar sportsbooks were opened to help bring in more bettors the state’s land-based casinos.
Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have both opened new high-end sportsbooks at their Atlantic City casinos. Caesars revealed its new Bally’s sportsbook on September 8th. This betting venue, called “The Book,” is a 15,230 square foot betting area featuring a massive 98-foot-wide by 18-foot-tall screen that features all major sporting events. It’s similar in size to the sportsbook inside the Caesars Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts also opened its brand new 8,000 square foot sportsbook at Borgata. The “Money Bar & Book” features a 35-foot circular bar, 18 screens, and a VIP lounge. It’s one of the sleekest new sportsbooks in Atlantic City casinos today.
Scott Butera, president of interactive gaming at MGM Resorts International, commented on the company’s decision to center the new sportsbook’s atmosphere around entertainment instead of betting.
“Millennials want sports and sports betting to be part of the experience and not necessarily the whole experience,” he said.
If you’re in Atlantic City, make sure to check these new gaming venues out!
NFL Odds Available Online Right Now
Want to bet on the NFL but aren’t located in New Jersey? Don’t sweat it! As we mentioned earlier, a number of other states have regulated their sports betting markets. There is also a wide range of amazing online sports betting sites available in every state around the country.
One of the best internet sportsbooks available throughout the country right now is Bovada. This site is known for offering safe payment options and a range of amazing odds. There are some fantastic NFL odds available through this site right now.
Members of Bovada can currently bet on the upcoming Thursday Night Football game between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans enter this game as the slight favorites with current odds of -120. Jacksonville enters the game with even odds.
There are a complete set of odds for every single game taking place this season. Head over to Bovada today to see some of the lines available right now!
There are several new sportsbooks in Atlantic City casinos. This city is already surpassing Las Vegas as the sports betting capital of the US. Perhaps in time, Atlantic City will surpass Las Vegas in casino revenue, as well.
Make sure to stay tuned for more Atlantic City gambling news over the next few weeks!