Hills pens sports betting deal with Ocean Resort Casino
William Hill has agreed to provide a sportsbook to the new Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the US.
Due to open on June 28, the land-based site will feature a 7,500sq ft sportsbook in the centre of its gaming floor.
Visitors will be able to bet on a range of major sports such as American football, basketball, baseball, football, hockey and tennis.
In addition, the agreement includes access to William Hill’s wagering technology, including its mobile and online sportsbook products.
The deal comes after the US Supreme Court this month overturned the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which blocked states from legalising sports betting.
New Jersey led the bid for the ban to be withdrawn and is widely expected to be among the first states to legalise sports Ocean Resort Casino wagering in the wake of the ruling.
Hill’s partnership with the Ocean Resort Casino would only be effective if New Jersey passes legislation to regulate sports Ocean Resort Casino.
Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk, the company that owns Ocean Resort Casino, said: “Ocean Resort Casino is thrilled to partner with William Hill, the best name in sports betting, to establish a truly unique sports betting experience in the centre of our resort and in Atlantic City.
“From real-time betting to exclusive hospitality for major events, the sports book will be second-to-none.”
Joe Asher, chief executive of William Hill US, added: “We have had great success working with Ocean’s senior management in Las Vegas, and we are excited to have the chance to do so in Atlantic City at what will be the best sports book in town.”
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