Atlantic City’s biggest casino, The Borgata, is preparing for legalised sports betting with a renaming of its existing race book facility which will now be branded as The Race & Sports Book. Plans to add a brand new sports betting facility at a later date are currently being finalised, and the casino claims it will take sports wagers on the first day that state regulators give the green light.
Borgata president Marcus Glover told press that parent company MGM Resorts International already has decades of sports book operations in Nevada, adding: “As soon as regulatory approvals are in place, we will begin taking sports wagers. Borgata is uniquely prepared to begin operations as the only Atlantic City casino with an existing race book.”
New Jersey has moved rapidly in the wake of last week’s overturning of PASPA to position itself for early implementation of sports betting in the state, and lawmakers are reportedly close to completing the passage of a law and regulations by early June.
Among Atlantic City’s casinos to have voiced ambitions to operate sports betting are the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the former Trump Taj Mahal; and the Ocean Resort Casino, previously branded The Revel. Elsewhere in New Jersey, Monmouth Park racetrack is also gearing up for a flying start with William Hill preparing to take sporting wagers there at the first available opportunity.