New Sports Book Launched in Borgata
The scenario of sports betting in New Jersey
Several states in the US are fighting for a legalized gambling scenario, with many states already operating a full-blown gambling scenario within their respective boundaries. New Jersey has never been behind in the race. Besides casino and charity gambling, the state also enjoys sports betting, which became a reality after the Appeals Court removed the final barrier on the activity on May 14, 2018.
As sports betting gets a legal status in New Jersey, some of the major casinos in the state are embracing the activity through million-dollar investments. Let’s talk about Atlantic City, where Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is expanding dedicatedly into the domain. It has become the first casino in New Jersey to have proposed a sports betting bar worth $11 million. The historic move came just three days after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the legislation passed by the State Legislature.
What can people expect from the expansion?
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa announced that that construction of the new sports betting facility would integrate an entertaining bar experience. President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Marcus Glover, said that they have continuously aimed at property growth and development since the casino franchise entered Atlantic City fifteen years ago.
Since the first time Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa accepted its inaugural sports bet, the casino has launched the playMGM NJ Sports betting mobile application in partnership with GVC Holdings. The app features a complete range of sports from the US and select international destinations, with customers having the authority to sign-up, deposit, and withdraw cash straight from their mobile devices.
So far, sports betting was conducted in a small temporary space. But after the legislation, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa intends to expand the space by creating a larger bar facility. This new facility, as per plans, should be open to residents of Atlantic City by summer. Marcus Glover also expresses his optimism, and he eagerly looks forward to creating an innovative gaming experience for all guests.
As a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, which has more than twenty-five years of experience in sports wagering, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa brings the company’s sports betting experience to the new facility. Sports betting in New Jersey is picking up well, with $928 million worth of bets made from June 14 through November. Although numbers for December are yet to come, there’s no doubt that the domain is soaring. We can only hope that the new facility brings the promised benefits to New Jersey’s ever-growing gambling market.