Atlantic City Sports Books Just as Competitive as Actual Sports Are
Since sports betting became legal in New Jersey a few months ago, casinos and racetracks have scrambled to get things up and running, both in reality and on-line.
The world's playground has seen several casinos open sports betting centers in temporary settings with plans down the line to open grander sports books, with the exception of Ocean Resort Casino, which opened a fully built sports book right after its grand reopening in June.
And now Resorts and DraftKings will be raising the bar next week when a new 5,000-square-foot sports book opens just steps off of the boardwalk.
Mark Giannantonio, president of Resorts, tells NJ.com 150 workers have been building the DraftKings sports book over the past few months at a cost of several million dollars. Giannantonio said, "We are going to perform at a really high level."
And gone are the days of sports books with only a bunch of people behind a big counter taking bets. People wishing to wager are greeted with giant video walls, leather seats, charging stations for every electronic device you can think of, bottle service, and practically any type of food imaginable -- from hot dogs to sushi.
The DraftKings sports book at Resorts is set to open on November 20th.