Atlantic City’s biggest casino, the MGM Resorts-owned Borgata, will offer legal sports betting “as soon as regulatory approvals are in place,” according to the property’s president, Marcus Glover.
The venue is also renaming 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, with the casino claiming it will take sports wagers on the first day that New Jersey regulators give the green light.
“As soon as regulatory approvals are in place, we will begin taking sports wagers,” said Glover. “Borgata is uniquely prepared to begin operations as the only Atlantic City casino with an existing race book.”
New Jersey has moved quickly following last week’s overturning of PASPA 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 and the Ocean Resort Casino.
Elsewhere in the Garden State, 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.