Ocean Sportsbook Makes Waves in New Jersey
New Jersey recently launched sports betting on June 14th 2018. It originally debuted at the Monmouth Park horse track. This was fitting seeing how the Garden state led the legal fight to overturn the sports betting law which restricted it to certain states. It gradually expanded to casinos in Atlantic City. One casino that is becoming known for it's sports betting operation is the Ocean resort. It used to be called Revel. However, it underwent a rebranding process and emerged as Ocean Resort and Casino. They partnered with international bookmaker William Hill to launch a sports book. The team at Ocean spent 6 million dollars to build a 7,500 square foot facility right in the center of the casino.
Actor Mark Wahlberg cast the first bet when the facility opened. It was a two hundred dollar futures bet on the New England Patriots to win Superbowl 53.
Ocean's Sportsbook is notable for having two walls full of 45 foot LED TVs. There is also a sports ticker that goes around the bar. This allows bettors to keep an eye on game times or scores. The sportsbook is also becoming known for it's stadium style seating and nice couches.
William Hill is also known for their phone app in Nevada. It is safe to forecast that the Ocean casino and William Hill will probably devise a mobile betting application in addition to a website. They are playing "catch up" to competitors like Caesars entertainment in this regard.
A recent development is that sports betting information pioneer and former announcer Brent Musberger will bring his Vegas Stats and Information Network to the William Hill sportsbook. A show will be shot there and streamed by VSIN's followers all over the country.
It is pretty clear that Ocean is making waves in Atlantic City when it comes to sports betting.