Sports betting operator FanDuel has ventured into the Atlantic City playing market with the launch of a brief sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.
The short-term facility will stay operational till a everlasting sportsbook, at the moment beneath improvement, is launched.
The new FanDuel Sportsbook options six reside odds boards, ten IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks, and three reside betting home windows. The facility takes bets on all main US and worldwide sports activities. It is instantly accessible from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk and is situated on the principle on line casino ground.
The self-service kiosks on the betting facility function 24 hours a day, seven days every week. Attendants on the reside betting home windows can be found from 12 pm to 10 pm Monday by Friday and from 10 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Permanent Sportsbook Coming Spring 2021
Bally’s Atlantic City’s proprietor, Bally’s Corporation (previously Twin River Worldwide Holdings) mentioned that development is underway on the everlasting facility. The firm expects the everlasting FanDuel Sportsbook to open doorways within the spring of 2021. It will span 4,100 sq. toes and can function 34 IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks, 5 reside betting home windows, a luxurious 80-seat lounge with 30 reclining membership chairs, large LED video partitions broadcasting sporting occasions, and a meals and beverage menu providing self-service craft beer, amongst different issues.
Commenting on the launch of their short-term sportsbook at Bally’s, FanDuel Vice President of Retail, Keith Wall, mentioned that “while they are eager to get up and running with our temporary sportsbook,” in addition they can’t wait till they launch the everlasting location and “showcase to Atlantic City why FanDuel is the number one sportsbook in New Jersey.”
FanDuel already operates a retail betting facility on the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
News that FanDuel was gearing up preparations to enter Atlantic City’s retail betting market emerged in October when the operator introduced it had expanded its present partnership with Bally’s Corporation (then Twin River) to open a sportsbook inside Bally’s.
Bally’s Corporation purchased the Boardwalk hotel-casino from Caesars Entertainment earlier this 12 months for $25 million. In a separate deal, the on line casino operator bought from Caesars the worldwide rights to the Bally’s model for $20 million and introduced plans to put it to use throughout all of its holdings.
In November, Bally’s Corporation obtained regulatory approval from New Jersey regulators to function its newly acquired Atlantic City on line casino and dedicated to a $90 million renovation and enlargement of the property that was one of many glitziest resorts previously however has misplaced a number of its luster through the years.
The opening of a brand new sportsbook is a part of the property’s refinement. Bally’s beforehand shared a William Hill-branded betting facility with Caesars-owned Wild Wild West.
Commenting on the newly opened short-term sportsbook, Bally’s Corporation President and CEO George Papanier mentioned that they’re very excited to announce the opening of the brand new facility and that it is likely one of the many deliberate capital enchancment undertaking at Bally’s.
Mr. Papanier went on to say that they’re wanting ahead to implementing the profitable mixture that his firm’s nationwide experience in gaming and on line casino operations and FanDuel’s “market-leading sports betting acumen and globally recognized brand” has proved to be and to offer their Atlantic City friends with “unrivaled sportsbook experience.”