William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort Casino Now Open
ATLANTIC CITY – June 30, 2018 – William Hill, America’s leading sports book operator, has opened the first and only sports book on the Atlantic City boardwalk, bringing New Jersey’s largest menu of sports betting options to the new Ocean Resort Casino.
The occasion was marked on Thursday, June 28, by the placing of ceremonial first bets by Mark Wahlberg. Mr. Wahlberg’s first bets were on the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl 53 (6/1 odds), the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl 53 (8/1 odds), and the Cleveland Browns to win more than 5.5 games in the 2018 regular season.
“We are very excited to be the first sports book on the Atlantic City boardwalk, and to be a part of Ocean Resort Casino,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “William Hill offers the most sports betting options in the state of New Jersey, and, with our loyalty program, we are proud to offer the best sports book experience in Atlantic City.”
The 7,500 square foot sports book is located in the heart of Ocean’s gaming floor. All the features of the $6 million sports book area will be in place by the start of football season, highlighted by a state-of-the-art video wall technology for the viewing of sporting events and live odds.
About William Hill
William Hill PLC is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing over 15,000 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its $2.1 billion annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the USA. William Hill US currently operates 107 race and sports books in Nevada and the state’s leading mobile sports betting app. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the Supreme Court that the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, the company is planning to operate where permitted by law throughout America. William Hill US is already operating in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack and is the exclusive risk manager for the sports lottery in Delaware. William Hill also has licensed operations in The Bahamas, Italy and Spain and serves online customers throughout the world from its Online headquarters in Gibraltar.