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Ocean Resort Casino opened its doors for business on June 28. From the moment late former owner Bruce Deifik welcomed guests, the casino accepted wagers on sports.
In doing so, the property became the third in New Jersey to allow bettors on sporting events.
While online NJ sports betting is not available from Ocean Casino yet, it will be soon.
The permanent sportsbook at Ocean Resort remains under construction. So far, only the bar and betting window are open for business.
The full sportsbook will occupy a position once reserved for one of Revel‘s nightclubs. According to sources, the 7,500 square-foot facility will feature the ubiquitous wall of television screens and several large semi-circular booths for patrons.
In May, Ocean Resort partnered with European gaming giant William Hill for its sportsbook operation. William Hill has promised that the $6 million facility will be completely ready by the time the NFL begins its new season, although it remains a work in progress as of August.
William Hill also operates the sportsbook at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport.
The board at Ocean Resort has all the relevant offerings you might find at any other sportsbook. At present, you can bet the following types of games or matches:
Obviously, this list is subject to change depending on the season of the year; all major sports will have betting options eventually. However, New Jersey law has some unique quirks that will leave various bets off the table.
New Jersey legalized sports betting on June 11. Three days later, Gov. Phil Murphy placed the first bet in the state at Monmouth Park.
As part of New Jersey’s regulations, there are several restrictions on sports betting that affect all sportsbooks, including Ocean Resort’s facility:
Not yet. But, the ability to do so is likely coming soon. Ocean Resort opened an NJ online casino in the summer of 2018.
A study of the board at Ocean Resort reveals that the sportsbook is accepting both typical and somewhat unusual bets. With such an experienced partner in William Hill, the new book will not suffer through as many growing pains in figuring how best to operate.
So, here are the bets Ocean Resort accepts so far:
The sportsbook also features parlays, where you can combine the outcomes of a number of bets, with an increased payout if you correctly pick all of the outcomes.
Right now. The sportsbook accepted its first bet on June 28.
No, the full thing is still under construction.
Likely. Getting confirmation is a bit difficult at this time, but given the expansiveness of the casino’s website description, it is reasonable to assume there will be some kind of benefit to sports bettors.
According to Ocean Resort’s website, players can earn triple Tier Credits until Sept. 30. So, it may be a good idea to take advantage of the program as soon as possible.
Unlikely. Players at Monmouth Park can join the Willam Hill group because there is no concurrent program at Monmouth. It is less likely that the two partners in Atlantic City would want competing programs. It is an even smaller chance that players would be able to earn credits in both programs for the same bet.
Yes. It is unknown how it will present itself, but it’s a good bet that one will exist.