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Borgata becomes the first casino to offer sports betting in Atlantic City


Borgata becomes the first casino to offer sports betting in Atlantic City

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa emerged as the first casino to offer sports betting after the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey.

Atlantic City's most profitable casino scripted history by becoming the first resort to offer sports wagering and industry experts have praised the move.

A professor of casino management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a gaming consultant, Bob Ambrose said that the 15 year property owned by the MGM Resorts International is known for being always ahead of the curve.

He also said that he would have been disappointed if the casino hotel had not been the first in line to offer the best gaming amenity in Atlantic City.

"Borgata has always stayed one step ahead when it comes to taking an initiative in the industry," Ambrose told on Friday.

"They are truly known for visionary approach, so it is not surprising at all," he added.

MGM bought Boyd Gaming for $900 million in August 2016.

Other Atlantic City casinos are yet to announce when they will begin offering sports betting, but it is being speculated that Golden Nugget Atlantic City or Caesars Atlantic City might also jump into the market soon and both of them have connections to Las Vegas operated sports books.