William Hill Partner with Ocean Resort Casino
Bookmakers and other operators in the gambling industry wasted no time to make their moves following the decision by the US Supreme court to lift certain restrictions on sports betting across the country.
It’s one of the most significant developments inside the industry for many years and William Hill are the latest to act and take advantage of the relaxation of these regulations.
In the latest announcement, Hills have partnered in with Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey and as part of the deal, a 7,500 square foot sportsbook will be situated right in the heart of the gaming floor.
The world of sports betting is only just starting up for millions of US residents and the potential for all involved is clearly huge. Customers at the Ocean Resort Casino will now be able to take advantage of hundreds of betting markets with traditional US Sports such as baseball, basketball and NFL likely to be a big focus.
In addition, punters will able to play in the soccer, golf and tennis markets amongst many other options and for those that are unable to bet in person, the agreement extends online so customers will be able to gain access to the William Hill sportsbook via any connected internet device.
Bruce Deifik is Chairman of AC Ocean Walk, the company that owns the casino resort and he welcomed the news enthusiastically:
Ocean Resort Casino is thrilled to partner with William Hill, the best name in sports betting, to establish a truly unique sports betting experience in the centre of our resort and in Atlantic City.
Mr Deifik said.
From real-time betting to exclusive hospitality for major events, the sports book will be second-to-none.
In reply, Chief Executive of William Hill US, Joe Asher, added:
We are very excited to be part of Ocean Resort Casino and to have a presence on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
We have had great success working with Ocean’s senior management in Las Vegas, and we are excited to have the chance to do so in Atlantic City at what will be the best sports book in town.
In at the Start
William Hill are one of the oldest names in the industry but unlike other brands whose history predates that of the internet, they are also very innovative and since the start of the digital age they have always been quick to move with the times.
It should therefore be no surprise to see them involved as soon as the restrictions on betting in the US were eased. As Joe Asher said, they also have a tie in with Ocean Resort over in Las Vegas so they are a logical fit for the New Jersey location and it’s a partnership that should certainly thrive in the months and years that lie ahead.
We’re only at the start of the betting revolution in the US and with William Hill getting involved, things will only get bigger from here with similar announcements expected in the weeks that follow.