Mobile Sports Betting Could Put Damper on Atlantic City Revival

Atlantic City Mobile Sports Book
Visiting AC is Optional.

Whatever Rummy Pandit is smoking, we want some. Pandit is the executive director of the Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton University. Pandit believes online sports betting will bring people to Atlantic City.

Pandit is peddling the ‘mobile sports betting is a social event’ meme. Good luck with that, Rummy.

While most of South Jersey was screaming NO NORTH JERSEY CASINOS at the top of their lungs, internet gaming & mobile sports betting was quietly ramping up. Casinos in Philly & and a racetrack in North Jersey too.

Mobile sports betting in New Jersey. Atlantic City is optional.

You only have to be physically in the State of NJ to place the wager. Yup. You don’t have to be inside an Atlantic City casino.

DraftKings runs the sports book for Resorts Casino, the first to offer mobile sports betting statewide in New Jersey.

Players don’t have to be in Jersey to set up an account. You just have to be in NJ to place a wager.

Could mobile sports betting lead to fewer jobs in Atlantic City? We shall see.

Senator Van Drew not OK with North Jersey casinos, but fine with mobile sports betting: placing wagers anywhere in NJ.

Partnered with Resorts Casino, DraftKings is licensed to offer sports wagering through its app and website.

Wayne Schaffel: Sports betting will have no real impact. Will not add significantly to the bottom line.

Steve Norton: By approving sports betting online, we’ve lost ability to attract many new visitors. New York and New Jersey have race tracks, plus bars that operate their own sports betting. Once MD and PA get their sports betting underway, where will new visitors come from?

Senator Jeff Van Drew still supports the ‘No North Jersey Casinos’ effort, but is accused of fighting ‘phony battle’ against NJ gaming expansion. Van Drew allowed controversial internet betting and mobile sports book to grow.

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