The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City will start construction next week on an $11 million sports betting bar, the luxury resort announced Wednesday.
Borgata’s “destination bar” is slated to open this summer, according to the announcement.
On June 14, 2018, Borgata was the first casino to roll out sports betting, the same day Monmouth Park became the state’s first ever sports wagering venue following a landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that struck down an almost-nationwide ban.
“We are proud to have been at the forefront of legalized sports betting in New Jersey and look forward to advancing our product with an innovative gaming and entertainment experience for our guests to enjoy,” Marcus Glover, Borgata’s president and CEO, said in a Wednesday statement.
Ocean Resort Casino was the second casino to open a sports book. The Meadowlands Racetrack now accepts wagers, as do Bally’s Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Resorts Casino Hotel.
Sports bettors wagered $928 million last year, most of it through the mobile and online sportsbook, according to December data from the Division of Gaming Enforcement, which oversees the New Jersey gambling market.
Borgata is owned by MGM Resorts International.