Tropicana Atlantic City held the grand opening of its new permanent sports book Friday.
A ceremony took place at 1 p.m. to announced the William Hill Sports Book, located on the North Tower casino floor adjacent to Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House & Sports Bar.
“We are thrilled to bring our guests more exciting experiences with the addition of our brand new sports book,” said Eldorado Resorts Eastern Regional Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Callender in a news release Thursday. “This venue will bring a new level of fun and entertainment to Tropicana, and truly sets us apart from the other sports books in the city.”
The 5,000-square-foot interactive space offers an immersive sports betting experience with nearly 200 linear feet and 1,654 square feet of video display to show up to 16 games at one time. The space also features eight betting windows, including one high-limit window, and 180 seats, including bar and lounge style seating. Elevated VIP seating is also offered.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, who was in Atlantic City on Thursday to announce the name of the resort’s new Arena Football League team — the Blackjacks — was on hand to place a wager Friday.
Tropicana is one of seven casinos in Atlantic City that offers sports betting.
“Sports betting has been an incredible addition to Tropicana,” Callender said. “Guests are not only coming to experience the sports book. They are also staying in the hotel, dining at our restaurants and enjoying all our non-gaming amenities. We expect to see these positive effects continue with the addition of our permanent location.”
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