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By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Resorts casino will begin taking in-person sports bets on Wednesday.
The exact time still has not been worked out, pending approval from New Jersey gambling regulators.
Resorts, which earlier this month became the first gambling company in New Jersey to offer online and mobile sports betting, will become the fifth casino to offer it in person, on casino premises.
It will feature six betting windows and four self-service kiosks.
The facility will feature a 12-foot video wall with 15 television screens.
Resorts has been moving aggressively into the new sports betting market, inking deals with The Stars Group and DraftKings for mobile and online sports betting.
Along with Resorts, the Borgata, Harrah’s, Bally’s and the Ocean Resort casinos offer in-person sports betting. In addition, two racetracks, Monmouth Park in Oceanport and the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, also offer sports betting.
State regulators are weighing applications from several other gambling companies who hope to be up and running with sports betting before football season begins in just over three weeks.
New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May that cleared the way for all 50 states to legalize sports betting, should they choose.
It began in New Jersey on June 14, with the Borgata and Monmouth Park racetrack as the only operators offering it. The Ocean Resort Casino began taking bets on June 28.
During that two week period, the three operators took in $16.4 million in sports bets.
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