Super Bowl Sunday in Atlantic City is going to be a lot different in 2019. Why do you ask?
So, besides watching the big game in AC, fans can finally wager on it, too.
With the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, there will be plenty of fans looking for a fun place to bet, watch and cheer.
To that end, Atlantic City casinos are creating a partylike vibe. Here’s a rundown of ways to watch the Super Bowl in Atlantic City.
Sports Betting Scene: The Book, at Bally’s Wild Wild West, is a temporary space. Despite that, it includes eight large-screen TVs along with stadium-style lounge chairs, high-top chairs and tables. There are several betting windows.
Where to Hang: Head to the Wild Wild West (cowboy hat not required) to enjoy an exclusive buffet and drink specials (entry is $29 per person). Drink specials include $5 beers and $4 shots. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Table games, such as blackjack, will be $5.
Sports Betting Scene: The most exciting NJ sports betting news of the month is that Borgata AC has announced the construction of its $11 million sportsbook. But for now, the current Race & Sports Book features 10 betting windows, 100 seats with individual flat-screen monitors and video walls.
Where to Hang: Pretty much, if there is a TV screen — anywhere on the property — it will be showing the game. The bar at Angeline by Michael Symon, for instance, is offering $4 beers (Bud Light, Corona, Amstel Light, included), $10 specialty cocktails and $7 small plates (meatball sliders, porchetta sliders, Italian sausage hoagie and arancini).
Sports Betting Scene: Caesars does not have a retail sportsbook, but bets can be placed at its sister property: Bally’s. The two casinos are connected, so there is no need to step outside into the cold.
Where to Hang: If you didn’t receive an invite to Caesars’ invitation-only Super Bowl party, the other Caesars Entertainment properties in town (Bally’s and Harrah’s) are hosting open-to-the-public events.
Sports Betting Scene: The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget includes seating for more than 100 and 50 televisions spread across five video walls. Super Bowl bets can be made at the four betting windows or nine kiosks.
Where to Hang: After placing those sports bets, grab a seat and view Super Bowl LIII on the big screen inside The Showroom, starting at 6 p.m. Snacks, cash bar and stadium-style seating will add to the viewing enjoyment. The Sportsbook will be serving its brunch and all-day menu along with drink specials starting at 10 a.m.
Hard Rock AC
Sports Betting Scene: Word from the Hard Rock Atlantic City team is that its retail sportsbook will be taking sports bets in time for the big game, or that’s the way the wind blows. Although, the company has been tight-lipped concerning the specific date, so stay tuned.
Where to Hang: With or without NJ sports betting, one of Atlantic City’s newest properties is making a pretty big deal out of Super Bowl Sunday. The Hard Rock Cafe, located just off the casino floor, is hosting what is billed as an “Epic Tailgate Party.”
The $20 package includes VIP seating and access to the beer pong and cornhole games, buffet station with jumbo wings and classic nachos, and, of course, the Super Bowl on the TV screens. Beverages will be available for purchase. The restaurant will be open amd serving the regular menu, too (no ticket required).
Sports Betting Scene: The Book at Harrah’s is just a temporary space that works just fine for placing wagers on the Big Game. There are five large-screen TVs, stadium-style lounge chairs, high-top tables and chairs, and multiple betting windows. Food and beverage service is available, too.
Where to Hang: Eden Lounge, located footsteps off the casino floor, will have Miller and Coors Light buckets and tower specials, along with Absolut/Jameson cocktail specials. Tables are reservable for $50 per person.
Sports Betting Scene: The William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Resort sits smack dab in the middle of the casino floor. The highlight of the 7,500-square-foot space is the 360-degree video walls. There are two bars and lounge seating equipped with individual charging stations. Super Bowl bets can be made at one of the seven betting windows or self-service kiosks.
Where to Hang: Ovation Hall is typically reserved for entertainers, but on Super Bowl Sunday, this is where the big game party will be. The free viewing event (Ocean Premier card required for entry) begins at 4 p.m., and will likely include games and T-shirts. The Ocean team is still finalizing the details so check in as the date nears for more info.
Sports Betting Scene: The Tropicana opened the temporary William Hill Sports Book in late October (a permanent, 5,000-square-foot space is under construction). The current space, located in the North Tower casino, includes 16 TV screens and six betting windows.
Where to Hang: Since the Trop is offering multiple Super Bowl specials, it comes down to the type of food and atmosphere you’re seeking. A’Dam Good Sports Bar, located in The Quarter, will be showing the game on all TV screens — surround sound included. Miller drafts (20 ounces) are $3.50 all day. There will be prizes and giveaways at halftime.
Sports Betting Scene: The DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts is one of the biggest in town at 5,000 square feet. The space includes 1,000 square feet of ultra-HD video screens, seating for 300 guests (plus an additional 100 in the VIP area). There are five betting windows and 12 kiosks.
Where to Hang: Food and drink specials will be available on seven different locations on the property. The Big Game menu at the DraftKings Sportsbook includes $4 domestic beers and $9 chicken wings. Bar One will have $10 Miller Lite pitchers, $25 buckets of six Coors Lite or Miller Lite bottles and $7 Blue Moon Drafts (22 ounces).