(Note: This story was originally published prior to the state of New Jersey easing business restrictions affecting casino and sportsbooks capacity restrictions. It has been updated to reflect those changes.)
Super Bowl Sunday is going to look a little different at Atlantic City’s casino sportsbooks this year.
Between the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions, it’s not hard to understand why packing a room for a few hours might not be feasible.
The casinos did get a bit of welcome news Wednesday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order lifting the 10 p.m. curfew on indoor food and beverage service. The governor’s EO also expands indoor capacity limits from 25% to 35%.
Kickoff for the Big Game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs is 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
And while big Super Bowl-themed gatherings and parties will not be in the cards, Atlantic City’s casinos are still trying to make the best of a tough situation.
Super Bowl Sunday in AC
Hotel room deals, food and beverage packages and Big Game contests are all part of the casinos’ plans for the Super Bowl.
Here is a breakdown of what Atlantic City casinos are doing for Sunday’s game.
(Note: some of Atlantic City’s casinos are forgoing Super Bowl events because of capacity limitations.)
The William Hill Sportsbook at the Wild Wild West casino is the biggest in AC. The book will be offering food and drink specials on Sunday. Here are some of the options:
- Beer buckets ($75 for 12 bottles)
- The game will also be showing the game on a big screen at Boardwalk Saloon. DJ Vito G will be on site from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
— Wild Wild West AC (@wildwildwestac) January 29, 2021
The sportsbook at Harrah’s is also run by William Hill.
During the game, mix and match drink specials will be available, along with a selection of spirits and mixers, domestic beers and multiple Red Bull options.
Food will be available from the Atlantic City Burger Co. via mobile ordering or text to your seat option.
The Trop is offering a hotel/dining package for the Super Bowl. For $199, guests can book a classic room in the North Tower, reserve perimeter seating for two at the William Hill Sportsbook and receive a $50 beverage credit at the book. Mention code TGAME21 during booking.
Chickie’s and Pete’s (right next door to the sportsbook in Tropicana) is offering an all-you-can-eat promo on select menu items for $55.
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— Resorts Casino Hotel (@ResortsCasino) January 31, 2021
Resorts Casino Hotel
Resorts is also offering a room/dining package on Sunday, in addition to showing the game inside the DraftKings Sportsbook.
For $99, guests can book an overnight stay with a 2 p.m. late checkout Monday, plus a $25 dining credit and a $20 beverage credit at either the sportsbook or Bar One. As a kicker, Resorts is also including a $25 table game bet. Mention code SUPBOWL during booking.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Resorts’ loyalty card holders can spin the wheel at the DraftKings Sportsbook for free prizes, including a Bluetooth speaker, t-shirts or slot cash. Promo available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 only.
DraftKings Sportsbook, Bar One and Landshark Bar & Grill will also have drink specials for the big game, including beer buckets and $20 pitchers.
Ocean Casino Resort
Ocean Casino Resort’s Big Game package includes a contemporary hotel room, a 16” cheese or pepperoni pizza, choice of six domestic beers or White Claw Hard Seltzers and a bowl of chips or pretzels during the game. The Big Game package starts at $149.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Fans can watch the Big Game at BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar and Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge. Guest will have a chance to win a signed Lawrence Taylor helmet.
Here are some of the food and drink specials:
- Burger board, $75
- Jumbo buffalo wings, $40-$150
- Beer buckets, six count, $36-$42
- Domestic pitchers, $24
Keep in mind the sportsbook is operating at 25% capacity. Advance reservations are required, 609-317-8006.
As far as promotions go, MLife card holders can enter for the $35,000 BetMGM Sweepstakes on Saturday, Feb. 6. Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., players can earn a share of the prize pool.
The sportsbook at Hard Rock will open at 10 a.m. on game day.
The Lobby Bar at Hard Rock will have $11 specialty drinks, including the KC Special and Pirate Punch.
Hard Rock’s online sportsbook has several Super Bowl promos going on, including Bingo and Square Pools.
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