Atlantic City sportsbooks are ready for March Madness

March 17, 2019 Press of Atlantic City

By David Danzis

Sports betting is legal in New Jersey for the first time during March Madness, and the resort’s sportsbooks are ready for college basketball’s premier event.

The annual NCAA men’s Division I college basketball tournament rivals the Super Bowl as the largest sports betting event in Nevada — the only state where legal wagers were accepted until last year — and Atlantic City sportsbook operators are anticipating similar results when the games begin Tuesday.

“As we head into March, with March Madness and baseball season approaching, we are very hopeful that Atlantic City will continue to grow as a destination resort for visitors,” said Kevin Ortzman, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey and regional president for Caesars Entertainment.