Bally's Atlantic City

Total gaming revenue at Bally's ($191.9 million) declined by 9.1 percent in 2018.

ATLANTIC CITY — Three casino properties have taken steps beyond applying for a license to begin accepting sports wagers as soon as possible.

Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort have submitted requests to amend their Certificates of Operation and Casino Hotel Alcoholic Beverage licenses to reconfigure areas of their gaming floors to make space for sports books, according to petitions received by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Both properties, along with Golden Nugget Atlantic City, also have submitted applications for casino key employee licenses for sports book supervisors.

Bally’s, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s are all operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp.

The petition from Bally’s proposes using 3,648 square feet inside Wild Wild West for a temporary sports book. Seating, tables and video displays will be installed and existing cashier windows will be reopened to take sports wagers. The total number of slots and table games will not change.

The Harrah’s petition proposes eliminating 11 slot machines and installing video displays, seating and furniture for a temporary sports book area. The petition also proposes a modification to the satellite Total Rewards Center for sports wagering windows.

Both petitions were approved subject to several conditions, including the properties being issued sports-betting licenses. The Associated Press reported Caesars Entertainment has applied for sports-betting licences for both properties.

Golden Nugget has applied for a key casino employee license for Joseph N. Nicosia to be the casino’s sports book manager. The AP report also stated Golden Nugget has applied for a sports-betting license.

Contact: 609-272-7222 DDanzis@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressDanzis

Staff Writer

I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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