ATLANTIC CITY — A Las Vegas-based nationally syndicated sports betting and gambling show is setting up shop in the resort for live studio broadcasts.
Ocean Resort Casino and Vegas Stats & Information Network are teaming up to launch new weekend programming.
Former NFL executive and Ocean City-native Mike Lombardi and VSiN host Jonathan Von Tobel will anchor the 10 a.m. broadcasts. The studio shows will air live Saturday and Sunday mornings from the William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort.
VSiN’s lead on-air personality is Hall of Fame broadcaster Brent Musburger, who worked for both CBS Sports and ESPN. His nephew, Brian Musburger, and brother, Todd Musburger, created VSiN in 2017.
“Our goal for the William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort Casino is to maintain its status as the new epicenter for sports betting on the East Coast,” said Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik. “So, to be able to enhance that reputation by partnering with broadcast pioneer VSiN and esteemed industry leaders Brent and Brian Musburger was an easy and exciting decision for us to make.”
VSiN is financially backed by former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Ryan Howard and his venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital.
“As (sports betting) legalization continues to expand across the country, VSiN will be where it needs to be to cover these markets,” said VSiN CEO Brian Musburger. “Bruce Deifik’s Ocean Resort has made a significant commitment to the sports betting scene in New Jersey by opening the most impressive sports book in Atlantic City.”
Lombardi, who was an NFL front-office executive for more than 25 years, earned three Super Bowl rings during his tenure — one with the San Francisco 49ers in 1985 and two with the New England Patriots in 2015 and 2017.
“Michael impressed us immediately with his ability to relate to sports bettors with the insights they need to make informed decisions,” Musburger said. “He’ll make a great addition to a team dedicated to delivering the news and analysis needed by the growing number of Americans wagering on sports.”
Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision in May to overturn a federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada, casinos and racetracks in New Jersey began offering the new amenity in June. Ocean Resort, which opened at the site of the former Revel Casino Hotel on June 27, began offering sports betting immediately and partnered with William Hill U.S. Ocean Resort is one of six sports books in Atlantic City casinos, with others at Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s Resort and Resorts Casino Hotel. Tropicana Atlantic City, which just recently came under new ownership, and William Hill are expected to open a sports book later this year.