ATLANTIC CITY — The first casino to offer legalized sports betting will unveil its new sportsbook and lounge next month.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will open the Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29, as well as the Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge, an adjacent venue connected to the sportsbook by an escalated corridor. The total cost of the project is nearly $12 million, the casino said in a news release Wednesday.

“Since Borgata arrived in the market more than 15 years ago, we have maintained a steadfast dedication to property growth and development, and we believe our new concepts confirm our position,” said Marcus Glover, president and chief operating officer Borgata.

“When conceiving Moneyline and Level One, we knew we wanted to provide our guests with an experience that was more than a transactional venue for sports wagering. We felt Borgata’s guests deserved something that would advance the market by bringing together sports, culinary, entertainment, gaming and nightlife into a destination experience they can enjoy seven nights a week.”

The Moneyline sportsbook is an 8,000-square-foot space with a 40-foot-wide by 11.5-foot-tall LED video wall and 17 additional 98-inch and 86-inch displays. The 35-foot-long bar will feature 19 built-in slot machines. Six betting windows and self-serve kiosks will be available.

Level One will be a 3,600-square-foot venue with high-end gaming and entertainment.

The Race & Sports Book at Borgata, which is the only place to wager on horse racing in the city, will remain in operation.

Borgata was the first Atlantic City casino to accept a legal sports wager June 14, taking a bet from Philadelphia sports icon Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

Of Atlantic City’s nine casinos, eight have sportsbooks on property. Only Caesars Atlantic City does not have a sportsbook, but the casino is connected to the Wild Wild West Casino inside Bally’s Atlantic City, which is preparing to open the city’s largest sportsbook in June.

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

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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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