Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2018 -- As the New Jersey Atlantic City sports betting scene continues to explode, the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino AC is finally getting into the game with a sportsbook of their own. The Hard Rock AC is the seventh Atlantic City casino to launch a sportsbook where patrons will be able to wager on sports both at the physical casino location and on mobile apps.
Neva Pryor, the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, chimes in on the addition of yet another sportsbook to the state's many casinos, stating, "A new sportsbook means more betting opportunities for gamblers; however, the main solution is going to be vigilance. As long as we keep a watchful eye on each other, it could save many from going down the wrong path."
Prior to the Hard Rock AC obtaining a sportsbook, the hotel was only involved in sports betting in a licensing capacity. This is due to the branding partnership they had with the NFL, who named the Miami Dolphins football stadium the Hard Rock Stadium. However, as of October 12, 2018, the hotel has contracted with the Gaming Innovation Group for the provision of an omnichannel sportsbook.
It may have taken the Hard Rock AC a little longer than its neighbors to institute a full-blown sportsbook into their casino, but if all goes as planned, the sportsbook is slated to be live for customers sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.
Any person that feels their AC casino gambling or betting on sports has gotten way out of hand as a result of the legalization of sports gambling can reach out to CCGNJ for help, support, and treatment. By visiting their website, residents will find a number of resources that will help them on their journey to recovery.
About the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.
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