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Caesars unveils sports betting for its 2 Atlantic City casinos

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Sports betting is set for both Wild Wild West, part of Bally’s Atlantic City, and Harrah’s Atlantic City this week.
Sports betting is set for both Wild Wild West, part of Bally’s Atlantic City, and Harrah’s Atlantic City this week. - ()

Caesars Entertainment Corp. will be rolling out sports betting at its two Atlantic City casinos this week, making it the latest in New Jersey to begin accepting wagers.

At 11 a.m., Wild Wild West, part of Bally’s Atlantic City, began accepting sports bets, and will follow with Harrah’s Atlantic City on Wednesday.

Both are operated by Caesars, which said it plans to “quickly introduce” mobile sports betting through New Jersey. Caesars also announced plans Monday to introduce sports betting at a Mississippi casino next month.

"The recent Supreme Court ruling allows us to expand our sports betting digital and mobile offerings into new markets," said Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, in a statement. "We recognize that our customers expect exciting new experiences, which is why we will continue to offer new products through our mobile and digital platforms and inside our properties."

Bally’s and Harrah’s will be joining Borgata and Ocean Resort, both also in Atlantic City, in the casino sports betting market.

Two horse racing tracks, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport and the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, also offer sports wagering.

The first two weeks of legalized sports betting in the second half of June generated over $16 million in wagers, $3.5 million in revenue and $294,000 in taxes for New Jersey, according to the state’s July 12 report from the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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