Tropicana to become latest casino in Atlantic City to offer sports wagering

Sep 8, 2018 8:55 AM

Look for the Tropicana in Atlantic City to become the latest Atlantic City casino to offer sports wagering. The casino announced Thursday it has reached a deal with bookmaker William Hill US  to offer sports betting in the near future. No timetable was given for the launch.

The sportsbook will be located in the Tropicana's North Tower casino. The 2400-room Tropicana will compete with Atlantic City's nine casinos already offering sports betting, including a William Hill sportsbook already in operation at the Ocean Resort.

The Tropicana, located on Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk, is among those recently sold by investor Carl Ichan to the Penn National-controlled real estate arm, Gaming and Leisure Properties in a $1.21 billion deal covering numerous casinos in several states. The purchased casinos are awaiting final regulatory approvals through which they will be leased to and operated by Reno-based Eldorado Resorts.

Just this week Eldorado and William Hill US announced that they have agreed to a partnership deal in which Eldorado would take a 20 percent stake in William Hill US and invest in William Hill’s worldwide operation, as well. The Eldorado/William Hill US agreement calls for the bookmaker to operate sportsbooks and online gaming in legal marketplaces and those that become legal in more than a dozen states.