Momentum seems to be the word of the week when looking at New Jersey gambling news.
Case in point: Ocean Casino Resort is riding momentum from its sixth straight profitable month after a rocky start. Terry Glebocki, Ocean Casino’s new CEO, went on the record about the casino’s new direction and plans to keep the success going.
Also seeing some momentum as we head into 2020 is the world of live streaming and sports betting-centric broadcasts. Media and casino partnerships will continue to make headlines and create a synergy between sports betting and live streaming that will change the way we watch and bet on sports.
And finally, momentum seemed to find the Philadelphia Eagles just in the nick of time. Not only did they survive the Dallas Cowboys last week, but they are also playing for the NFC East against the New York Giants.
Here are more details on the stories making news this week in the NJ gambling world.
Ocean Casino has big plans for 2020
Glebocki became Ocean Casino Resort‘s new CEO in early December, after serving as its interim CEO since August.
Competing against the other new kid on the Boardwalk, Hard Rock Atlantic City, hasn’t always been easy for Ocean Casino. Not only did it have to share the opening day, but it’s competing against an established global brand.
After many months of operating in the red, Glebocki is proud of the fact that the Casino has been profitable for the last six months, a trend she intends to carry on.
Glebocki spoke to NJ Gambling Sites’ Bill Gelman about the positive momentum the Casino is experiencing, and the plans to keep it going. Glebocki said one area for growth that will be at the forefront of the casino’s 2020 plans is the growth of its NJ online casino.
“We have several partner skins in development, and we are working with our service provider to deliver a better experience to our guests.”
Sports betting-centric broadcast to take over the airwaves
New Jersey sports betting looks quite a bit different than when it launched in July 2018. Over a year later, the market touts nine retail sportsbooks, 17 online sports betting apps, and has been growing beyond expectations.
As we head into a new decade, it will be exciting to watch the industry innovate. One area that we expect big things from in 2020 is the marriage between sports betting and live streaming.
The Philadelphia 76ers are just one of the teams capitalizing on the new trend. In fact, the team is in its second season of sports betting-centric broadcasts.
Media partnerships with casinos, live streaming in betting apps and betting-focused broadcasts will change how we watch and bet on sports going forward.
#FlyEaglesFly: A look at NFL Week 17
The big news of the week for NJ sports betting fans is that the Eagles are still in contention.
Add last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys to the list of times the Eagles came in as underdogs to claim victory.
The win kept Philly in the playoff picture, and also set them up to win the NFC East. A Week 17 victory over the New York Giants is all that’s left in their way.
Philadelphia has covered its last two games. Additionally, the Giants have yet to win against a team with a winning record. That opens up some betting opportunities at NJ sportsbooks.
It will likely be a busy weekend on sports betting apps in the Garden State. Several games have postseason implications, and betting on the NFL is a favorite holiday weekend activity. A preview of NFL Week 17 outlines where bettors might have an edge in this weekend’s games.