The Super Bowl in Atlantic City is quickly becoming one of the city’s annual marquee events. This year’s Big Game is the first time in the city’s 43-year gambling history where every casino in town has a sportsbook for both viewing and betting.
Last year, the Super Bowl in Atlantic City was (somewhat) subdued because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting restrictions.
Expect a much different experience in 2022.
The opening kick of Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams is 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13.
Here is a quick rundown of casino happenings for this year’s Super Bowl in Atlantic City. For more details, visit the casino websites or call the sportsbooks directly.
Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino
With the opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook last spring, Bally’s joined the other casinos in town with a permanent sports wagering lounge.
The FanDuel Sportsbook features a 25-foot-wide LED video wall flanked by two 10-foot-wide LED video walls. Five betting windows and 20 self-serve kiosks will be open for the gamblers.
A $50 per person reservation guarantees a seat for the game. Guests get a $50 food and drink credit as well. Must call ahead.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
The 8,000-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar has hightop tables, U-shaped banquettes and VIP seating to watch the game on a 40-foot-wide LED wall.
Advanced reservations are required.
Looking for something to do during the day? The BetMGM Big Game Party starts at 11 a.m. at the sportsbook and adjoining Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge.
Caesars Atlantic City
At 15,228-square feet, the Caesars Sportsbook in the Wild Wild West casino of Caesars Atlantic City is the largest in town.
Watch the Super Bowl in a private fan cave or a VIP area with food and drink service. Or grab a pint (or a few) from the beer wall while reclining in an oversized leather chair.
A DJ is providing pre-game and halftime entertainment.
Make reservations online or contact the casino.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
The Sportsbook at Golden Nugget is often overlooked because of its size.
The small space actually has over 50 screens, five video walls and a handful of self-serve betting kiosks. The lower ceilings provide some of the best in-game acoustics of any book in AC (just my opinion).
The Sportsbook has one of the better beer bucket deals in town, too.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Fans can watch Super Bowl LVI throughout the property including Hard Rock Sportsbook and Lobby bars. Drink specials ($5 Bud Light or Coors Light and $8 Bloody Marys). Look for themed drinks representing the Bengals and Rams.
If Super Bowl props are your thing, the betting windows will be open.
There will also be an exclusive Big Game Watch Party for Wild Card Reward members at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena. The game will be shown on giant 18 feet by 32 feet-wide center stage LED wall, two 10 feet by 19 feet-wide LED side walls, and eight additional 70-inch televisions.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Super Bowl Swimfest at The Pool After Dark will be a perfect 82 degrees at kickoff.
Exactly what everyone imagines when they think about Atlantic City in February, right?
General admission tickets are $50. VIP areas are also available. (Bring your swimsuits either way).
The party starts at 5 p.m. and goes on until 3 a.m.
Go online to buy tickets.
Ocean Casino Resort
The Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort is, arguably, the busiest place in Atlantic City on Super Bowl Sunday.
Don’t fret. Ocean is a big property and there are other places to watch, such as TopGolf Swing Suite.
The Big Game Hotel Package includes an overnight stay, a $50 beverage credit and admission to a viewing party at Nola’s Bar & Lounge.
Resorts Casino Hotel
The DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Casino Hotel is another spot that fills up quickly on game day.
Bettors can use one of nearly a dozen self-service kiosks in and around the sportsbook.
DraftKings Sportsbook, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill and Bar One all have drink specials and will be showing the Big Game.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City, also home to a Caesars Sportbook, is hosting a special Big Game party for Caesars Rewards VIPs. However, this one is an invitation-only event.
For those who didn’t make the guest list, there are other options. Chickie & Pete’s, located footsteps away from the sportsbook, is offering a $65.99 all-you-can-eat menu with beer specials.
A’Dam Good Sports Bar and Hooters will have the NFC traditional package priced at $86.99 and AFC boneless package for $72.99. Both include 50 traditional or boneless wings, 1 pound of steamed or buffalo shrimp (bleu cheese or ranch options included).
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