By Emilee White Editorial Director
Updated 8/22/23 9:26pm ET
Step inside Caesars/Bally’s Atlantic City Sportsbook and be transported back to the Wild Wild West. If you’re not looking closely, you just might miss this small casino and sportsbook, nestled right between the two resorts on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Before this sportsbook became a hidden gem, there was a time when betting on sports was illegal in the United States. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 allowed for only four states — Oregon, Delaware, Montana, and Nevada — to have a variation of legal sports betting. That was until 2018 when New Jersey, the home state to Atlantic City, decided it wanted in on the action as well. The Supreme Court eventually overturned PASPA due to its violation of the 10th Amendment and sports betting exploded across the country.
Today, Atlantic City’s Wild Wild West Sportsbook brings a unique twist to sports betting. Located in the back of the casino, the sportsbook is known for its “seats that beat the stadium”, which includes 102 general seating spots, 30 VIP seats, and five fan caves that can hold anywhere between 16-24 people each. To give it an even more “at-home” feel, the sportsbook has a self-service area for patrons to pour their beer.
The one caveat is a New Jersey state law restricting bettors from wagering on the state’s college teams at the sportsbook.
Of course, this sportsbook wouldn’t be complete without in-house promotions, specials, and events. The 5x tier credit bonus is a sportsbook favorite. The credit multiplier is offered to anyone playing on December 24-26 so it’s an incentive worth considering during Christmas time.
That’s not all. Outside the sportsbook spans an equally unique Wild Wild West-themed casino filled with slots, table and video table games, and video poker. Looking for something more nostalgic? The Buck Wild Arcade has classic arcade games, including the world’s largest Pac-Man game, as well as low-limit table games and beer pong.
It’s hard to stand out in Atlantic City amongst all the lights and commotion, but the Wild Wild West Casino and Sportsbook is a unique spot that puts betting in a whole new perspective.