Published on April 23, 2015 in Industry News

Resorts igaming loungeFor the first time in U.S. gambling history, an Internet gambling lounge has been launched at a land based casino. Resorts Casino Hotel recently unveiled the new Internet gambling lounge as a massive move to establishing itself as a frontrunner in the online gambling industry.

Covered in wood, sleek finishes and 22 inch tablet screens, the Resorts Casino Hotel 1000 square foot cove is something that may remind you of a boutique. Each screen is the perfect spot for customers to place Internet bets on some of the most triumphant online casino games.

While the income from the Internet bets may be minimal compared to the money being made by the 1,700 slot machines and 70 table games on the casino floor, it will help in boosting the sign ups to That seems to be main aim of the tablets.

Once customers have registered on the website, they will have the opportunity to gamble legally on the wide range of games available. And they won't be restricted as to where they will be able to gamble when in New Jersey - the only state where it's legal to gamble online in the United States.

Launched in November of 2013, the New Jersey online betting industry reported an approximate $122.9 million in revenue last year. The projected revenue was much higher, but with expansions such as Internet gambling lounges in casinos, the revenue is expected to grow. With added services such as these, there are real opportunities to grow the online gambling industry in New Jersey. 

“On any given week, we have tens of thousands of people on the property,” Resorts CEO Mark Giannantonio said.

The lounge, he said, is a place “designed and built for people that are here on property so they can, in a very fun and innovative way, experience online gaming right on the casino floor and be able to go through the sign-up process and experience all those things with the help of really skilled professionals.”