Ready or not, football season is here so it’s time to make the most of it. Why settle for watching a couple of games on TV at home when you can have so much more fun in Atlantic City, where the action will be nonstop all weekend long at nine sportsbooks.
One celebration you definitely shouldn’t miss will be happening Saturday, September 7 at William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort. It’s a party so big it will go on all day into the evening and extend to the entire property.
Kick off the 2019 fall football season with a property-wide Ocean Casino Resort tailgate party
Sports fans have been waiting a long time for this exciting weekend, and it’s finally here. It’s the second weekend of the 2019 college football season, but the opening week of the regular NFL season, so it’s the first full weekend of football this fall, and that means game on.
Football Kickoff at William Hill Sportsbook Sat., Sept. 7 all day
Last Saturday’s card was nothing compared to the full slate of college football games on tap for Sat., September 7. The first game between Pittsburgh and Ohio kicks off at 11 a.m. and the last between Minnesota and Fresno State doesn’t get underway until 10:30 at night.
Of course, William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort offers betting lines on all of the games, and not just point spreads, moneylines, and totals, but props and in-play betting, too. You can read my review on NJ Gambling Websites of this exemplary full-service sportsbook here.
The sportsbook offers plenty of comfortable seating, but a huge crowd is expected, so plan accordingly. If you want to bet any of the Saturday games or place advance bets on Sunday and Monday NFL games, I suggest you arrive early so you will face shorter lines and get a good seat. With so much action going on, surely you will want to watch multiple games at once, and at William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino, you can. You can also bet the games online or on your smartphone or at the self-service kiosks in the sportsbook.
By the way, everyone who places a bet at the William Hill Sportsbook on Sat., September 7 will receive a free T-shirt!
Lots of food options–and you don’t even have to leave the sportsbook
When the William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort first opened, it offered beverage service but no food service. So hungry sports fans had to exit the premises and eat elsewhere on the property. Giving guests plenty of great dining options has always been a priority at Ocean Casino Resort and with the recent addition of new eateries, even more so. Everything you could possibly want from a snack to a world-class dining experience is available.
But even so, if you’re watching a game you have bet on, you probably want to see the game in its entirety. Football games are generally at least three hours long, so if you’re making a day or night of it at the sportsbook, you are bound to get hungry. But on the other hand, in stepping away for a half-hour or longer to eat, you miss a lot of the action. The obvious solution is to offer not just beverages but food, too, in the sportsbook itself, and that’s exactly what William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort now does.
So settle down on a comfortable armchair or sofa or, if you prefer, at a round table or at the bar, and let your friendly server take your order and bring you food and beverages directly to your seat. You don’t have to go anywhere. You can take a look at the all-new food and beverage menu here.
If you’re coming with a group, sooner or later all of you are bound to get thirsty, too. No problem. You can order a bucket of Bud Light for only $30.
Or for the ultimate sports viewing experience for yourself and up to 10 guests, call 609-783-8491 ahead of time to reserve a Skybox Suite. You must be 21 or older, and there is a $1,000 food and beverage minimum.
Alternatively, if money is tight and just a quick bite will do, on Sat., Sept. 7, William Hill Sportsbook will be selling $2 hot dogs all day.
Cheer for your favorite teams at an evening pep rally
I know it will be hard to tear yourself away from all the action, but 7 p.m. Saturday would be the perfect time to take a short break and head for the Fire Pit @ Lobby Bar. More giveaways will be handed out, and you’ll get to enjoy a live band and watch the Atlantic City Blackjack Cheerleaders perform as you cheer on your favorite football teams.
Take a peek outside, too. See the iconic ball on top of Ocean Casino Resort lit up as a football!
Return on Sunday for more football action and check out the new Sunday Funday spot, Topgolf Swing Suite
Ocean Casino Resort boasts the largest indoor Topgolf Swing Suite in America. But every Sunday during football season, it will do double duty as the in-place to watch the games. With 22 screens, you can easily catch all of the action. Take advantage of food and drink specials, too, and try your hand at other fun activities like pool, foosball, virtual football, golf, baseball, or hockey, and even zombie dodgeball.
Other great places for football fans to eat and drink on game days
Lastly, if you’re looking for other good food and drink options at Ocean Casino Resort on game days and evenings that won’t break the bank, here are a few suggestions, including several brand new eateries.
Villain & Saint: Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays throughout the football season
- Draft Specials – $5 Coors Light, Blue Moon, Down East Cider, Carlsberg and Yards Philly Pale Ale
- Bottled or Canned Beer: $5 -Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Lite and PBR
- $5 Wine – Vista Point White Zinfandel, Vista Point Chardonnay, Vista Point Merlot, and Vista Point Cabernet
- $5 Shots -Cruzan Rum, Seagram 7 Whiskey, Canadian Club, Seagram Extra Dry Gin, and Sauza Blue
- $25 Beer Buckets (5 bottles of Corona, Corona Lite, Heineken, Heineken Lite
- Food Specials – $1 James River Oysters, $1 Korean Fried Chicken Wings and $5 Loaded Nachos
District Bars + Restaurants
- BoardWOK: Traditional Szechuan and Cantonese dishes
- Seaside Deli: All of your deli favorites like pastrami, turkey, and corned beef sandwiches
- District Grille: Burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and more
- Simply Salads: Made-to-order salads using the freshest locally sourced ingredients
- Scoops: Ice cream, of course
Whatever else you have planned for the first full weekend of the 2019 football season, don’t miss the September 7 tailgate party. Everyone is invited.