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N.J. Casino First to Offer Betting From Hotel Room

Patrons can bet from their televisions


Visitors at a New Jersey casino no longer even need to leave their rooms to place bets.

Patrons of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa — located in Atlantic City — will be able to begin betting via video on Feb. 18, the Associated Press reports. Guests who have access cards will be able to bet as much as $2,500 per day via the new system.

The casino hopes to move from in-room television gambling to gambling via handheld devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers, provided the patrons are on casino property.

Eventually, if the state approves, the casino would like to offer full-service gambling via the Internet. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently vetoed an Internet gambling bill, but has stated his willingness to listen to new proposals.

“This puts us in a position to leverage the technology into true mobile gaming and Internet betting later on. We’re moving forward with the future of gaming, and this is that first step,” Borgata president Tom Balance told the AP.

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