LAS VEGAS & ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN) today announced the opening of a new studio in the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The studio will serve as the stage for weekend morning shows starting later this month as VSiN expands its footprint to a state with newly legalized sports gambling. Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi and current VSiN host Jonathan Von Tobel will anchor the programs, which will kick off VSiN's live weekend programming, better serving viewers and listeners with an earlier start time of 10 a.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.
"Our goal for the William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort Casino is to maintain its status as the new epicenter for sports betting on the East Coast, so to be able to enhance that reputation by partnering with broadcast pioneer VSiN and esteemed industry leaders Brent and Brian Musburger was an easy and exciting decision for us to make," said AC Ocean Walk LLC Chairman Bruce Deifik.
"As legalization continues to expand across the country, VSiN will be where it needs to be to cover these markets," said VSiN CEO Brian Musburger. "Bruce Deifik's Ocean Resort has made a significant commitment to the sports betting scene in New Jersey by opening the most impressive sports book in Atlantic City."
An NFL front-office executive for more than 25 years, Lombardi has earned three Super Bowl rings -- with San Francisco (1985) and New England (2015 and 2017). In his most recent NFL stop, he served as a special assistant to the Patriots coaching staff. "Mike is one of the smartest people I've worked with," Bill Belichick wrote in the foreword of Lombardi's new book "Gridiron Genius."
An Ocean City, N.J., native, Lombardi also has worked in media, having served as a contributor to the NFL Network and writing for NFL.com and other publications. He has been a guest contributor to VSiN this NFL season.
"Michael impressed us immediately with his ability to relate to sports bettors with the insights they need to make informed decisions. He'll make a great addition to a team dedicated to delivering the news and analysis needed by the growing number of Americans wagering on sports," Musburger said.
Von Tobel, a native of Las Vegas, has been with VSiN as a producer and host since its debut in February 2017. He is the current co-host of The Edge, weekdays from 3-5 p.m. ET.
VSiN's 24-7 programming is currently available on SiriusXM (Channel 204), fuboTV and VSiN's website and apps. Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger anchors VSiN's weekday evening show "My Guys in the Desert."
VSiN's daily one-minute Action Updates can be heard on more than 100 radio stations across the U.S. VSiN's sports betting analysis is syndicated to media organizations such as the New York Post and Las Vegas Review-Journal.
About Ocean Resort Casino
The iconic Ocean Resort Casino sits on the New Jersey Boardwalk and is the tallest building in Atlantic City, offering unparalleled ocean views from each of its 1,399 guest rooms and suites. Situated on 20 acres, Ocean Resort Casino is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio and features a 40,000-square-foot on-site Exhale spa, a 140,000-square-foot gaming floor, a state-of-the-art sports book in partnership with William Hill, six swimming pools, expansive meeting and convention space, and distinctive dining and entertainment options. Additionally, Ocean Resort Casino offers an industry-leading loyalty program, Ocean Premier, that provides guests at all tiers with valuable incentives and benefits. Ocean Resort Casino is owned and operated by AC Ocean Walk LLC.
For more information, please visit us online at theoceanac.com, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat at @theoceanac or via Facebook at Ocean Resort Casino.
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) is the first sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multibillion-dollar industry. With backing from MLB All-Star Ryan Howard and his venture capital firm SeventySix Capital, VSiN is changing the way people watch and listen to sports.
Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN informs and entertains these consumers whenever and wherever they want. Fans can access VSiN content through a dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel (204), sports-first live TV streaming service fuboTV, VSiN.com, mobile and social.
VSiN's newsroom studios are located in the sports books at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas and the Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.