New Jersey (Oct. 25, 2018) - William Hill US, the world's leading sports book operator, the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center announced today a multi-year agreement, signifying the first professional sports team to partner with a sports book in New Jersey after the state's legalization of sports betting in June 2018. The partnership, with two of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment's marquee properties, is highlighted by a permanent in-arena activation called the "William Hill Sports Lounge." With the goal of providing a dynamic and engaging sports viewing experience, the lounge will feature more than 20 digital screens showcasing the world's most popular sporting events and compelling odds. Located outside Section 18 on the Main Concourse of Newark's Prudential Center, the William Hill Sports Lounge will be open for all Devils home games and the more than 175 concerts and special events held at the arena annually.
"We are thrilled to partner with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center," said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill. "With three retail William Hill Sports Books and our Mobile Betting app now available in the Garden State, engaging New Jersey sports fans is extremely important for us. This partnership provides us with a number of fantastic opportunities to connect directly with the passionate supporters of New Jersey's hockey team."
"In William Hill, we have found a partner that shares our dedication to the state of New Jersey and our commitment to creating a dynamic and engaging fan experience," said Hugh Weber, President of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. "As the No. 8-ranked arena in the world and in light of the New Jersey Devils' international roster and fanbase, it was only natural that our first partner in this dynamic new category be a trusted, international brand like William Hill."
In addition to the William Hill Sports Lounge, the partnership will feature a TV-visible dasherboard, dynamic, in-arena signage, and recognition on the LED ribbon board of the "William Hill Line Change," which will occur at the first New Jersey Devils' line change each period. During Devils games, updated league-wide odds, presented by William Hill, will be displayed on Prudential Center's 9,584-square-foot, four-story-tall scoreboard, the largest in-arena scoreboard in the world.
Outside of the arena, William Hill will sponsor fan watch parties for Devils games at Monmouth Park. The partnership will also feature promotions for William Hill on the team's radio and digital broadcast on the Devils Hockey Network, on Prudential Center's exterior marquee LED billboard, and across the Devils' digital and social media channels.
William Hill US operates sports books at Monmouth Park, Ocean Resort Casino, and Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey and offers wagering on the William Hill Sports Book app via iOS and Android or online at: www.nj.us.williamhill.com.
Prudential Center's fall series marked one of the arena's busiest months to-date, and in the month of October alone included 11-time GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, The Eagles, Phil Collins, WWE Smackdown Live and the Devils Prudential Center home opener. The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017, is not home to "Whitney!", a major museum exhibition exploring the iconic career of six-time GRAMMY Award winner and Newark-native Whitney Houston.