Hard Rock Atlantic City to offer sports betting in early 2019 Thomas Casale, PlayUSA · December 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm Atlantic City is getting another sportsbook. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is expected to open its sportsbook in early 2019.According to a press release, Hard Rock International has signed Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG), to provide an “omnichannel sportsbook solution.” In October, the company announced a letter of intent to provide the service to Hard Rock as its first American customer. This is after it spent two years developing the platform. The two companies already work together on internet gambling. The deal includes online wagering, over-the-counter sports betting and self-service terminals at Hard Rock.