Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, the man multi-Super Bowl winning NFL head coach Bill Belichick called “one of the smartest people I’ve worked with,” is joining the Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN).
The Las Vegas-based, multi-media sports wagering information outlet announced Thursday Lombardi will soon spearhead revamped weekend programing from new studio facilities in the sportsbook of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
The new studio facilities will serve as the home for weekend morning shows featuring Lombardi and current VSiN host Jonathan Von Tobel. The programming, which will debut in the next few weeks, will kick off VSiN’s live weekend offerings at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays and Sundays.
William Hill is the sportbook operator/risk manager for Ocean Resort Casino.
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VSiN CEO, Brian Musburger, said in a company statement, “As (sports wagering) legalization continues to expand across the country, VSiN will be where it needs to be to cover these markets. 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.”
Lombardi, a 25-year NFL front-office veteran, has earned three Super Bowl rings — with San Francisco (1985) and New England (2015 and 2017). In his most recent league position, he served as a special assistant to the Patriots coaching staff. Belichick’s praise of Lombardi is part of the preface to Lombardi’s new book, “Gridiron Genius,” described as a master class in winning championships and building dynasties in the NFL.
An Ocean City, N.J. native, Lombardi also has worked in various media posts serving as a contributor to the NFL Network, writing for NFL.com and other publications and as a guest contributor to VSiN during the current NFL season.
“Mike 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 added.
During his extensive career, Lombardi has worked with some of the finest minds in NFL including Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Belichick.
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 lead show, “My Guys in the Desert,” airing 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday.
The Ocean Resort Casino is situated on the Boardwalk and is the tallest building in Atlantic City with 1,399 guest rooms and suites. The Ocean Resort studios will serve as an adjunct to current VSiN studio facilities at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.
VSiN recently announced it would have an additional dedicated Las Vegas studio at Derek Stevens’ new casino/resort under construction in Downtown Las Vegas. Stevens is well known in Las Vegas for his entrepreneurship and his avid, big-money, sports wagering.