DraftKings in sports betting deal with Resorts Atlantic City

1 June 2018

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has agreed a deal with Resorts Atlantic City in New Jersey to offer sports betting in the US state.

Earlier this year, DraftKings revealed that it had spoken with a number of land-based casinos in New Jersey in regards to sports betting.

New Jersey does not currently allow legal wagering on sports, but the state is in the process of putting together legislation to regulate such activities in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling on the matter.

Speaking to the Associated Press, DraftKings said it will offer “web-based and mobile operations” for sports gambling in New Jersey.

Jason Robins, chief executive of DraftKings, added: “We are excited to work with Resorts Hotel Casino to bring our new DraftKings sportsbook to New Jersey.

“As a tech savvy and a long-term growth oriented organisation, Resorts Hotel Casino aligns perfectly with our customer-focused, innovation culture.”

The move would mark DraftKings’ first foray into the sports betting market, having previously only offered DFS contests.

However, Legal Sports Report said DraftKings has not yet officially announced if it has been licensed as a gaming entity in New Jersey.

If DraftKings were to obtain a gaming licence, which it already holds in the UK, it would be a first in the US.

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