(June 1, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. and Resorts Casino Hotel announced today that DraftKings has chosen Resorts Casino Hotel to be its New Jersey licensing partner, satisfying an expected regulatory requirement for DraftKings to offer an online sports betting product in the state.
“We are excited to work with Resorts Hotel Casino to bring our new DraftKings sportsbook to New Jersey,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of DraftKings. “As a tech savvy and a long-term growth oriented organization, Resorts Hotel Casino aligns perfectly with our customer-focused, innovation culture.”
DraftKings has been preparing for several months to quickly enter the New Jersey market and begin offering sports fans a unique and innovative sports betting product, leveraging its industry-leading technology and over 10 million customers.
“We are at a pivotal moment in the development of sports betting in the U.S.,” said Morris Bailey, owner of Resorts Casino Hotel. “We are delighted to be able to have DraftKings utilize our gaming license in New Jersey. DraftKings continues to be at the forefront of sports entertainment innovation, and today’s announcement is the first step in being able to offer customers in New Jersey the most dynamic sports betting platform.”
Pending the adoption of state laws authorizing sports wagering, DraftKings plans to leverage its experience in developing popular daily fantasy sports contests to launch a sports betting app along with a web-based platform.
About DraftKings DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers sports games across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’
About Resorts Casino Hotel
The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Property, is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and recently celebrated a major milestone – their 40th anniversary. Winner of 20 Casino Player Magazine 2017 “Best of Gaming Awards,” Resorts Casino Hotel has undergone $100 million in renovations, including the all new state-of-the-art Resorts Conference Center, a large $25 million room renovation project and the $35 million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville themed entertainment complex with the only beach bar, Landshark Bar & Grill, on the Atlantic City sand, open year-round.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring five eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom.