APNewsBreak: New Jersey casino launches daily fantasy sports

July 18, 2017 Associated Press

By Wayne Parry

New Jersey’s first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. Resorts Casino Hotel on Monday launched FastPick, a daily fantasy sports game in which customers choose head-to-head player matchups of real-world athletes. If the customer’s slate of picks outperforms those assigned to the casino, the customer wins. For example, a customer can choose whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady or Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers will have a better statistical day playing football on a given Sunday. “I’m very excited about this new business,” Resorts President Mark Giannantonio told The Associated Press. “We expect it to be exciting for our online customers, and soon, for those who play at our casino. The idea has always been for the brick-and-mortar casino to be integrated as much as possible with our online business.”