Fantasy Sports Betting Comes to N.J.'s First Casino

July 17, 2017 SNJ Today

By SNJ Today Staff

New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let customers play daily fantasy sports contests for money. On Monday, July 17th, Resorts Casino Hotel launched Fastpick, a daily fantasy sports game in which customers choose head-to-head player match-ups of real-world athletes. The customer plays against the house and has to win each of his or her match-ups to defeat the casino. Resorts told the Associated Press that the game will initially be available online, but will later be offered inside the casino, hopefully in time for football season. The casino opened in 1978, the first one outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Fantasy sports players and analysts said adding such contests to casinos is a good way to attract new customers who otherwise wouldn't visit a gambling hall.