Adding to their ever-growing list of accomplishments, DraftKings now has their name on yet another new sports betting venture. “DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts” is now open, and is yet another welcome sight for New Jersey bettors. Not only was DraftKings the first gaming operator to begin taking wagers in New Jersey via a mobile app, but now will continue to grow what is already the largest revenue in the infancy of New Jersey sports betting.
DraftKings continues to make moves in the sports betting world
This announcement will surely draw a much larger crowd than the previous Resorts sportsbook, which dwarfs in comparison to the new DraftKings sportsbook. The original Resorts sportsbook closed at 11:59 P.M. the day before the new DraftKings sportsbook had its grand opening. The two are separate entities, and any previous wagers cannot be paid out by the DraftKings sportsbook.
Boasting five betting windows, a VIP area, entire walls of Ultra-High Definition screens, and 12 kiosks. All guests will be treated to stadium seating, as well as a full bar with table-top slots available while you enjoy your favorite sports.
When did the DraftKings sportsbook open?
On November 20th, 2018, the DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts opened its doors to the public, and former New York Giants legend Harry Carson made the inaugural wager. His bet? Carson took the New York Yankees to win the 2019 World Series for $10 at 8-1 odds.
This was the second physical opening for DraftKings sportsbook, following their opening in D’Iberville, Mississippi just a few days earlier. The DraftKings sportsbook at the Scarlet Pearl Resort has replaced PRL bar, which was their existing gaming location.
What else do we need to know about the newest DraftKings sportsbook?
The DraftKings sportsbook is accessible via the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which should draw even the most casual of gamers to check out the new New Jersey sportsbook. DraftKings continues to compete with their archrival FanDuel, whose brick and mortar sportsbook at the Meadowlands has reported solid returns. However, DraftKings is still reportedly in the driver seat in the sports betting industry, much like it continues to be in the daily fantasy sports realm as well.
What’s next for DraftKings and their sports betting ventures?
Upcoming for the daily fantasy giant are potential locations in West Virginia (although no deal with a partner is imminent at this time), New York (partnership with Del Lago Resort), as well as a long term goal of reaching states that have passed legislation, including Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Resorts Digital Gaming is host to DraftKings and their mobile app, and it is estimated that all but 5% of their revenue for September could be attributed to wagers via the DraftKings sportsbook mobile app.
DraftKings is off to a tremendous start in terms of their involvement in New Jersey sports betting, and their social media presence continues to grow as well, with over 14,000 followers for the @dksportsbook account alone.