ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- 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.
"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."
The move marks the expansion of daily fantasy into a new casino market. But even as the activity has taken off across the country and abroad online, it has been slow to catch on at casinos in the United States. Steve Doty, a spokesman for the American Gaming Association, the casino industry's national trade group, said the group does not know of casinos outside Nevada that offer daily fantasy games for money.