Outside of New Jersey and Nevada, where sports betting has been legal for decades, only West Virginia is poised to offer statewide mobile sports bets any time soon.
New Jersey’s new regulations, passed in June, require mobile providers to operate through casinos and racetracks in the state that already have land-based sports book operations.
For DraftKings, that partner is Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. The state’s Department of Gaming Enforcement authorized DraftKings’ soft-launch period as one of the final regulatory steps to certification before full-scale launch, DraftKings said.
Users can log-in with the same account they have for the company’s other products, according to a preview of the app seen by Reuters.
The app automatically calculates a player’s possible winnings at certain odds before the wager is actually placed with the click of a button.
It translates opaque bookie jargon, such as “Money Line,” into understandable language, in this case “Who will win?”
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