Partnerships

DraftKings to open a land-based Sportsbook in Atlantic City

Jake Patel
Posted on November 15, 2018

Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City announced that the construction of a land-based DraftKings Sportsbook is almost complete.

The new sportsbooks will be called the “DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts.”

According to reports from The Associated Press, the sportsbook is set to open on 20 November and will be 5,000 square feet in size.

Mark Giannantonio, president and CEO for Resorts Casino Hotel said: “We are proud to partner with an industry leader in sports betting and open an innovative sports betting experience that only DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will offer.

“Once completed, the new on-property retail space will bring an immersive and entertaining gaming experience for our guests and sports fans alike, ensuring the best sports betting scene in Atlantic City.”

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will feature 12 kiosks, five betting windows, HD video walls, electronic slot games and a bar with food and beverage services.

Matt Kalish, chief revenue officer and co-founder of DraftKings, said: “We’ve been working for months with the team at Resorts to make sure the DraftKings retail sportsbook meets the highest bar for quality and customer experience.

“We are tremendously excited to launch our first physical presence in the state with such a trusted partner, and to service their loyal patrons.”

Resorts already have a smaller sportsbook operating in the venue which is overseen by SBTech.

It is not clear yet what kind of impact this news will have on the existing deal between SBTech and Resorts.

This news comes just days after DraftKings announced that it would be opening its first ever land-based sportsbook at the Scarlet Pearl Resort in Mississippi this Friday.

DraftKings has already seen massive success in the state of New Jersey, in September DraftKings online operations managed to generate $8.5m in revenue across its online and land-based operations.,