Sports Bettors Can Start Fantasizing: New Jersey to Allow Fantasy Sports Betting at Casinos
By Katie Sheridan
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)
The new regulations are necessary to allow casinos to conduct fantasy wagering on their premises, though nothing prohibits them from also offering fantasy tournaments online. Importantly, the new regulations assert that fantasy sports tournaments will not be considered “gaming” or “gambling” under state law. This appears to put New Jersey regulators on record as implicitly acknowledging that non-casino licensees may continue to offer fantasy sports in the state without restriction.
Interestingly, the regulations also place no restrictions on “single-day” fantasy contests – where participants enter contests that last for a single day’s set of games. Those types of contests have been the subject of
The fantasy regulations follow New Jersey’s recent attempt to permit real sports betting at race tracks and in Atlantic City. On February 28, a federal judge
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