DraftKings And Kambi Ready To Unveil Retail Space At Resorts On Tuesday

DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts Atlantic City is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, but the new NJ sports betting space will be powered by Kambi.

The countdown to a DraftKings Sportsbook retail space nears its end.

This week, the leading mobile sportsbook in New Jersey will open the doors to DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, located at Resorts Atlantic City.

Like its NJ sports betting mobile product, DraftKings’ retail sportsbook will be powered by Kambi Group, indicating the end of SBTech’s involvement at the Resorts sportsbook.

Resorts operated by SBTech early

A month after partnering with DraftKings, Resorts teamed with SBTech, which would provide a “sportsbook solution across on-property, online and mobile channels” in New Jersey.

The oldest hotel in Atlantic City, Resorts opened its temporary sportsbook in mid-August.

Since going live, the sportsbook has generated $303,402, which ranks eighth of nine sportsbooks in New Jersey. Only Tropicana, which opened last month, has made less.

While SBTech powered the casino’s sportsbook since first launching, it appears DraftKings and Kambi will take over from here.

In comes DraftKings + Kambi

No mobile sportsbook in the Garden State has performed better than DraftKings thus far.

Since launching at the beginning of August, the platform has generated $16,566,524, far ahead of second-place FanDuel Sportsbook’s online revenue of $5,280,476.

With a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday (pending DGE approval), DraftKings will open its first New Jersey retail sportsbook.

The mobile success, per a press release, “established a dominant position in New Jersey’s online sports betting market.”

Next, the release stated:

“Kambi is ready to replicate its success on-property and has at the ready more than 100 betting kiosks for its US customers.”

What will be included at the Resorts sportsbook

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will feature a dozen betting kiosks, according to the release, as well as five over-the-counter points of sale. Along with customized digital signage, the resort will boast “the most modern land-based wagering experience in New Jersey.”

Last week, Resorts announced that its sportsbook would be DraftKings-branded. Additionally, the space will include:

  • Five betting windows
  • 12 self-service kiosks
  • Ultrahigh-definition video walls
  • Stadium-style seats with chargers for mobile devices
  • A VIP area
  • Full-service bar with food and drink service, and bar top video poker

In the press release, DraftKings chief revenue officer Matt Kalish:

“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.”

New sportsbook to make a splash

From the release, Kambi chief commercial officer Max Meltzer, says they are ready to make their mark on NJ sports betting:

“We’re very excited about bringing our high-quality Sportsbook to brick and mortar establishments in the US, where operators are recognizing the excellence of our on-property product, both from a technology and player experience perspective.”

The New Jersey opening will kick off Kambi launches in nearby Pennsylvania, where the company has partnerships with three casinos to offer sports betting.

The NJ opening comes on the heels of DraftKings opening its first retail sportsbook in Mississippi last week.

Kambi-powered products in New Jersey account for about 60 percent of the online market share to date.

DraftKings Will Put Its Name On Resorts Atlantic City’s Casino Sportsbook

The DraftKings Sportsbook will open at Resorts AC sometime in late November. The facility will replace the temporary location that opened in August 2018.

DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports titan turned sports betting powerhouse, is nearing completion on its first retail location in New Jersey.

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts will open at Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City sometime in late November 2018.

The permanent facility will replace the temporary location that Resorts opened in August 2018. SBTech has assisted Resorts in the operations of the makeshift book since it opened. However, it is unclear how this news affects Resorts’ arrangement with SBTech.

The new DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts

The new sportsbook at Resorts will have the latest in technology and customer comfort amenities, including:

  • Five betting windows
  • 12 self-service kiosks
  • Ultrahigh-definition video walls
  • Stadium-style seats with chargers for mobile devices
  • A VIP area
  • Full-service bar with food and drink service, and bar top video poker

In a press release, Matt Kalish, chief revenue officer at DraftKings, said the retail plans have been in the works for a while:

“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 personnel echoed Kalish’s excitement.

In the same statement, Resorts President and CEO Mark Giannantonio declared that DraftKings’ influence would create the “best sports betting scene in Atlantic City.”

DraftKings hoping to build on its online success

Of course, DraftKings is already a well-known sports betting commodity in the Garden State. The DFS operator opened the very first online sportsbook in New Jersey back in early August 2018.

The results from that endeavor have been an unqualified success. The DraftKings Sportsbook app is dominating the NJ online sports betting market.

According to the most recent revenue numbers, DraftKings earned about three times its nearest competitor’s hold. DK owns two-thirds of the entire online market.

DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts is ready to launch

Of course, the new DraftKings Sportsbook retail spot will not have the tremendous first-to-market advantage that the app enjoyed. For the first three weeks of its operation, the DraftKings app accepted sports bets unopposed in New Jersey.

By contrast, there are eight other retail sportsbooks already in service in New Jersey. Indeed, DraftKings will have to provide that best-in-class experience to draw more bettors into the new facility.

Thankfully, DraftKings will get some much-needed experience before the Resorts facility opens its doors. DraftKings should open its very first retail location at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in Mississippi this week.

The Magnolia State facility is scheduled to launch Nov. 16. No doubt that the New Jersey crew will pay close attention to the growing pains that DraftKings experiences at the Scarlet Pearl.

DraftKings Dips Into Casual NJ Sports Betting Crowd With Sportsbook Pools

DraftKings Sportsbook takes another step forward in NJ online sports betting with Sportsbook Pools, an easy way for the casual bettor to place a bet.

DraftKings Sportsbook already reigns supreme in the world of sports betting in New Jersey.

Now, the top dog has added another feature to even further solidify its standing.

In a Thursday press release, DraftKings introduced the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook Pools.

DraftKings Sportsbook Pools aimed at the casual bettor

Per the release, Sportsbook Pools is a feature that represents “a new and easier way to bet on sports.”

The feature, DraftKings anticipates, will simplify the sports betting experience for casual players.

“Millions of Americans have been playing in sports pools for years with their friends and coworkers, and now one of the most popular ways that fans can get ‘skin in the game’ is live on DraftKings Sportsbook,” Matt Kalish, chief revenue officer and co-founder of DraftKings, said in the release.

“DraftKings Sportsbook Pools features simple predictions, such as picking the winner of each NFL game weekly, combined with the potential to win jackpot-style prizes. This product will unquestionably make every game more exciting for DraftKings Sportsbook players of all levels.”

How Sportsbook Pools works

Simplified: DraftKings’ newest feature ties the popularity of office games with sports betting.

From the release:

“The new DraftKings product will provide the opportunity to bet on games like the ones often enjoyed among coworkers in office pools, offering fans a more casual alternative to navigating odds and point spreads.”

To play DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, users select potential outcomes from a set group of events. They are presented with questions related to potential outcomes either in a specific game or in a series of games.

From a list of provided answers, users predict outcomes and submit entries into a pool. Winners are then determined based on the number of correct picks.

Kicking off in style

The debut of DraftKings Sportsbook Pools promises to leave an impression.

The company will host an inaugural contest featuring $20 entries and a minimum of $200,000 in total prizes. That includes a jackpot reward of $100,000, split among users who correctly predict the outcomes of NFL Week 10 games on Sunday and Monday.

In New Jersey, this contest will offer NJ players to receive 20 percent of the prize pool for 11 correct picks, 30 percent for 12, and 50 percent for correctly predicting all 13 games.

DraftKings pads portfolio

Though strange to consider, NJ sports betting remains in its infancy. The industry has not yet reached five months of operation.

DraftKings Sportsbook itself did not officially open for business until early August. Already, though, the company has established itself as the go-to sportsbook in the Garden State.

In its first month, the state’s first mobile sportsbook generated $2.97 million. As a whole, three mobile products (SugarHouse Sportsbook and playMGM launched in mid-August) combined for $3.1 million in revenue, just over half the total reported by retail sportsbooks.

Last month proved massive for DraftKings, which set the tone for a sizable mobile purse.

In September, eight mobile sportsbooks combined for $12.6 million in revenue, nearly $1.5 million more than retail. Resorts Atlantic City, the license holder used by DraftKings, reported $8.5 million in revenue with the lion’s share going to DraftKings Sportsbook.

Certainly, the company’s latest introduction will bolster its standing even more.

Hitting Paydirt: Fit For DraftKings Is NFL Week 9 In NJ Sports Betting

Take a look at the top games for NFL Week 9 in New Jersey sports betting. This time, we focus on DraftKings Sportsbook, the top NJ online sportsbook.

The past few weeks of the NFL season have proven burdensome to sportsbooks.

Upsets. Late covers. Todd Gurley II deciding to lay down late in the Los Angeles Rams’ win over the Green Bay Packers to turn what would be a 9-point lead (which would have covered) into a two-point win.

Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City QB, has emerged as a front-runner for the MVP. The Rams remain (and have bolstered) their odds as Super Bowl favorites.

Still, nine weeks remain in the regular season. Nine more weeks of regular-season sports betting in New Jersey.

Week 9 of the season has arrived. Certainly, it’s time to take advantage of the Garden State’s No. 1 mobile sportsbook: DraftKings Sportsbook. (All point spreads and moneylines are as of Tuesday.)

Add ’em to your NJ sports betting slip

Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1)

History does not bode well for the Rams’ immediate future.

Of the last remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL, the last to win the Super Bowl was the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. Only one team in the past 10 years has even reached the Big Game.

That is looking far ahead though. And for the first time in this space, the case for taking the Rams takes place.

For the first time this season, LA enters the week as an underdog. The closest the Rams came previously was being listed as a 6.5-point favorite in their season opener at Oakland.

Certainly, LA has stumbled of late. Its once-top defense has become porous. In four of the past five games, the Rams have needed to rally and make a defensive stop, each of those victories decided by single digits.

While the Saints have won six straight and boast the league’s top rushing defense, Los Angeles stands as arguably the most well-rounded team in the NFL.

With its defense (which just added another former first-round pick, DE Dante Fowler) still formidable and RB Todd Gurley complementing the aerial attack of QB Jared Goff, LA still appears as a lock.

Listed as two-point dogs, the Rams pay +106 with a straight-up victory.

New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-4)

Who knows which kind of performance you’ll see out of the Jets week to week. The New England Patriots continue to pull away in the AFC East, further taking attention away from these two division foes.

Yet the Jets could continue making its case for a promising future with this matchup in Miami.

The Dolphins have, for lack of a better word, enjoyed QB Brock Osweiler surprising many as a serviceable replacement signal-caller. But Miami’s problem lies with the defense.

That could be the boon for New York.

While QB Sam Darnold has been streaky (334 passing yards to 169 one week to the next, and 280 to 206 to 153 over the past three games), the Jets do possess a game-breaking running back.

Isaiah Crowell has totaled only 94 yards over the past three games, yet the Jets RB has shown flashes this season, including a franchise-record 219-yard game before this slump.

With the Dolphins ranked as the third-worst rush defense (and allowing a whopping 436 rushing yards over the past two games), New York, as a one-point underdog, is in position to not only cover (+125) but also win outright (+135).

Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)

The Packers are undefeated… at home. On the road: winless.

The law of averages suggests something has to give. Why not this week?

New England has won five straight and have taken firm control of the AFC East title, while Green Bay has lost two of its last three. Patriots RB Sony Michel has displayed his abilities to break off a big run, becoming a nice complement to youthful QB Tom Brady.

But the Packers feature Aaron Rodgers, who often finds his name thrown around in the “best QB of this generation” argument. Third in the NFL in passing yards, Rodgers guides a top-tier offense against a New England defense that ranks near the bottom of the NFL.

To boot, Monday’s game against lowly Buffalo became the Pats’ first this season without an offensive turnover. New England is prone to giveaways, supplying the Packers with enough wiggle room to knock off the Patriots.

Add WR Davante Adams, with three straight games of at least 130 yards receiving, to the mix, and 5.5-point underdog Green Bay becomes a reasonable pick for an outright win, paying +190.

Long shots of the week

If truly daring, take the Cleveland Browns (8-point dogs to Kansas City, +285 moneyline) or the Buffalo Bills (+8.5 vs. Chicago, +330 moneyline) at your own peril.

Instead, turn to two games: Tennessee at Dallas, Tampa Bay at Carolina.

In Texas, the Cowboys (3-4) boast the NFL’s third-best overall defense. Yet Dallas, in recent weeks, have not maintained consistency. Against Houston in Week 5, for example, the Cowboys allowed 374 passing yards. In their last game, Week 7, Dallas gave up 130 rushing yards in a loss to Washington.

Dallas has dropped two of their last three, though it hosts a Tennessee team that has lost three straight. The Titans (3-4) have given up the third-most yards in the league, but offensively, they have QB Marcus Mariota coming off his second-best game of the season and RB Dion Lewis coming off his best.

As 6.5-point underdogs, the Titans pay +230 with an outright win.

As for Tampa Bay, Fitztragic appears to have transformed back into Fitzmagic.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick came off the bench last week and completed 11 of 15 passes for 194 yards and two TDs, including one that tied the game late before the Bengals won with a last-second field goal.

Also with a top-10 rush defense playing a Panthers squad that ranks second in the NFL, the Buccaneers (3-4), losers in four of the past five, could right the ship this week. And with Carolina (5-2) frequently falling behind early in games recently, Tampa Bay, as a 6.5-point dog, seems a reasonable pick for a +230 outright win.

Taking note of NFL promos at DraftKings

Take your pick of promos via DraftKings.

After signing up and placing the first wager, the sportsbook will match it with a free bet up to $200.

Additionally, referring a friend who signs up results in a $50 free bet for both parties.

The biggest promotion offered does not exclusively involve wagering. Though the DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship may suggest otherwise.

Either with a $10,000 buy-in or qualifying via social contests and giveaways, spots can be earned in the January championship held in Jersey City. Over three days, competitors wager on sports, and the top bankroll at the end of the contest pays a cool $1 million.

The top five places are guarantees six-figure paydays, while prizes are awarded down to 25th place.

Where else to bet online in New Jersey

The retail sports betting market expanded by one last week, as Tropicana Atlantic City opened the doors to its William Hill-branded sportsbook last week.

The now-nine brick-and-mortar operations are complemented by eight mobile NJ gambling sites currently available in New Jersey:

The list of NJ sportsbook apps includes a deep variety of traditional moneylines, parlays, in-game betting, and futures.

In-Play NBA Betting Is In Play, Thanks to Kambi

No bettor should be limited to money lines and spreads.

That seems to be the spirit of an announcement earlier this month from sports betting provider Kambi. The company said it has augmented its NBA betting options by adding pre-game and in-game wagering.

The goal of the changes, Kambi  Head of Live Basketball Stefanos Moysidis said in a statement, is to offer more complex betting options for a more complex NBA.

“The NBA has become extremely popular over the last few years, with the game becoming faster, smarter and teams relying on analytics more than ever before. Superstars are dominating games with a barrage of three-pointers and bettors are increasingly wanting to wager on high-profile players and choose their own lines. At Kambi, we have embraced these changes and developed our offering to cater to a new and more informed audience.”

These new offerings will be available through the three NJ sports betting sites they support:

Pre-game, in-game provide more action and nuance

Three of the types of bets Kambi added to their NJ sports betting platforms include type of field goal, next point scorer and total player points.

So, it’s possible that you could make dozens of bets in each quarter, ranging from putting money on LeBron James scoring the next bucket and that bucket being a three-pointer. Before the game starts, you can put money on how many points you think LeBron will score.

All of this enhances the experience for those taking advantage of the NJ sports betting market, which continues to grow as casinos and operators seek to expand customer options.

Kambi continues money-line, spread bets

While the company felt like it was important to offer additional betting options to enhance the pre-game and in-game experience, they’ve motored on with their traditional bets too.

In a recent Clippers and Pelicans match-up, Kambi lines included:

  • Money line
  • Point spread
  • Result at the end of the fourth quarter
  • Total points
  • Points by home team
  • Points by away team
  • Multiple bets by quarter
  • Multiple races (first to 5, 10, 15 points in a quarter)

NBA joins other sports on Kambi platforms

Kambi’s pre-game and in-game betting options are also available for MLB and NFL games.

At the time of publishing, PlaySugarHouse had various options for betting including:

  • “Mookie Betts to Strikeout in Plate Appearance 2”
  • Outcomes of specific pitches (i.e. home team, 3rd inning, first batter, second pitch)
  • Player-specific bets including Justin Turner or Manny Machado hitting home runs during the game

Kambi has shown a willingness to improve their product, something that benefits individual bettors and the NJ sports betting scene.

DraftKings Sportsbook Reveals $2.5 Million Sports Betting National Championship In NJ

DraftKings Sportsbook is quickly upping the stakes for sports betting nationwide, and in New Jersey with the first-ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship.

DraftKings Sportsbook is quickly upping the stakes for sports betting nationwide and in New Jersey.

The DraftKings national championship

The NJ sports betting and daily fantasy sports company announced the first-ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship. It’s a live sports betting event that takes advantage of the new legal NJ market. And it is the first major US sports betting competition to take place outside of Nevada.

It will take place Jan. 11-13 in Jersey City, NJ. The prize pool of the event will guarantee $2.5 million to residents, with $1 million going to the winner. That weekend is when the NFL divisional playoffs are held.

The top five places are all guaranteed a six-figure payday, and there will be prizes all the way down to 25th.

draftkings sports betting

You do not have to be a resident of New Jersey to enter; you just have to be on-hand in New Jersey for the event in order to take part. (And be 21 years of age.)

How to make the sports betting championship

According to DraftKings, you can qualify by:

  • Playing in DFS qualifiers at DraftKings
  • Buying in directly for $10,000.
  • Winning via social contests and giveaways.

The entry of $10,000 includes $5,000 for your sports betting bankroll to be used in the contest, entry into the contest, access to the weekend’s events, and a hotel room for the DFS qualifiers.

How does the actual contest work?

Think you want to try your skills in New Jersey? DraftKings gave us some details on how its betting contest works.

All betting, of course, will have to be done via the DraftKings Sportsbook app, and all bettors start with a $5,000 bankroll.

You can bet on any sports you want in the contest on Friday and Saturday in January, but you must bet at least $2,000 on the two Sunday NFL games.

It sounds like a pretty wide open contest, whereas the SuperContest in Nevada is based on NFL games over the course of the season. The DraftKings handicapping contest appears to allow a lot more freedom.

How do you win? Have the highest ending bankroll after the last game ends on Sunday.