DraftKings to open land-based sportsbook in New Jersey

Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey has announced construction of its land-based DraftKings Sportsbook is nearing completion.

DraftKings this week announced it will open its first land-based sportsbook on 16 November at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, Mississippi.

The operator will expand on that addition at the Garden State's first casino hotel, with the Resorts Casino Hotel slated to open its sportsbook in late November.

The opening will be subject to approval from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Matt Kalish, CRO 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."

Mark Giannontonio, President and CEO, Resorts Casino Hotel, said: "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."