It has been less than 24 hours since the Los Angeles Rams edged the Cincinnati Bengals to capture Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles and already one New Jersey casino has ceased its online sports betting platform with a new one soon on its way.
Effective immediately, Resorts Digital Gaming, LLC (RDG) announced it no longer will be offering New Jersey sports betting on the www.resortscasino.com website. However, RDG is in advanced discussions with a major global sports betting company that will allow it to operate under the RDG online sports betting license in the Garden State.
RDG is expecting the deal will be signed as soon as possible, subject to the approval of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE).
The brand will join FOX Bet and DraftKings as skins under the RDG online sports betting license.
Resorts customers were notified Monday morning via email that the Resorts Sportsbook would not be part of the site and that all existing unsettled bets will stand and that customers will be able to withdraw funds until March 1.
After March 1, all sports betting deposits and winnings still will be accessible through their Resorts online casino account, which still will be operational.
Outstanding Bets Will Be Honored
All outstanding open bets, including bets placed on future events, will be honored and settled once those sporting events have been completed.
“I can’t wait to announce this exciting deal once it is finalized - it really will give RDG the most diverse stable of sports betting brands in the N.J. market,” said Ed Andrewes, CEO of RDG, in a news release. “This will also free up our third sports betting skin, allowing us to focus all our energy on our core casino customers.”
DraftKings operates Resorts’ brick and mortar retail sportsbook at its hotel in Atlantic City. The 5,000-square feet sportsbook features a 15-foot video wall, five live teller windows and 18 self-service betting kiosks.
RDG is the digital arm of Resorts Casino Hotel, which was the first American casino to open outside of Nevada.
New Jersey Betting Numbers Coming This Week
The NJDGE is expected to release numbers for handle and revenue from sports betting for the month of January later this week.
The state for the fourth consecutive month had a handle above $1 billion in December. The December handle ($1.23 billion) was up from November but short of the national record set in October ($1.303 billion). That mark was eclipsed in January by the state of New York.
It will be interesting to see if New York beginning mobile betting has an adverse effect on New Jersey numbers. Early numbers supplied by GeoComply, a geolocation company that analyzes the gaming industry, indicated the effect would be minimal, if at all.