ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey is allowing the Atlantic City casinos to offer real-money fantasy sports betting in a pilot program that will be announced Monday.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement has told casinos it will allow them to accept entry fees from gamblers and pay out winnings from the casino cash cages.
Regulations will be spelled out Monday, but an online gambling association says it expects them to allow players to "draft" a pool of athletes, follow their game statistics, and compete against other fantasy teams. Those with the best statistical totals will win cash prizes.
The casinos could offer the games themselves, or partner with other companies.
It's unclear whether the fantasy bets could be made online or would have to be made at the casinos.