DraftKings Now Accepting Legal Online Sports Wagers in New Jersey

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  • On Monday morning, DraftKings announced that it is now accepting legal sports wagers from New Jersey's bettors.
  • Bettors can access the new DraftKings sportsbook online or through mobile betting apps.

DraftKings has launched its full-scale sportsbook in New Jersey, available both online and through a mobile app, it announced Monday. That makes it first to market for online betting in the state.

DraftKings Sportsbook’s mobile app was available for download in a soft launch last week, and it looks like the company has cleared any legal and/or regulatory hurdles. It can begin accepting legal sports wagers immediately.

In order to place wagers, bettors don’t have to necessarily live in New Jersey, but must be within state borders, confirmed via geolocation technology. Players can access the new DraftKings sportsbook at sportsbook.draftkings.com or through the DraftKings Sportsbook app, available on both iOS and Android devices.

According to the announcement, DraftKings is offering various bet types on different sports:

Through its unrivaled insight into the habits and preferences of American sports fans, DraftKings has tailored its Sportsbook app and online platform to offer sports fans in New Jersey the ability to place multiple types of bets, including live in-game bets, on major and niche U.S. and international sports.

DraftKings’ sportsbook technology will work in tandem with existing daily fantasy sports (DFS) accounts, allowing bettors to bet on sports and play DFS through the same email address and with the same balance.

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Now operating in New Jersey, DraftKings also announced its intention to launch mobile betting in other states as lawmakers get framework in place for legal sports gambling. DraftKings announced a partnership with Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino in June, which allowed it to launch its mobile app in New Jersey.