Sports fans will soon have yet another reason to visit Atlantic City as fantasy sports betting makes its way into the casinos.
It's a way of getting into the game by playing it safe on the sidelines and some people say they can't help but become obsessed with their fantasy sports league.
"If you know the game of football you should be able to set up your fantasy league pretty well," said fantasy sports player, Tavaris Starks. "As long as you know the game or the sport you should be fine."
But the fantasy will soon be a reality as fantasy sports betting hits the Atlantic City casinos.
"People do it worldwide, so if they can come down here they can make a little money," said Starks. "Put in a dollar and maybe win one thousand."
The Division of Gaming Enforcement says the temporary adoption of regulations would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer fantasy sports tournaments to gamblers through the casino or in partnership with other fantasy sports companies.
A new attraction tourists' say is a slam-dunk when it comes to getting more visitors to the city.
"Once we start there and have different players to bet on and have different props it's just going to keep on going," said fantasy sports player, Louis Vasquez."
Once the ball gets rolling on fantasy sports betting, Tropicana Casino representatives say they plan on trending with the season's sports - advertising they hope will bring tourists and sports enthusiasts alike to their establishment.
"It helps your brand. There are a lot of things we can do. It has a lot of leg's I'm sure for different seasons." Said General Manager, Steve Callender. "Baseball, football or basketball - we will work with it and advertise the best we can."
Those who place bets will have the option of betting on a various number of players for one day instead of waiting until the end of the season to see if they score big.
The temporary regulations for fantasy sports betting will become effective on April 22nd and will remain in effect for a period of 270 days.
After that, the DGE may submit them for final adoption.
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