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NHL Lobbying Against Single-Game Sports Bets In Canada; Atlantic City Trying Fantasy Betting
Published March 18, 2013
FANTASY POINTS: The AP’s Wayne Parry reported New Jersey is “allowing casinos in Atlantic City to offer fantasy sports betting in a pilot program that will be announced” today. 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.” The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (IMEGA) said that it “expects that players will be allowed to draft a pool of athletes, follow their performances and compete against other fantasy teams.” Those with the “best statistical totals will win cash.” IMEGA President Joe Brennan “could not offer an opinion as to whether fantasy sports betting would decline in popularity if New Jersey prevails in its court battle with the federal government and the four major professional sports leagues over whether it can legally offer sports betting” (AP, 3/16).