An entire year after a discussion took place on its possibility; fantasy sports betting will officially be available at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Fantasy sports is a type of gameplay in which participants play as team owners to create their own team and compete against fantasy owners by analyzing the statistics that are generated by real teams or individual players of a particular professional sport. There are many companies small and large that offer fantasy sports, such as DraftKings and FanDuel. Additionally, such websites as ESPN.com and Yahoo provide their own fantasy sports gameplay for such sports leagues like the MLB, NBA, and NFL.
Fantasy Sports Product Offered at Monmouth Park
Monmouth Park has made their own fantasy sports product, which is now available on MPScoreattheShore.com. Currently, they offer season-long, as well as daily and weekly fantasy games. This is mostly thanks to Dennis Drazin, the advisor of Monmouth Park, who has wanted to bring fantasy sports gameplay to the racetrack since 2014.
However, whether or not fantasy sports was able to be made available at Monmouth Park had to be analyzed by the courts to decide if there was a future for it at Monmouth Park and other such casinos and racetracks throughout the state of New Jersey.
Monmouth Park's Fantasy Sports Website
Monmouth Park’s fantasy sports site is called Score At The Shore, and will have sports statistics powered by STATS, which is the leader in statistical sports data. Star Fantasy Leagues will also be operating it, which is a company known for providing premier fantasy sports gameplay. Score at the Shore is officially the first fantasy sports website based out of and operating in New Jersey that deals with real money.
Bill Knauf, who is the vice president of business operations at Monmouth Park stated:
“This has been many months in the making. We are pleased to partner with Star Fantasy Leagues as we continue our goal of an increased gaming and entertainment presence in New Jersey. We invite all Garden State residents and those players in other legal states to join with us in this exciting new venture.”
The website offers fantasy sports betting on baseball, hockey, basketball, and football games.