The casino now offers customers blackjack, baccarat, three card poker, ultimate Texas Hold’em, and roulette with a live dealer. While blackjack and roulette games (minus the live dealer) launched previously, the other games are brand new.
DraftKings, for its part, likes the way things are going for its New Jersey online casino.
“iGaming performance has significantly outpaced our internal projections,” said a DraftKings spokesperson. “And there was tremendous crossover between sports betting and iGaming during the Super Bowl.”
The games, available on Android and iOS devices, are located under the “More games” tab within the DraftKings Sportsbook app. The Live Dealer icon connects players to the live casino.
Like a NJ sports betting carousel, players can find their casino game of choice by scrolling across the top of the screen. Each table is listed with the minimum bet amount and the number of players currently playing.
The five blackjack tables, for instance, range between $10 and $20. Similar to Atlantic City casinos, there are seven available seats.
Minimum wagers at the Texas Hold’em table start at 50 cents. An early afternoon check showed five players at the table.
DraftKings online casino keeps on growing
The industry-leading DraftKings Sportsbook joined the NJ online sportsbook market in August. The casino, which is integrated with the sportsbook app, rolled out with blackjack in December.
Like many of its NJ online gambling competitors, DraftKings took the all-in-one-app route, combining sports betting with popular NJ online casino games. This means players enjoy the convenience of a shared wallet. Those same funds are available to the DraftKings daily fantasy sports users, too.
However, the DraftKings DFS app is separate from the casino/sportsbook product.
Evolution + DraftKings
The live dealer news should not come as a surprise though the speed of the launch is to be commended.
Last week, Evolution Gaming, which has a live studio in Atlantic City, announced it was partnering with DraftKings.
From James Stern, chief business officer for Evolution, via a press release:
“DraftKings is a young and dynamic company that has blazed a trail in recent years with its best-in-class technology and extensive knowledge of sports. DraftKings was first to market in New Jersey with online sports betting, just a couple of months after filing for its licence with the New Jersey regulators. We very much look forward to working with DraftKings on this project.”
Evolution provides live table games to other NJ online casinos including:
DraftKings on the move in NJ online gambling
The launch of live dealer games is just the latest example of how DraftKings is fully invested in the NJ online casino and sports betting market.
This is the same company that launched its NJ sports betting app first, beating out the rest of the competition, including more established players like MGM and Caesars Entertainment.
For the 2019 Super Bowl, DraftKings offered customers a free Big Game Squares contest. Just like the popular office pool or party game, players picked a square, and if the numbers matched during one of the payout periods, they received a cash payout.
Now, the DraftKings online casino keeps on growing and growing to the point where people may be asking: “What’s next?”
Well, the sky’s the limit.