DraftKings to launch New Jersey live casino

Operator partners with Evolution Gaming as it continues efforts to become a “one-stop shop”

DraftKings has signed an agreement to launch a live casino product, powered by Evolution Gaming.

The previously-sports focused operator has been building out its casino product in recent weeks, adding blackjack to its platform in December.

The new deal will see live table games streamed from Evolution’s Atlantic City studio to DraftKings players.

“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,” said James Stern, Evolution’s chief business officer for America and land-based.

“DraftKings was first to market in New Jersey with online sports betting, just a couple of months after filing for its license with the New Jersey regulators. We very much look forward to working with DraftKings on this project.”

DraftKings was the largest online betting operator in New Jersey in December ahead of FanDuel.

Jamie Shea, senior director of digital sportsbook for DraftKings, said earlier this month the firm was aiming to become a true “true one-stop destination” for sports fans in New Jersey and future states.