US – Resorts Digital to launch DFS in New JerseyBy Phil - 18 July 2017
Resorts Digital Gaming is launching the next wave of innovation in Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) at www.FastPick.com.
Resorts Digital Gaming is the interactive arm of Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City, the first casino to open in the state of New Jersey, and operates Internet gambling websites www.resortscasino.com and www.mohegansuncasino.com.
Created to provide a fair and sensible alternative for fantasy sports fans, the FastPick development team surveyed the DFS terrain, studied player feedback and realized the need for a modified platform that promised equitable gameplay. One of the chief findings was that players lose interest when they realize they have little chance of winning as they’re competing against traditional “professional” DFS players with far more time, knowledge and in some cases, the benefit of assistive technology.
The site, in partnership with Sport Analytics and Data Corp. (Sport AD) and FSB Technology (UK) (FSB), will feature head-to-head player match-ups in a truly one-of-a-kind online DFS experience reflective of the unique offerings players have come to expect from Resorts Digital Gaming. Designed on a sleek and user-friendly interface utilizing the top DFS technology, FastPick.com will make Daily Fantasy Sports more enjoyable and rewarding than previously experienced on other DFS sites.
At present, FastPick is only available to persons physically located in the State of New Jersey. Players can open and fund a FastPick account safely and easily. The platform presents players with a wide range of pre-selected player match-ups across all major sports leagues. Players choose three or more matchups and the results are determined based on standard fantasy sports scoring. Examples of the types of match-ups are:
Russell Westbrook v. Lebron James (NBA)
Sidney Crosby v. John Tavares (NHL)
Manny Machado v. Miguel Cabrera (MLB)
David Villa v. Axel Sjoberg (MLS)
Tom Brady v. Aaron Rogers (NFL)
“We’ve designed the platform to accommodate all sports fans who want to get a piece of the action but don’t have the time to compete effectively against the traditional “professional” DFS players, said Ed Andrewes, president of EA Gaming Consultancy Company, lead consultant to Resorts Digital Gaming. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the next generation of Fantasy Sports.”
The FastPick game will also be added to the Resorts online casino at www.resortscasino.com in July and then will be rolled out in to the bricks and mortar Casino via a number of cutting edge kiosks later in the year.