Welcome To The Big Time: Hot Dog Betting Coming To DraftKings
In an email to promote its new sportsbook on Tuesday, DraftKings announced that it will be taking bets on hot dog eating contests. That’s interesting because as of now this kind of wagering isn’t accepted in New Jersey where DraftKings Sportsbook has partnered with Resorts Casino and is expected to launch in July. There’s no word if Nathan’s Famous or Major League Eating will ask for an ‘integrity fee’ to make sure the contest is operated with the purity we’ve come to expect from this event. After all, this is a major league event and the major league events must now receive money for integrity.
Legal in New Jersey?DraftKings Sportsbook only has one casino partner right now. Resorts Casino in Atlantic City is the brick and mortar location where DraftKings Sportsbook will take wagers. The only hot dog contest that matters is in Coney Island, New York. That’s about a three-hour drive from Atlantic City, NJ. Online sports betting should become legal in New Jersey soon so the distance could become moot. But is this even legal? According to legislation, sports betting in New Jersey is currently limited to the following:
- Professional sport or athletic event
- Olympic or international sports competition event
- Collegiate sport or athletic event