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Mobile betting gets boost in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) – New Jersey’s mobile sports bet­ting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer.

The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offer­ing mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, join­ing that state’s rapidly expand­ing market.

William Hill US, which runs sports books at Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino and the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, and FanDuel, which operates the sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, began a trial period of their mobile sports betting operations after receiving autho­rization to run a five-day testing period by the New Jersey Divi­sion of Gaming Enforcement.

Their entry into the mobile sports betting market brings the number of companies offering such gambling in New Jersey to five.

Previously approved compa­nies include the Borgata casino; fantasy sports company Draft Kings, which partners with Re­sorts casino; and PlaySugar­House.com.