Washington DC-based sports gaming startup SportAD has partnered with Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino to offer its award-winning “FastFantasy” platform which combines sports betting formats with fantasy sports scoring into real-money contests. They will be playable across Ocean Resort’s digital and mobile channels, and featured in the casino’s new sportsbook.

SportAD is an early-stage company and part of the Verizon/AOL-sponsored Fishbowl Labs technology incubator. Its FastFantasy game, described as “sports betting lite” by reviewers, first launched in July 2017 in New Jersey’s regulated online gaming market through SportAD’s partnership with Resorts Digital. Since then it has expanded to other regulated states.

“We are thrilled to provide FastFantasy’s games to Ocean Resort’s sportsbook and i-gaming operations,” said Joe Brennan Jr, SportAD CEO. “Given the excitement at the casino’s June 28 launch, the opportunity of regulated sports betting in New Jersey is outstanding. While states will use the next couple of years to hit critical mass with legal sports betting, we’re able in the meantime to create a large, highly-engaged base of players legally through our ability to bridge the betting and fantasy worlds, and build market share ahead of the competition for our partners.”

Adrianna Cuccinello, Ocean Resort Casino’s executive director of internet gaming, commented: “We are constantly striving to lead the way in the online gaming space, and by working with innovative partners such as SportAD, we’re able to provide our players with a continually expanding list of offerings in line with their interests.”