Part of the avalanche of US sports betting news reports this week was an interesting story on Atlantic City land casino operator Tropicana’s apparently preparatory moves in anticipation of online sports betting at some future point.
The company has partnered with Nashville technology provider Chalkline Sports, a two-year-old company which specialises in fast, simple gaming technology cantered on sports betting, to put up a free-to-play website branded Tropicana Sports, presumably to begin pulling in potential punters and making its presence in the new market felt.
Chalkline has reportedly worked with major industry companies in the past, including IGT.
Because it is not a real-money enterprise, the site does not restrict its visitors to New Jersey, enabling the company to throw a wider net at this early stage…but access is still subject to a 21 years of age or over restriction.
Contests are already running on the site, withy prizes to be won by picking the winners of the day’s MLB baseball games in the Baseball Daily Pick 5, or from guessing the day’s soccer winners in the World Cup Match Pick’em Game.