OCEANPORT: Monmouth Park has partnered with the Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) to move forward with its plan to bring fantasy sports gaming to the race track.
"Fantasy Sports Network is a tremendous partner as Monmouth Park looks to strengthen its gaming and entertainment presence in New Jersey and across the national market," said Bill Knauf, VP of Business Operations at Monmouth Park in a press release. "Aspects of the partnership include brand cross-promotion, and development of an on-site presence at the track, including a Fantasy Sports Weekend prior to the start of the 2015 football season."
A fantasy sport is a game where participants act as owners to build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by the real individual players or teams of a professional sport.
The release states that Monmouth Park plans to launch its first fantasy game before Opening Day of the 2015 baseball season.
Sports Network, owned by Anthem Media Group Inc., is the world's first television network devoted to fantasy sports content and will work with Monmouth Park to select a website game vendor to help develop and operate all new games.
"We are excited to play such an important role in the pioneering process of bringing fantasy sports to such a historic New Jersey destination," said Louis M. Maione, Chief Strategy Officer of Anthem Media Group Inc. and its FNTSY Sports Network said in a release. "Already on the cutting edge of Thoroughbred racing, Monmouth Park is now expanding into one of the most exciting areas of sports entertainment and interactivity, one that is experiencing continued exponential growth. Adding our fantasy expertise and distribution will allow Monmouth Park to take-off with this endeavor, catering to fantasy enthusiasts in both local and remote locations."