TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Regulators have announced the temporary adoption of rules which allow Atlantic City casinos to offer fantasy sports tournaments to their patrons.

The temporary adoption of the new rules will be effective on April 22, the Gaming Enforcement Division said Monday.

Officials said the regulations allow casinos, by themselves or in partnership with fantasy sports providers, to offer fantasy sports tournaments or contests.

Casinos will accept entry fees from gamblers and pay out winnings from the casino cash cages. Patrons must be at least 21 years old.

Gaming Enforcement Division Director David Rebuck called the new rules “an exciting opportunity to bring fantasy sports tournaments to Atlantic City.”

“We see this as an added amenity and beneficial to the casinos and their customers,” Rebuck said in a statement.

The temporary regulations will remain in effect for 270 days, officials said.

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