BOSTON and HOUSTON, November 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles and DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) jointly announced today the launch of a new retail bookmaker slated to open on 10 November 2021 at 2 p.m. at Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles, pending licensing and regulatory approvals. Louisiana sports fans aged 21 and over will be able to place bets on a variety of betting markets in professional, college and other sports leagues at the DraftKings Sportsbook located inside the Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles. DraftKings will launch its online sports betting in Louisiana at a later date, pending the aforementioned approvals. Once live, sports bettors across the state will be able to place bets online and through their mobile devices on the DraftKings Sportsbook app in licensed parishes.
“Our team has worked diligently alongside state legislators to make the sports betting experience a reality for Louisiana customers,” said Gerry Del Prete, senior vice president of games for Fertitta Entertainment. “Coupling Golden Nugget’s dynamic gaming network with DraftKings’ innovative technology and commerce is an unparalleled partnership. We are delighted to offer our combined guests an unparalleled experience at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. “
DraftKings sportsbook will be the largest in Lake Charles and is located inside part of the Blue martini bar. The space has six ticket cages where customers can interact with employees to place bets, as well as a total of 30 self-service kiosks spread throughout the casino. Plans are underway for a state-of-the-art, permanent 10,000-square-foot DraftKings sports betting lounge and betting house that will include nearly 300 seats, odds tables and large-screen TVs throughout the space. for an optimal viewing experience. The permanent location is expected to open in the summer of 2022.
“Since the launch of Daily Fantastic Sports in Louisiana, we look forward to bringing our fans here to the DraftKings Sportsbook experience, which will offer customers a new level of engagement with many of America’s most popular leagues overlapping across the board. the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, and NCAA football, ”said Matt Kalish, co-founder and president of DraftKings North America. “By joining forces with Golden Nugget and their famous casino brand, we look forward to providing avid Bayou State fans with a premier retail sports betting experience.”
The DraftKings Sportsbook inside Golden Nugget Lake Charles will be open from November 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. Normal business hours will be Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight. Once regulatory and license approvals are received, customers will be able to place bets 24/7 at kiosks throughout the casino.
DraftKings and Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles remain committed to providing a Safe and Responsible (RG) gaming platform. With RG tools, self-imposed player limits, state-of-the-art identity verification and geolocation, DraftKings Sportsbook ensures a safe and positive gaming experience for all players. As an active member of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), additional details about DraftKings’ dedication to safe gambling are available via DraftKings SERVIT.
Fans can find the latest betting markets and more by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app available through iOS and Android here.
For more information on the DraftKings Sportsbook inside the Golden Nugget Casino, visit www.goldennuggetlc.com
About Golden Nugget Lake Charles
Located just two hours from Houston, Texas, the Golden Nugget Lake Charles features 1,100 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; extensive retail options; an 18,000 square foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a two-acre pool and man-made river complex; a private waterfront and marina; and a number of iconic Landry restaurants including Saltgrass Steak House, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Landry’s Seafood House, Chart House, Bill’s Bar & Burger and more. An innovative casino with over 75 table games, high limit lounge, poker room, sports betting and 1,600 of the latest slots in the industry redefines the gaming experience. Please visit www.goldennuggetlc.com for more information.
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and games company created to fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that span everyday fantasy, regulated games and digital media. Based in Boston and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only vertically integrated sports betting operator in the United States. DraftKings is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries. DraftKings sports betting is live with mobile and / or retail betting operations in the United States in accordance with regulations in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania , Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Daily DraftKings Fantastic Sports product is available in 7 countries internationally with 15 distinct sport categories. DraftKings is both an Official Daily Sports and Fantasy Betting Partner of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA TOUR and UFC as well as an Official Daily Fantasy Partner of NASCAR. Launched in August 2021, DraftKings Marketplace is a digital collectibles ecosystem designed for consumer accessibility that features curated NFT drops and supports aftermarket transactions. DraftKings also owns Vegas Sports Information Network, Inc. (VSiN), a multiplatform content and broadcast company.
Certain statements made in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates” , “Proposed,”, “,”, such words or expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other material factors, many of which are beyond the control of DraftKings. , which could lead to actual results or results. differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements, see the documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission of DraftKings. DraftKings assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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