DRAFTKINGS PARTNERS WITH TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS, INC. TO BRING SPORTS BETTING TO COLORADO
New Market Access Deal Will Bring U.S.’s Top-Rated Sportsbook to Colorado
BOSTON – January 27, 2020 – DraftKings Inc. (“DraftKings”) today announced a new market access partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (TRWH:NYSE), allowing DraftKings to offer sports fans in Colorado its award-winning Sportsbook product, subject to adoption of applicable regulations and the parties securing necessary gaming licenses. The DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app is currently available in Indiana, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
“Coast to coast, DraftKings is committed to providing states across the country with the ultimate experience in legal sports betting,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings chief business officer. “Twin River holds a mutual pledge to providing exciting, real-time gaming opportunities, and we look forward to working alongside them to introduce Colorado sports fans to our award-winning product.”
As well as mobile and online Sportsbook access, the partnership will also allow Colorado sports fans to place sports bets via a retail betting operation, at Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, CO. Colorado will become the fifth state where DraftKings operates a retail location, joining, Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey and New York, subject to adoption of applicable regulations and both parties securing necessary gaming licenses.
“Completing the acquisition of Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado last week included the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado and will really allow us to expand our footprint here well beyond our Arapahoe Park racetrack and Off-Track Betting network” said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin River. “We are very excited for this newly-formed partnership with DraftKings that will allow us to bring sports betting to the greater Denver market, not only with their mobile betting access, but also with an exciting retail sportsbook location inside our newly acquired casino.”
DraftKings’ sportsbook and daily fantasy offerings are available for mobile download on both iOS and Android.
DraftKings is a U.S.-based digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with offerings that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and founded in 2011 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings’ daily fantasy product is available in 8 countries internationally with 15 distinct sport categories. Launched in 2018, DraftKings Sportsbook offers mobile and retail betting for major national and global sports, and currently operates pursuant to state regulations in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. DraftKings is the Official Daily Fantasy Partner of the NFL and PGA Tour as well as an Authorized Gaming Operator of the MLB and NBA.
About Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. owns and manages seven casinos, two casinos in Rhode Island, one in Mississippi, one in Delaware, and three casinos as well as a horse racetrack that has 13 authorized OTB licenses in Colorado. Properties include Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln, RI), Tiverton Casino Hotel (Tiverton, RI), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Biloxi, MS), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (Dover, DE), Golden Gates Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Golden Gulch Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Mardi Gras Casino (Black Hawk, CO) and Arapahoe Park racetrack (Aurora, CO). Its casinos range in size from 695 slots and 17 table games combined for Colorado facilities to properties with over 4,100 slots, 125 table games and 48 stadium gaming positions, along with hotel and resort amenities. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TRWH.”
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