The Newest Retail Sportsbook in the Mid-South Will Offer a State-of-the-Art, Immersive Fan Experience

BOSTON & HOUSTON (8/29/2022) Golden Nugget Lake Charles and DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG) announced today that the permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, the largest retail sportsbook in Louisiana, is expected to open on Thursday, September 1 at 5pm. The permanent location, will replace the previous temporary retail DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Nugget Lake Charles.

The retail DraftKings Sportsbook will offer a premier sports betting experience across more than 12,000 square feet, including over 3,200 square feet of LED TV screens to enjoy live games; approximately 300 lounge seats including VIP areas for comfortable viewing; five ticket cages to allow customers to place bets; 16 video poker machines; three Blackjack tables; and 30 self-service kiosks spread throughout the Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino.

“Just in time for football season, we look forward to offering our guests the excitement of live games in an immersive audio-visual experience,” said Gerry Del Prete, Chief Operating Officer of Gaming, Fertitta Entertainment Inc. “We believe this DraftKings Sportsbook will raise the standards in sports betting and offer an unparalleled entertainment experience.”

The DraftKings Sportsbook will also offer a full-service restaurant, the DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill, with a variety of dining options during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a “quick grab” menu. The restaurant will serve popular gameday favorites from burgers to wings and a variety of items in between, as well as a wide selection of beer, cocktails and frozen drinks at its full-service bar.

“We are thrilled to be opening our permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook inside the Golden Nugget Lake Charles,” said Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings. “The massive space, big screen TV’s, odds boards and dining options will bring the DraftKings brand to life in an ideal setting to experience live sports.”

The regular hours of operation for the DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Nugget Lake Charles will be Monday – Friday from 10am – 11pm and Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9am – Midnight. Customers will be able to place bets at any time on kiosks located throughout the casino floor.

An active member of the American Gaming Association, DraftKings is committed to promoting the Association’s Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly™ public service campaign, which educates customers on responsible gaming best practices such as setting a budget and sticking to it and only playing with legal, regulated operators. Additionally, DraftKings is committed to creating inclusive and responsible pathways for people to build, create, imagine and innovate through the DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S. program.

Fans can find the latest betting markets and more by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app available via iOS and Android here.

For more information on the DraftKings Sportsbook inside the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Casino, visit


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About Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Located only two hours from Houston, Texas, 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 lazy river complex; a private beach front and marina; and a number of Landry’s signature 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 floor featuring more than 75 table games, a high limit salon, a poker room, sportsbook and 1,600 of the industry’s newest slot machines redefines the gaming experience. Please visit for more information.

About DraftKings

DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries. The company operates iGaming in 5 states through its DraftKings brand, as well as operating Golden Nugget Online Gaming, an award-winning iGaming product and iconic gaming brand, in 3 states. DraftKings’ Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail betting operations in the United States pursuant to regulations in 18 states and in Ontario, Canada. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 6 countries internationally with 15 distinct sports categories. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports 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 mainstream accessibility that offers curated NFT drops and supports secondary-market transactions. DraftKings also owns Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), a multi-platform broadcast and content company.

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