DraftKings nearing full launch of online sports betting in Oregon
DraftKings is coming to Oregon State.
The betting company announced on Wednesday that it will incorporate its full online bookmaker from January 18.
Oregon originally launched online sports betting in August 2019. As part of the state lottery, bettors were limited to the ScoreBoard app.
From now on, DraftKings will be the only legal mobile bookmaker in Oregon.
“DraftKings is excited to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we develop a coast-to-coast presence with our premier online bookmaker for these fans to experience before the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl,” Paul Liberman, co-founder and president of Global Technology and Product, said in a statement.
“The Oregon Lottery shares our spirit of innovation as one of the most progressive organizations in the real money gaming industry, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sports betting products that Oregonians are waiting.”
DraftKings also has a presence in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The DraftKings facility in Oregon has been in the works for some time.
Talks circulated about a year ago hinting at a switch, before the Oregon Lottery Commission voted unanimously to move from the SB Tech-based Dashboard app to DraftKings in August. .
Oregon, which launched its first-ever sportsbook in September 2019 at Chinook Winds, did not allow its users to bet on college football.
“We are thrilled with the enhanced experience for our players – including the ability to side bet on the same game. DraftKings is a leading provider in the United States,” added Barry Pack, Lottery Manager of Oregon. “We also see benefits for the lottery, as the move to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”
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