DraftKings, Cubs Reach Deal to Put Sportsbook at Wrigley

DraftKings, Cubs Reach Deal to Put Sportsbook at Wrigley”

In a historic sports betting deal, the Chicago Cubs have chosen DraftKings to be their one and only sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner.

The location is the second retail sportsbook location to open in the state. Per Governor J.B. Pritzker's Executive Order 2020-41, online and mobile sportsbook registration is now available statewide through September 19, 2020. "For the first time in the city, customers will be able to place retail bets on their favorite sports while watching the games in real time", says DraftKings Co-Founder Matt Kalish.

"We look forward to working in collaboration with the Cubs, an organization steeped in tradition, and making our presence felt in and around Wrigleyville", he said.

NASDAQ:DKNG has had quite the week as the future of the sports betting industry in IL became a little bit clearer.

"Already one of New Hampshire's premier destinations for sports fans, DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester will play a major role in supporting our ongoing efforts to maximize revenue for education in New Hampshire".

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"DraftKings has been a great partner for a number of years and we are excited to expand this relationship as sports betting grows rapidly in Illinois", Crane Kenney, the Chicago Cubs' president of business operations, said in the release. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only USA -based vertically integrated sports betting operator.

DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) announces the opening of a new sportsbook in Manchester, New Hampshire, in partnership with the state lottery and South Side Tavern.

Along with the Cubs deal, DraftKings just launched a new sportsbook in New Hampshire. DraftKings' daily fantasy sports product is available in 8 countries internationally with 15 distinct sports categories.

"It might be the Cubs to win, maybe a few props like first home run, then stroll into the game at 6:45, sit down, sweat my bets and cheer on the Cubs. apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif" Then, after the game, I can stop back at the DraftKings book, relax with my friends, get some food and drink and think about the next day's game, maybe put in a few more tickets".

Regardless, Wrigley Field has seen updates and improvements over the years and their latest improvement may be their best to date.

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