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DraftKings enhances New Jersey footprint

DraftKings has partnered with the Resorts Casino Hotel, the first casino hotel in New Jersey, for the launch of a premium sports betting experience at the venue. The operator has announced that the sports betting venue, which is set to open its doors in at the end of this month is nearing completion, pending approval from the Division of Gaming Enforcement. …

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DraftKings hires Sean Hurley to deliver first sportsbook property

Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has signalled its intent to diversify its services by hiring Sean Hurley as its first-ever Head of Sportsbook. Hurley joins DraftKings from betting and trading platform provider Amelco Ltd, where he most recently served as Head of Commercial operations (2017-2018), and will be tasked with delivering DraftKings’ initial online sportsbook property. Hurley will join …

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DraftKings packs a punch with Kountermove acquisition

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has agreed a deal to acquire MMA and combat sports fantasy site Kountermove. The full terms of the agreement have not been disclosed but the MMAjunkie.com reported that Kountermove’s 30,000 registered users will be moved over to the DraftKings platform. Accessing the Kountermove site now redirects to DraftKings with an explanatory message from Kountermove Co-Founders Brian Knapp …

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DraftKings takes on eSports contests

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has announced that it has added eSports fantasy contests to its customer markets. The operator will launch exclusive eSports contests from 1 October, with players being able to select picks from the popular League of Legends World Championships. Participants will be able to play for free or compete against others in cash prize leagues, including …

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DraftKings valued at $1 billion as Disney commits to venture Investment

International media and entertainment provider Walt Disney & Co (Disney) has announced that it will invest $250 million in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The investment venture will see Disney own approximately a 27% stake in DraftKings. The Disney investment represents a huge coup for DraftKings, who are expected to partner with Disney owned sports media provider ESPN, the US’ …

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