DraftKings Expands to Puerto Rico

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As sportsbook operators look to expand into other territories and countries, DraftKings has partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on Tuesday.

The sports betting industry saw operators get involved with the launch in Ontario this week, and this move by DraftKings may be a big opportunity moving forward.

DraftKings Sportsbook Partners with Foxwoods in Puerto Rico

The sports betting market begins to take shape as DraftKings, a provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, has partnered with Foxwoods El San Juan Casino. The goal is to expand their relationship and pave the way to offer both online and retail sports betting in Puerto Rico.

DraftKings’ general approach when looking into a new market is figuring out what the people’sdraftkingsprimary preferences are when it comes to sports betting and other types of gaming. Either way, an individual tries to dissect the situation, and the bookmaker offers many ways and markets to bet on throughout the year.

DraftKings powers sports and gaming across 17 countries around the world. Those that reside in Puerto Rico are already big fans of several sports, so this is a big opportunity for both parties involved. Of course, the deal is subject to the applicable licenses and regulatory approvals being obtained to proceed to the next procedure.

This Partnership is More than Just Sports Betting

This announcement of a partnership comes nearly after six months after DraftKings and Foxwoods Casino successfully launched the iGaming market in Connecticut in October 2021.

The mission is to provide a physical presence for those that want to start betting. The lounge could start operating by next summer, according to Andro Nodarse-Leon, co-owner of the Fairmont ESJ.

According to DraftKings, once the facility is complete, it will feature “A massive video wall, bar and dining services, two over-the-counter ticket windows, and six betting kiosks.” Leon also stated that, But the experience doesn’t have to be constrained to the sports lounge. The guest could be hanging out in the lobby, or maybe some people would prefer the beach club… It would be up to them.”

Matt Kalish, President of DraftKings North America, stated that since the partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods began a year ago, both sides have seen great success. Both parties have a shared common goal of providing their customers with the best experience possible.

The Project to Have a Gaming Facility in Puerto Rico Was in the Works

The Foxwoods El San Juan Casino was in the works by the Tribe since January 2021. This includes over $137.5 million in renovations and also the reopening of the Tropicoro entertainment venue.

The goal is to create memories for both the customers and bettors alike. If all of this goes according to plan with the regulations and approvals, DraftKings could also offer its daily fantasy platform in Puerto Rico as well. The daily fantasy contests are currently available in 44 states and six other countries.

DraftKings is also a company that takes its public service campaign, “Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly, very seriously when it comes to responsible gambling.