Sports betting operator DraftKings has landed a deal to open new operations in Connecticut. This comes through a partnership with the owners of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
The agreement will allow them to introduce both online and retail sports betting in the state of Connecticut once the local state legislation has been fully finalised. This will increase the brand’s presence in the Tri-State area.
Matt Kalish, co-founder and president of DraftKings said: “This is a landmark deal in collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as well as a critical next step to bringing America’s top-rated sportsbook app to sports fans in Connecticut.
“The national expansion of regulated sports betting is among our top strategic priorities. DraftKings today is live with mobile sports betting in 10 states, more than any other operator in the US, and teaming up with the tribe will allow us to extend our reach even further.”
The Foxwoods Resort Casino has exclusive rights to gaming in the Constitution State. They attempted to introduce online gaming while their properties were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this move was rejected.
In addition to the introduction of sports betting, the deal with DraftKings will also allow them to roll out daily fantasy sports across Connecticut. This aspect of the partnership is expected to launch on December 13.