Golden Nugget set to roll out DraftKings sportsbook this week

Golden Nugget set to roll out DraftKings sportsbook this week

Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles said it would be launching DraftKings branded retail sportsbook entity this week, subject to licensure and regulatory approvals.

Golden Nugget Casino rolls out DraftKings

About the deal

Starting November 10, the sportsbook and daily fantasy sports brand will begin accepting bets with the possibility of offering its services round-the-clock on kiosks found all over the casino upon receipt of regulatory and licensure approval. 

The operator provides its customers, 21 and up, with a wide array of betting markets across professional, collegiate, and other leagues at the DraftKings sportsbook. In addition, DraftKings also plans to take its products and services online soon, once it receives the go-ahead signal from Louisiana’s gaming regulator.

Future Plans

For now, DraftKings will be operating in a temporary sportsbook at Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles. The makeshift sportsbook is still the largest in the area, featuring six ticket cages and 30 self-service kiosks posted throughout the casino floor. 

Soon, a permanent DraftKings Sportsbook covering 10,000 square-foot of real estate will unfold in the area. The said property will have a lounge that can accommodate around 300 seats, odds boards, and big-screen televisions all over the space for an optimal viewing experience. 

Golden Nuggets Casino Lake Charles targets the Summer of 2022 as the possible opening of the new sportsbook.

Quotes from the Press Release

Matt Kalish, co-founder and president of DraftKings North America, said:

“Since launching daily fantasy sports in Louisiana, we have been eager to introduce our fans here to the DraftKings Sportsbook experience, which will provide customers with a new level of engagement with several of America’s most popular leagues overlapping across the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA football.”

“Joining forces with Golden Nugget and their renowned casino brand, we look forward to providing the fervent fan base in the Bayou State with a premier retail sportsbook experience.”

Gerry Del Prete, senior vice president of gaming for Fertitta Entertainment, added: the team has worked diligently alongside state legislators to make the sportsbook experience a reality for Louisiana patrons.” 

“Coupling the Golden Nugget’s dynamic gaming network with DraftKings innovative tech and trading makes for an unmatched partnership. We are thrilled to offer our combined customer base an unparalleled experience at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles.”

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