DraftKings to launch its first retail sportsbook in Mississippi

DraftKings announced that it has reached an agreement with the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in Mississippi to open an official DraftKings sportsbook.

The sportsbook is set to launch on 16 November 2018 and will be located in the Scarlet Pearl’s PRL Bar, turning it into a sportsbook with large screens and social areas.

The sportsbook will offer wagers across a variety of major league sports and will offer live in-game betting sometime after launch.

DraftKings also plans to install on-site betting kiosks and launch an on-site mobile app once they recieve regulatory approval.

Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, whose leadership has a high bar for quality and a forward-thinking approach to sports betting; a perfect fit for DraftKings.”

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort CEO LuAnn Pappas said: “Our collaboration with DraftKings is an opportunity for us to continue to set high standards on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and give our players a new home for sports betting.”

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