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US – DraftKings opens sportsbooks at three Wild Rose Casino & Resort locations

By - 7 October 2019

Iowa casino operator has opened three Sportsbooks in a partnership with DraftKings at each of Jefferson, Emmetsburg and Clinton, Iowa’s Wild Rose Casino & Resort locations.

The new sportsbooks link to the current roster of retail sites in New York, New Jersey and Mississippi by DraftKings. Each has betting kiosks and large video walls, a mix of smaller televisions, odds boards and a scrolling ticker with live score updates, statistics and other player data.

Three ticket windows, including one at the cashier in each casino, and six self-service betting kiosks in each sportsbook, will allow fans to position wagers.

Tim Dent, Chief Compliance Officer at DraftKings said: “Football season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to bring our retail sports betting experience to Iowa. Our retail locations allow fans to have an exceptional in-person experience with our product and we are proud to show off our industry-leading technological prowess in each of the three locations. Iowa sports fans are in for a great time.”

President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Timmons of Wild Rose added: “This sports book powered by DraftKings rounds out the entertainment options Wild Rose presents to its customers. More important, together with DraftKings, we are tapping into an emerging market of fans and players who enjoy the excitement and competition of sports betting.”

Sports betters in Iowa will be able to place bets on all major sports in the U.S. including professional and college football, auto racing, professional and college basketball, hockey, golf, auto basketball,and so much more seven days a week. At each sportsbook, the hours of operation will vary dependant on location.

An important distinction in Iowa is that sportsbooks are not allowed to accept wagers involving an Iowa university or college from the player proposal. The rule also applies in games with Iowa schools to rivals. It is permitted to wager pre-match and in-game on Iowa schools and their opponents.

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