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US – DraftKings to power Bay Mills Resort & Casino mobile sports book in Michigan

By - 5 June 2020

DraftKings is teaming up with Bay Mills Resort & Casino to enter into a new market access deal to offer its mobile sportsbook across the state of Michigan.

“Through a commitment to provide customers with a premier sports betting experience, DraftKings is happy to partner with Bay Mills Resort & Casino,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings’ Chief Business Officer. “The Great Lakes State presents a number of gaming opportunities and we look forward to collaborating with Bay Mills to provide residents with the best-in-class experience DraftKings is known for.”

The DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app is currently available in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In a DraftKings-led consumer study of Michiganders who expressed interest in online sports betting, over a third had already actively placed a legal bet via mobile by traveling either to another state or internationally where permitted. Another 55 percent had never made an online wager before, demonstrating potential among casual bettors upon market entry, and as sports across the United States return.

In addition to mobile and online sportsbook access, the partnership will also allow Michigan sports fans to place sports bets in person at a retail betting location at Bay Mills Resort & Casino. Michigan is the seventh state to announce a DraftKings-branded retail sportsbook, joining Colorado, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. The retail sportsbook partnership is subject to adoption of applicable regulations and both parties securing necessary gaming licenses and other requisite approvals.

“We are excited about our new partnership with DraftKings,” said Bryan Newland, Tribal Chairman for the Bay Mills Indian Community. “Expanding on what entertainment options we can offer at Michigan’s longest operating gaming facility is always our goal. Our new on-site DraftKings Sportsbook will be one more great reason for Michiganders to vacation with us in the Upper Peninsula.”

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