Date: 24.08.2023

by Mateusz Mazur

DraftKings Partners with ECL Corbin to Bring Mobile Sports Betting to Kentucky

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DraftKings Inc. has announced a partnership with ECL Corbin, LLC, a subsidiary of ECL Entertainment, LLC, to provide access to mobile sports betting in Kentucky.

Pending licensure and regulatory approvals, DraftKings will offer its premier sports betting experience in the Bluegrass State, along with opening retail sportsbooks at Corbin properties.

Expanding Reach

This agreement expands DraftKings’ presence in the United States, allowing the digital sports entertainment and gaming company to operate its mobile sports betting platform in Kentucky. Alongside mobile betting, DraftKings and Corbin are set to launch retail sportsbooks at Corbin properties, marking another step towards broader accessibility for sports enthusiasts.

Matt Kalish, President of DraftKings North America, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating “Together with the Corbin properties, we’re excited to bring our premier sports betting experience to yet another state and its sports fans,” said Matt Kalish, President, DraftKings North America. “We want to thank the Kentucky General Assembly for passing legislation and Governor Andy Beshear for his support of sports wagering as we look forward to launching our sportsbook product during a busy football season, pending licensure and regulatory approvals.”

Growing Market Presence

If approved, Kentucky would become the 22nd state where DraftKings offers its mobile sportsbook, contributing to the company’s strategic expansion across the nation. The partnership with ECL Corbin demonstrates DraftKings’ commitment to bringing its innovative sports betting platform to new markets and engaging sports fans across the country.

Marc Falcone, co-managing partner of ECL Corbin, expressed excitement about working with DraftKings, stating “The Corbin properties are truly excited to work with DraftKings, one of the country’s leading sportsbook operators. This will be a great relationship for both companies.”

DraftKings’ partnership with ECL Corbin in Kentucky signifies the company’s dedication to expanding its mobile sports betting presence. Pending regulatory approvals, the collaboration will provide sports fans in Kentucky with access to an engaging and innovative sports betting experience, aligning with DraftKings’ commitment to responsible gaming practices and broader market accessibility.