DraftKings Set to Launch in Iowa

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Fantasy sports and sportsbetting giant DraftKings is gearing up to offer their services in the Hawkeye State after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved of their operations within the state.

Iowa recently legalized regulated sportsbetting within their borders, and DraftKings was set to move into the football hotbed, signing a licensing agreement with Wild Rose Entertainment. Wild Rose has three casinos that they run, and DraftKings will power their sportsbook under the group's license. Operations will include both retail and online books, with a variety of different sports around the world open for wagers.

Commenting on the developments Wild Rose President Tom Timmons said, "Sports betting is the most energizing change in Iowa gaming since the slot machine. We couldn't be more excited to be the first Iowa casino company to partner with DraftKings, which we view as the most recognizable name in sports gaming.

"With DraftKings' track record in mobile betting, we can reach more fans and customers who love sports. We can't wait to be up and running."

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29 August 2019 - 5:46pm
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Obviously Draft Kings looking to be one of the top operators in US in terms of sporsbetting and casino games offerings which would be a further upgrade of what they've been known in the past and that's Fantasy sports offerings and entering Iowa market is certainly a step forward for them in that regard I think.