DraftKings and ECL Corbin Partner to Debut Online Sportsbook in Kentucky
DraftKings Inc. is set to introduce its online sportsbook in Kentucky on September 28, 2023, following an agreement secured with ECL Corbin, LLC, an entity under ECL Entertainment, LLC, associated with The Mint Gaming Hall at Cumberland and Cumberland Run. This collaboration permits the digital igaming entity, DraftKings, to extend its online sports betting services to the Kentucky market.
From the mentioned date, qualifying Kentucky patrons will gain the ability to place wagers on an array of collegiate and professional sports, ranging from the NCAA to the NBA. The available betting formats will include options like in-game betting, player props, and special odds boost selections.
In anticipation of the launch, DraftKings has allied with notable Kentucky Sports Radio host, Matt Jones. Marking the event, Jones is slated to broadcast his show directly from The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland in Williamsburg, also highlighting the ceremonial inauguration of the betting via the DraftKings Sportsbook application.
For those preferring an in-person experience, the recently unveiled DraftKings Sportsbook physical locations at The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland in Williamsburg and Cumberland Run in Corbin will be at their service.
DraftKings remains steadfast in its dedication to foster responsible and inclusive environments for individuals to innovate and construct. A key facet of this approach is represented by the DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S. initiative, which emphasizes Service, Equity, Responsible Gaming, Vitality, Entrepreneurship, and Sports. Ensuring safe gaming practices is central to this mission, with DraftKings utilizing advanced technology, comprehensive staff training, and consumer resources.
Kentucky customers can delve into the latest betting scenarios by procuring the DraftKings Sportsbook application, compatible with both iOS and Android. For membership inquiries and benefits, potential users are encouraged to visit the DraftKings website. If individuals require assistance or are facing issues with gambling, they are urged to contact the dedicated helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER.
“Kentucky marks the 24th Jurisdiction overall where DraftKings is live, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver sports fans across Kentucky with our safe and legal mobile DraftKings Sportsbook app,” said Matt Kalish, President, DraftKings North America. “It’s an exciting time of year with the NFL and college football seasons currently underway, and we look forward to being the ultimate host, providing customers with a seamless and enjoyable sports betting experience.”
“I am excited to team up with DraftKings and their top-rated sportsbook to deliver KSR listeners and sports fans across Kentucky with engaging content and the latest DraftKings offerings,” said Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones. “We at KSR wanted to make sure that we were working with the best company for those eligible to wager in Kentucky, and I am ecstatic that we have done just that. We are just kicking things off in Kentucky and looking forward to celebrating more milestones with DraftKings.”
“We’re excited that eligible Kentucky residents will have expanded access to sports betting through DraftKings’ acclaimed online sportsbook,” said Henry Graffeo, General Manager of The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland and Cumberland Run. “I can’t think of a more appropriate person than Matt Jones to make the ceremonial online bet as mobile sports wagering comes to Kentucky on September 28. Matt carries a voice that booms across the Commonwealth and has championed bringing sports betting to Kentucky for years. We invite his many fans to come out to The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland to listen to Matt and the KSR crew live, as well as place a wager in person at our betting kiosks or on the DraftKings Sportsbook app while enjoying a great sports viewing experience with more than 50 televisions.”