DraftKings to Introduce Online Sportsbook in Maine with Passamaquoddy Tribe
DraftKings Inc. has unveiled its intentions to initiate an online sportsbook in Maine, contingent upon obtaining the necessary licensing and regulatory clearances. This move was facilitated by an agreement with the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
The collaboration with the Passamaquoddy Tribe permits sports enthusiasts aged 21 and above to utilize the DraftKings sportsbook application. This app delivers various wagering possibilities, from pre-match to in-game betting, along with distinctive, internally developed same-game-parlay functions.
Following the unfortunate incidents in Lewiston, ME on October 25, DraftKings has pledged a donation of $100,000 to the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund. This is a gesture to extend assistance to those afflicted. Leveraging Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) as the intermediary, the entire amount donated will be funneled towards the affected individuals and establishments instrumental in Lewiston-Auburn’s recuperative journey. The allocation of the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund’s donations will involve comprehensive local consultation, incorporating insights from MaineCF’s state-wide board, the active participation of MaineCF’s Androscoggin County Committee, and community-oriented steering panels.
Being a fervent member of the American Gaming Association (AGA), DraftKings ardently promotes the AGA’s “Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly™” initiative. This campaign enlightens patrons about the tenets of judicious gaming, emphasizing areas such as sticking to a predefined budget and solely dealing with legitimate, approved operators. In addition to this, DraftKings has showcased its commitment to fostering ethical and inclusive avenues for people via the DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S. program in the igaming industry.
Prospective customers in Maine eager to explore the latest betting landscapes can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app, available for both iOS and Android platforms. Additionally, for more details on the DraftKings Dynasty Rewards membership, one can visit the official site. If individuals require assistance with potential gambling issues, they are encouraged to contact 1-800-GAMBLER. It’s crucial to note that individuals below 21 years are prohibited from participating in sports betting.
“Building a relationship with the Passamaquoddy Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for DraftKings, as we look to bring customers in the state of Maine safe and legal sports betting,” said Jason Robins, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, DraftKings. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with the Maine Gambling Control Unit as we become the official mobile sports betting provider of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and launch in our industry-leading 25th state.”
“The Passamaquoddy Tribe is excited to enter into a mobile sports wagering agreement with DraftKings,” said Chief William Nicholas, Passamaquoddy Tribe. “We couldn’t have landed a better organization in the mobile sports wagering arena, and we look forward to continued progress and investment for future growth in the state of Maine.”
“The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik is incredibly thrilled to have a mobile sports wagering deal with DraftKings,” said Chief Pos Bassett, Pleasant Point Tribal Government. “They are the industry leaders, and we are excited to be a part of bringing a first-class mobile sports wagering experience to Maine. This is a huge step forward for my community and the state.”