July 13, 2020

DraftKings opens temporary retail sportsbook in Colorado

DraftKings opens temporary retail sportsbook in Colorado

DraftKings and Twin River Worldwide Holdings have both announced the opening of a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

Guests were allowed to place bets at the location (which is currently temporary), starting July 10 They will be allowed to place bets on all major US sports, especially professional and college leagues.

Construction on a permanent sportsbook location within the casino has also started, and it is expected to open for business just in time for the start of the football season. The completed sportsbook will feature a large bar, a wall of TVs and a VIP lounge area.

Mardi Gras Casino, which Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquired back in January 2019, has joined together with DraftKings to give the sports betting giant access to Colorado’s market in January this year.

Legal sports betting was launched in Colorado this May. The handle for the first month reached $25.5 million, despite the absence of major sporting events and lack of retail offering available.

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