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August 10, 2016

STATEMENT ON MASSACHUSETTS FANTASY SPORTS LAW FROM DRAFTKINGS CEO JASON ROBINS – 8/10/16

“Today is a special day for DraftKings. Boston has always been our home, and on behalf of more than 300 DraftKings employees, we want to thank Governor Baker and the legislature for supporting our company in the city we love.

“Since we started our business in 2012, we have embraced the vibrant technology community in Massachusetts. The tech sector, along with our world-class sports teams, has provided much of our inspiration over the years as we have evolved as a sports-tech company. Numerous members of this community came together to support this initiative and we are fortunate to be part of such a tightknit network of talented entrepreneurs and innovators. This new law gives us the foundation we need so that we can continue to grow right here in Boston.

“Of course, we would not be here without our millions of committed fans who enjoy the fun and excitement that our games provide.  We also want to particularly thank Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Ways and Means Chairs Brian Dempsey and Karen Spilka, Economic Development Chairs Eileen Donoghue and Joseph Wagner, Majority Leaders Ron Mariano and Harriette Chandler, and Senate sponsor Ben Downing.

“DraftKings could not be prouder of our Boston roots, and we look forward to continuing as a hub for innovation and jobs in Massachusetts for years to come.”

– Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings

August 10, 2016