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DRAFTKINGS INTRODUCES BRACKETS FOR MARCH MADNESS

Features $64K Free Entry Option Nationally and Company’s First Cash Bracket Ever in New Jersey

BOSTON, March 12, 2019 – DraftKings Inc., today announced the launch of its Brackets product for March Madness, marking the first time that people can use the DraftKings Sportsbook app to fill out their brackets and win cash for their selections. Customers can enter public or create private contests at the beginning of the tournament, as well as starting in the Round of 32 or Sweet 16 for interactive play during each round.

“As American sports fans during March Madness, we are all playing bracket contests with our friends, family and co-workers,” said Matt Kalish, DraftKings Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder. “By launching Brackets on DraftKings Sportsbook, we are bringing the number one-way fans engage with March Madness to the biggest stage—DraftKings’ industry-leading fantasy sports and sportsbook apps.”

DraftKings players will see two headline contests in the Sportsbook app today for entry—a free-to-play bracket with $64,000 in prizes available nationally and a $100,000 bracket only for customers in New Jersey that costs $20 to enter. College basketball and sports betting fans alike can expect more contests to open prior to the beginning of the tournament, too. Using the app’s “Reserve A Seat” function, players can hold a spot in various contests until the teams are selected on March 17.

To provide customers with the most complete tournament experience available, Brackets on DraftKings Sportsbook will be joined by both traditional sports betting as well as daily fantasy offerings. DraftKings customers can also use the Sportsbook app to set up private pools for their free brackets to play with friends across the country. 

For more details on Brackets and everything DraftKings will offer for March Madness, please visit DraftKings’ March Madness hub here. Sports fans across the country can select and submit their bracket picks on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at sportsbook.draftkings.com. 

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com                

DRAFTKINGS BRINGS ITS HIGH-TECH SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR VETERANS BACK TO TEXAS

“Tech for Heroes” to be offered free-of-charge to Austin area service members

BOSTON, March 4, 2019 – DraftKings will be hosting its Tech for Heroes (TfH) initiative in Austin this month, providing military veterans and spouses with free, comprehensive, high-tech job skills training.

“Since launching Tech for Heroes in 2018, DraftKings has provided high tech-focused jobs skills training to recent and returning veterans and their spouses across the country,” said Paul Liberman, DraftKings Co-Founder and COO. “We’re thrilled to kickoff our 2019 Tech for Heroes veteran trainings in Austin. After a great first year, DraftKings is committed to building on that momentum and helping 100 more veterans in more cities in 2019.”

Working in partnership with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, the four-week training in Austin will be taught by a certified instructor from Galvanize, a coding and data science talent development company. The initiative will focus on teaching veterans and military spouses web development skills, and upon completion, students will receive certified proficiency through Galvanize. DraftKings employees will also work with the veterans to grow their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech through mentoring.

“The Tech for Heroes program made a huge impact on the veteran community in Austin, and across the country, last year,” said VetsinTech founder Katherine Webster. “We’re happy to be working with DraftKings once again to bring this program back to Austin and serve such an important mission, training our nation’s veterans in the job skills needed to compete in today’s job market.”

In 2019, DraftKings will continue to expand the Tech for Heroes program to cities across the U.S., training 100 veterans or military spouses by year-end. For additional information on the DraftKings Tech for Heroes program and to inquire about joining a class, please visit DraftKings Tech for Heroes.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

About VetsinTech

VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment – the 3E’s!

DraftKings Media Contact:

media@draftkings.com                

UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK STUDENTS WIN DRAFTKINGS PITCH COMPETITION AT MIT SLOAN SPORTS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

Thomas Bobyn, Grant Frey and Micah Hesman Take Home Cash Prize, DraftKings Internships for New Esports Game Concept

BOSTON, March 1, 2019 – The University of New Brunswick’s Thomas Bobyn, Grant Frey and Micah Hesman won first place at today’s second annual DraftKings Pitch Competition at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. DraftKings, the leading sports-tech media and entertainment company, invited students from across the globe to submit a pitch for game ideas revolving around either a new fantasy sport, a novel way to play fantasy for a current DraftKings sport, or a new idea for the DraftKings Sportsbook.

“The winning idea by the University of New Brunswick team demonstrated a soundness of both game analysis and business application,” said Greg Karamitis, Senior Vice President of Fantasy Sports at DraftKings. “This competition really enables students to step away from the classroom and flex their entrepreneurial skills, and we appreciate the thoughtfulness each team displayed throughout the process.”

For their first-place efforts, Thomas Bobyn, Grant Frey and Micah Hesman will receive cash prizes, internships at DraftKings, which is headquartered in Boston, and lunch with CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins. The second and third place teams will also receive cash prizes and special access to sporting events.

DraftKings whittled the applicant field down to just five teams. Each of the finalist teams had five minutes to present its game idea to a panel of judges, comprised of executives from DraftKings, professors from MIT, and fellow analytics industry experts. Students from a variety of universities and colleges competed for the grand prize.

This is DraftKings’ second year hosting the competition in partnership with MIT Sloan to drive innovation in their products and offer students the unique opportunity to have direct access to the company and its senior leadership to pitch their ideas.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

DraftKings Media Contact:

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DraftKings Delivers Knockout Gaming Experience in Collaboration with SHOWTIME Sports®

First-Ever Boxing Game for the Expanding Sports Entertainment Platform, Exclusive to SHOWTIME Sports, Debuts for SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Event

BOSTON (February 28, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. and SHOWTIME Sports today announced a collaboration that will combine forces to immerse boxing fans in the sport they love through a custom Pick ‘Em style game exclusive to SHOWTIME Sports that debuts with this Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event on March 2nd.

This new Pick ‘Em style game asks players to choose the winner of each televised fight, determine the method of victory and predict when the bout will end for all SHOWTIME boxing events including SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, ShoBox: The New Generation®, SHOWTIME Boxing: Special Edition and SHOWTIME PPV®. Players will be awarded points based on the number of correct predictions in each boxing match. Prizing for individual fight cards includes $5,000 in winnings with each of the top-five finalists receiving a SHOWTIME Boxing prize pack. Additionally, the overall 2019 Pick ‘Em winner will be awarded a free trip to every 2020 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® event.

To view and play the DraftKings and SHOWTIME Sports Pick ‘Em game please visit www.draftkings.com/showtime

“Our alignment with SHOWTIME Sports is another prime example of our endless efforts to innovate and satisfy our customers with the most comprehensive sports offerings possible,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings. “Boxing draws edge-of-the-seat fans with incredible passion and engagement with the sport, and this collaboration will further our ability to best connect with our burgeoning player community.”

“This unique collaboration with DraftKings delivers an entertaining companion experience for viewers and provides a year-long connection to all SHOWTIME boxing events,” said Stephen Espinoza, President Sports & Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.  “We’re excited to align with a leading sports-tech entertainment brand in the U.S. as SHOWTIME Sports continues to deliver fresh and innovative ways for fans to enjoy the best that boxing has to offer.” 

Boxing is among the most storied and popular sports in the world with a passionate fan base, both domestically and internationally. Viewership trends for televised combat sports spectacles have been consistently impressive in recent years, with boxing accounting for the top selling pay-per-view television events in history. To serve this large and growing fanbase, DraftKings and SHOWTIME Sports are reshaping the fan sports entertainment experience through a creative collaboration, which will include custom fantasy games and other gaming innovations.

This Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event will be the first opportunity for fans to play this Pick ‘Em style game. Saturday’s three-fight telecast is headlined by former world champion Erislandy Lara challenging undefeated WBA Super Welterweight Champion Brian Castaño plus the return of heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz.

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About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About SHOWTIME Sports

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. Viewers can also watch on computers at Showtime.com. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™ and Smithsonian Channel Plus™. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

Media Contacts: DraftKings

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SHOWTIME Sports
Matt Donovan

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO MULTI-STATE AGREEMENT WITH DRAFTKINGS

Multi-Year Deal Includes Online Gaming Market Access, Events and New Revenue Streams

LAS VEGAS, BOSTON, February 25, 2019 – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment company, and DraftKings, the leading sports-tech entertainment brand in the U.S., have reached an agreement under which Caesars will offer DraftKings market access for its online gaming products, subject to passage of applicable laws and the parties securing applicable gaming licenses. DraftKings’ market access is exclusive to Caesars across certain states in which Caesars operates casino properties.

“Caesars’ agreement with DraftKings, their first multi-state partnership, brings together the established leaders in gaming, daily fantasy sports and sports betting to provide customers more options,” said Mark Frissora, President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “This alliance is the latest initiative by Caesars to capitalize on our database, generate a new revenue stream in a growth market and raise our profile in sports, in part by creating new sports-themed guest experiences at our resorts across the country.”

Since they were first to market in New Jersey with the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook in August of 2018, DraftKings has led the state in mobile sports betting revenue every month. In January 2019 mobile sports betting accounted for nearly 80 percent of the total sports betting revenue in New Jersey. [1] 

“Partnering with such a world class gaming organization will expedite our national roll-out process and give us the opportunity to work alongside one the largest and most established industry leaders in the world,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of DraftKings. “We look forward to collaborating with Caesars Entertainment on creating the most innovative and engaging sports and entertainment products and events for our customers.”

DraftKings will promote Caesars Entertainment as its official casino resort partner in the states where the companies collaborate, and Caesars Entertainment will receive DraftKings equity. Caesars can also continue to offer their own branded sports betting and online casino apps in each of these jurisdictions – and will maintain their own primary access in all states according to regulation under the agreement.

About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company.  Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions.  Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names.  Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos.  Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.  Caesars Entertainment is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and by the use of words such as “will,” or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events.

You are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and, consequently, the actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, growth in the sports gaming industry and our ability to respond to changes in the industry, prevailing economic conditions from time to time, the passage of applicable laws, receipt of any necessary regulatory approvals, and may include other factors described from time to time in Caesars’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Caesars undertakes no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

Caesars Media Contact:

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Caesars Entertainment

jforkish@caesars.com

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[1] https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/Financials/PressRel2019/January2019.pdf

DraftKings Prepares to Launch Sports Betting in West Virginia

Penn National Gaming Provides Market Access to Industry Leader

BOSTON (December 18, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced today that it has reached a licensing agreement with an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: NASDAQ), the operator of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia. The agreement allows sports fans in the Mountain State to access DraftKings Sportsbook, the leading mobile and online sports betting platform, pending regulatory approvals.

“We are thrilled to work with Penn National Gaming to bring our online sportsbook product to West Virginia,” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “We look forward to serving sports fans in the Mountain State and building on the immense success we have had in leading the New Jersey market. With over 90 percent of sports bettors returning to play after trying DraftKings Sportsbook, we are confident we can deliver on being the best place to play for West Virginia consumers.”

DraftKings Sportsbook will offer a superior and engaging online sports betting experience that includes live, in-game betting, the opportunity to wager on major and niche international and U.S. sports, as well as new features such as Sportsbook Pools for NFL, NBA and NHL.

“We are pleased to help welcome DraftKings to West Virginia,” said John Finamore, Sr. Vice President of Regional Operations for Penn National Gaming. “We believe the state will certainly benefit from DraftKings’ tremendous brand awareness and expertise in providing customers a quality online sports betting experience.”

DraftKings continues to raise the bar for sports betting, entertainment and innovation – with an online sportsbook in New Jersey, as well as brand new retail sportsbooks in the Garden State and Mississippi – and has been preparing to enter the West Virginia market for some time. The company is now in position to give fans a unique and dynamic sports betting product, leveraging its industry-leading technology, market leading position, and more than 10 million registered customers.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. Reflecting the recent completion of the Pinnacle Entertainment transaction the Company now operates 40 facilities in 18 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National facilities feature approximately 49,000 gaming machines, 1,200 table games and approximately 9,000 hotel rooms. The Company also offers social online gaming through its Penn Interactive Ventures division and has leading customer loyalty programs with over five million active customers.

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Media Contacts:

DraftKings

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Penn National Gaming

Eric Schippers

Eric.Schippers@pngaming.com

DraftKings Expands MMA Offering Through Partnership with Professional Fighters League

Includes New Pick ‘Em Style Fantasy Game for 2018 World Championship

BOSTON (December 14, 2018) – DraftKings and the Professional Fighters League today announced a strategic partnership that will bring MMA fans a new way to immerse themselves in the sport starting with the PFL Championship on New Year’s Eve.

“The winners in this partnership are MMA fans, first with fantasy and eventually gaming,’” said Donn Davis, Co-Founder and Chairman of Professional Fighters League. “PFL is re-imagining MMA, and we look forward to collaborating with DraftKings to offer new engagement for fans while creating new revenue streams for our business.”

The PFL season started with 72 fighters and concludes with the best two fighters in each of the six weight classes competing in six final fights in one epic night. The 2018 PFL World Championship Pick ‘Em fantasy game is easy to play, as sports fans simply predict four outcomes for each of the six fights: Who will win the fight? What will the method of victory be? In what round will each fight end? At what time within that round will the fight end? The game will feature a live leaderboard for players to track their position in real time, and DraftKings will award $25K in guaranteed prizing.

“Our partnership with the Professional Fighters League is another example of our dedication to innovation and our never-ending quest to expand our sports offerings” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings. “Like our customers, PFL fans are extremely engaged and passionate, and this collaboration is an excellent example of what DraftKings seeks in partners who can connect with our growing community of players.”

MMA has more than 260 million fans worldwide and continues to grow domestically and internationally.[1] To serve this massive MMA fan base, DraftKings and the PFL are reshaping the MMA fan sports entertainment experience through a creative partnership that continues through the 2019 PFL season, which will include additional custom fantasy games and other gaming innovations.

The 2018 PFL World Championship Pick ‘Em fantasy game will launch on Friday, December 21st.

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About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

 

About Professional Fighters League

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport format where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship.  PFL Season has 72 Elite MMA athletes across 6 weight-classes, with each fighting twice in the PFL Regular Season in June, July, and August.  The top 8 fighters in each weight-class advance to the single-elimination PFL Playoffs in October.  The PFL Championship is New Year’s Eve in Madison Square Gardens with the finals in each of six weight classes competing for the $10 million prize pool.  The PFL is broadcast live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and streamed live worldwide on Facebook Watch.  Founded in 2017, the PFL is backed by group of sports, media, and business titans.  For more info visit PFLmma.com.

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

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Professional Fighters League

Dave Donovan

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[1]Forbes.com. (2018, April 18). How The PFL Plans To Change The Way Fans, Fighters And Sponsors See MMA. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2C8OTz2

DraftKings Announces Second Tech Skills Training Program for Massachusetts Veterans

Part of Company’s Growing “Tech for Heroes” Initiative Now Active in Three States

BOSTON (October 19, 2018) – As part of its new Tech for Heroes initiative aimed at helping veterans find gainful employment in the tech sector, DraftKings Inc. announced today that it will be holding a free cybersecurity training class for current and returning Bay State veterans and military spouses who have experience in IT, Networking or CCNA certifications. This free, 5-day class, beginning next week on October 22, 2018, is being offered in partnership with VetsinTech and Palo Alto Networks, one of the leading companies in the cybersecurity industry.

“The core mission of our Tech for Heroes program is to give military veterans and their families the tools and training that will enable them to compete for positions in today’s civilian job market,” said Paul Liberman, co-founder and COO of DraftKings. “Now that we have successfully launched the program in three states, our goal moving forward is to not only grow the program by training as many veterans as possible, but also to expand our course offering to include specialized concentrations such as cybersecurity.”    

This class is being offered as part of the company’s new Tech for Heroes corporate social responsibility initiative which was launched in June. Working with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, Tech for Heroes has provided high-tech skills training to over 75 veterans and military spouses in three cities across the United States.

The first training class was a 10-week course in front-end web development held in Boston and DraftKings has launched additional classes in Austin, Texas, and San Francisco. As part of this program, DraftKings’ employees are working with the veterans to grow their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech. Efforts include resume development, career roadmapping and skills translation as well as peer to peer networking.

The Boston DraftKings Cybersecurity training class is open to current and returning veterans and military spouses in New England. All applicants must submit a copy of their Certificate of Release (DD-214) and a LinkedIn profile. Graduates who successfully complete the course will receive an Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) accreditation.

For more information and to register, please visit: VetsinTech/DraftKings Cybersecurity Training Boston. Additional information on the DraftKings Tech For Heroes program can be obtained at: Tech for Heroes.

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About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

 

DraftKings’ High-Tech Jobs Skills Training Program Now Open for Texas Veterans

“Tech for Heroes” Initiative to Help Former Servicemembers Transition from Military to Civilian Life   

BOSTON (September 18, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced today that it is expanding its Tech for Heroes initiative to Austin, Texas. The eight-week course, beginning October 9 and offered free of charge, is designed to provide high-tech job skills training to current and returning veterans and military spouses, so they can expand their knowledge base and find gainful employment in the tech sector.

“The Tech for Heroes program was designed with one goal in mind–help veterans gain a real advantage in an extremely competitive tech industry,” said Paul Liberman, co-founder and COO of DraftKings. “The skills acquired

through the program can be applied to nearly any company, no matter their size or industry, giving each individual the ability to explore career paths of all types. These individuals have all made tremendous sacrifices in service to our country and this program is one way we are showing our collective appreciation.”

Working in partnership with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, DraftKings launched the company’s first corporate social responsibility initiative in June with its inaugural Tech for Heroes training class taking place in Boston. Last month, the company announced an expansion of the program to San Francisco, California, where it is training more than 30 veterans and military spouses in web development.

“We are excited to continue the expansion of the Tech for Heroes program to Austin. The partnership with DraftKings has allowed us to impact so many veterans and their families all accross the country, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring this life changing training to Texas,” said Katherine Webster, founder and CEO of VetsinTech.

DraftKings’ employees will be working with the veterans to grow their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech. Efforts include resume development, career roadmapping and skills translation as well as peer to peer networking.

For additional information on the DraftKings Tech For Heroes program and to inquire about joining a class, please visit Tech for Heroes.

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About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About VetsinTech

VetsinTech supports current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in education, entrepreneurship, and employment.

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

DraftKings Announces High-Tech Jobs Skills Training Program for Bay Area Veterans

“Tech for Heroes” Initiative to Help Former Service Men and Women Transition from Military to Civilian Life   

BOSTON (August 16, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced today that it is expanding its Tech for Heroes initiative to San Francisco. This eight-week course, offered free of charge, is designed to provide high-tech job skills training to current and returning veterans and their spouses, so they can expand their knowledge base and find gainful employment in the tech sector upon completion of their military service.

“While there are a lot of opportunities in today’s tech market, it is also extremely competitive, so we want to make sure that those who have made tremendous sacrifices in service to our country are well equipped to compete for those jobs,” said Paul Liberman, co-founder and COO of DraftKings. “We designed our Tech for Heroes class in San Francisco to be responsive to the job market and in a subject that can be applied to nearly any company, no matter their size or industry.”

Working in partnership with the national nonprofit VetsinTech, DraftKings launched the company’s first corporate social responsibility initiative in June, with its first training class in Boston on front-end web development. In addition to Boston and San Francisco, the company has plans to expand the program to additional cities in the coming months.

“DraftKings has such a deep understanding of cutting edge technology and what is required to work in the tech industry, so we are fortunate to have them as a partner in advancing the mutual goal of helping veterans interested in pursuing careers in high-tech,” said Katherine Webster, founder and CEO of VetsinTech.

DraftKings employees will be working with the veterans as mentors to deepen their understanding of employment opportunities at high-tech companies and to further support the veteran graduates pursuing careers in tech.

DraftKings recently announced the establishment of a new office located in the core of downtown San Francisco, which will be home to some of the company’s growth marketing executives and their team. This office will focus primarily on building out a best-in-class growth marketing organization, expanding the DraftKings digital brand and driving customer acquisition.

For additional information on the DraftKings Tech For Heroes program and to inquire about joining a class, please visit Tech for Heroes.

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About DraftKings

DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About VetsinTech

VetsinTech supports current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in education, entrepreneurship, and employment.

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