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DraftKings Teams Up with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort on First Retail Sportsbook

Agreement Between Premier Casino and DraftKings Sets New Standard for Sports Betting in Mississippi

BOSTON (November 12, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, Mississippi to officially open DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, following receipt of license from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, among other required regulatory approvals. Opening November 16, 2018, the sportsbook will transform Scarlet Pearl’s existing PRL Bar into a multi-screen betting and social destination for sports lovers.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, whose leadership has a high bar for quality and a forward-thinking approach to sports betting; a perfect fit for DraftKings,” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “We’re excited to bring and offer an innovative sports betting experience to sports fans in one of the largest and most competitive gaming markets in the U.S.”

DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook will offer a superior customer experience that includes the opportunity to wager on dozens of sports. In addition, the sportsbook will soon offer live, in-game betting with three windows, giving sports fans a variety of ways to place their bets. Pending regulatory approval, the sportsbook will incorporate on-site kiosks and an on-premise mobile app.

“We are excited to introduce DraftKings, a ‘New Way’ to game for our current and future guests,” Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort CEO LuAnn Pappas said. “Our collaboration with DraftKings is an opportunity for us to continue to set high standards on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and give our players a new home for sports betting.”

Directing the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook team will be Nicholas “Nico” Sfanos, who previously ran sportsbooks for Station Casinos throughout Nevada.

Through the launch of DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, DraftKings will once again be at the forefront of innovation within the world of sports and entertainment. The company anticipates this step to serve as yet another vital one in making “The Game Inside the Game” accessible to sports fans everywhere.

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, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

About Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort (scarletpearlcasino.com) boasts 300 modern hotel rooms, a variety of dining options, a boutique and the Gulf Coast’s most modern gaming floor. With over 1,170 slots including 80 video poker machines, 37 table games, and now the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook, guests are sure to discover “The New Way” to win. Scarlet Pearl also features an event center and a championship level miniature golf course.

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DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

Kelly.Snelson@scarletpearlcasino.com

DraftKings Chooses Resorts Casino Hotel as Licensing Partner for Online Sports Betting in New Jersey

BOSTON, Mass. (June 1, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. and Resorts Casino Hotel announced today that DraftKings has chosen Resorts Casino Hotel to be its New Jersey licensing partner, satisfying an expected regulatory requirement for DraftKings to offer an online sports betting product in the state.

“We are excited to work with Resorts Hotel Casino to bring our new DraftKings sportsbook to New Jersey,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of DraftKings. “As a tech savvy and a long-term growth oriented organization, Resorts Hotel Casino aligns perfectly with our customer-focused, innovation culture.”

DraftKings has been preparing for several months to quickly enter the New Jersey market and begin offering sports fans a unique and innovative sports betting product, leveraging its industry-leading technology and over 10 million customers.

“We are at a pivotal moment in the development of sports betting in the U.S.,” said Morris Bailey, owner of Resorts Casino Hotel. “We are delighted to be able to have DraftKings utilize our gaming license in New Jersey. DraftKings continues to be at the forefront of sports entertainment innovation, and today’s announcement is the first step in being able to offer customers in New Jersey the most dynamic sports betting platform.”

Pending the adoption of state laws authorizing sports wagering, DraftKings plans to leverage its experience in developing popular daily fantasy sports contests to launch a sports betting app along with a web-based platform.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers sports games across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

About Resorts Casino Hotel

The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Property, is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and recently celebrated a major milestone – their 40th anniversary. Winner of 20 Casino Player Magazine 2017 “Best of Gaming Awards,” Resorts Casino Hotel has undergone $100

million in renovations, including the all new state-of-the-art Resorts Conference Center, a large $25 million room renovation project and the $35 million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville themed entertainment complex with the only beach bar, Landshark Bar & Grill, on the Atlantic City sand, open  year-round.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring five eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom.

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DraftKings

media@draftkings.com

 

Resorts Casino Hotel

Heather Menzano

hmenzano@resortsac.com

DraftKings and Jägermeister Partner to Launch “The Real Shot” for Soccer

First of its Kind Bracket-Style Soccer Game With an All-Expenses Paid Trip Prize Offering

Boston, MA and White Plains, NY (May 23, 2018) – DraftKings Inc. and Jägermeister today announced they will introduce “The Real Shot,” a bracket-style soccer competition that will let U.S. soccer fans adopt a team to carry with them throughout the world’s biggest international soccer tournament. With this new and exclusive game style, DraftKings and Jägermeister are hoping Americans who don’t have a team in the tournament will adopt one through this engaging product and still have some skin in the game for what is expected to be the most talked about sporting event of the year.

“We are proud to offer sports fans in America an exciting way to be a part of the biggest soccer tournament in the world through this partnership with Jägermeister,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer of DraftKings. “Sports is one of the fastest growing forms of content, accelerated by fan engagement and participation, and we are committed to bringing top-tier content to our extremely engaged customer base.”

How to Play “The Real Shot”: 

  • – Start by picking a “Real Shot” team to win the tournament and be placed in that team’s community
  • – Then, pick a winner for each of the 48 matches and accrue points based on DraftKings’ customized scoring system, which will be reflected in two leaderboards: “The Meister Leaderboard,” which includes all fans, and the “Community Leaderboard,” which includes all fans that selected the same team
  • – Players earn extra points by engaging with content on the DraftKings site throughout the competition
  • – All points and rankings from the group play will carry over to the knockout stage
  • – Fans will be tasked with picking a winning team for each game of the knockout phase: Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and the Final

Prizing:

  • – Top 500 “Meister Leaders” on the Meister Leaderboard at the end of group play will receive Jägermeister branded prizes
  • – Top five “Community Meisters” on each Community Leaderboard at the end of the tournament will win country-specific prizing from their community team and a Jägermeister branded jacket
  • – The fan that finishes the competition with the most points overall will be named “The Meister” and win the ultimate fan experience: an all-expenses-paid trip to the winning team’s country to celebrate sweet victory like a local. Enjoy a VIP soccer experience, including game tickets, transportation, and swag, plus extra cash so you can roll like a Meister

“With millions of engaged soccer fans in the U.S., Jägermeister, the unofficial shot of football worldwide, believes every fan has a real team and every team has a real shot at winning,” said Chris Peddy, Chief Marketing Officer of Mast-Jägermeister U.S. “We are thrilled to be partnering with DraftKings to launch this first-to-market bracket-style competition that offers consumers a compelling, integrated sports experience and positions Jägermeister as the perfect way to enjoy the game.”

To learn more about – and sign-up for – DraftKings’ and Jägermeister’s “The Real Shot” program, please visit: https://live.draftkings.com/games/realshot/

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

About Jägermeister

Introduced over 80 years ago, Jägermeister, German for “Master Hunter,” is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States. Ranked 9th by Impact International’s definitive Top 100 Premium Spirit Brands, this herbal liqueur is one of the most successful premium brands worldwide and available in 135 countries around the world. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc., White Plains, NY. Visit www.jagermeister.com and follow @JagermeisterUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. DRINK RESPONSIBLY

 

Media Contacts:

DraftKings

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Jägermeister

Lauren Jangl

ljangl@jagermeister.com

DraftKings Hires Sean Hurley as Head of Sportsbook

Experienced iGaming Executive to Oversee Sports Betting Operation

Boston, MA (February 26, 2018) – DraftKings, Inc. today announced Sean Hurley has been hired as the new Head of Sportsbook to help build, launch and drive the sports betting vertical at DraftKings. In this newly created role, Hurley will report to Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder, Matt Kalish.

“Sean brings a wealth of gaming experience to DraftKings and furthers our ability to be a leader in the sports betting market,” said Kalish.

Hurley will be based in DraftKings’ newly opened office in Hoboken, New Jersey. He will focus on preparing Sportsbook as a potential new line of business for DraftKings in anticipation of the pending Supreme Court decision in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Prior to joining DraftKings, Hurley gained extensive knowledge of the iGaming space with senior roles in both B2B and B2C companies. Most recently, Hurley led sales and commercial for Amelco, a sportsbook and trading platform supplier based in London.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

Media Contacts:

Media@draftkings.com

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