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DraftKings Launches Sportsbook App in Iowa

Top-Rated Mobile App Follows Launch of Retail Openings in Jefferson, Clinton and Emmetsburg 

BOSTON (February 19, 2020) – DraftKings Inc. today debuted its mobile and online sportsbook in Iowa, allowing anyone inside state lines 21 and over to place bets on their favorite teams and sporting events after in-person registration at any of the three Wild Rose casinos. The app’s launch offers fans a new, easily accessible means of engaging with the sports they love in the state, following the opening of three Wild Rose Sportsbooks powered by DraftKings in fall 2019.

“DraftKings has seen steady fan engagement in Iowa during the last few months at our three Wild Rose sportsbooks across the state, and we couldn’t be more excited to provide customers with our state-of-the-art mobile sports-betting platform,” said Matt Kalish, President, DraftKings North America and co-founder. “We have worked diligently to perfect our sportsbook product since it launched in 2018, and starting today, we’re proud to offer Iowans a safe and responsible place to wager on sports – one that can be accessed conveniently from the palm of their hands.”

Sports bettors in Iowa will be able to place bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional and college football, baseball, professional and college basketball, hockey, golf, auto racing and much more. State law requires bettors to finalize their DraftKings mobile and online sports betting registration in-person at a Wild Rose-DraftKings sportsbook in Clinton, Emmetsburg or Jefferson. After registering in-person, DraftKings customers can bet via the Sportsbook mobile app and online site from anywhere in the state. After January 1, 2021, customers will no longer be required to register in-person. 

“We believe DraftKings is offering the best mobile app yet to Iowa sports betting enthusiasts,” said Tom Timmons, president and COO of Wild Rose. “Since we opened the sportsbooks, we have been deluged with requests for this app. We are happy to offer it now, with the NCAA basketball tournament just around the corner.” 

Another important distinction in Iowa is that sportsbooks are not permitted to accept player proposition wagers involving a university or college in Iowa. This regulation also extends to the opponents in games with Iowa schools. Pre-match and in-game wagering on Iowa schools and their opponents is permitted.   

The DraftKings Sportsbook platform provides fans an all-encompassing, skin-in-the-game experience from premier live wagering options with its FlashBet product, to thousands of featured odds boosts and promotions yearly, plus a wide range of traditional markets on major U.S. and international sports. Plus, for a limited time, new customers can receive a sign-up bonus up to $1,000.

As game action unfolds, DraftKings customers will be able to transition seamlessly between their mobile sportsbook and fantasy apps. Sports fans can place their bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com.

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About DraftKings 

DraftKings is a U.S.-based digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with offerings that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings’ daily fantasy product is available in 8 countries internationally with 15 distinct sport categories. Launched in 2018, DraftKings Sportsbook offers mobile and retail betting for major national and global sports, and currently operates pursuant to state regulations in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. DraftKings is the Official Daily Fantasy Partner of the NFL and PGA Tour as well as an Authorized Gaming Operator of the MLB, NBA and XFL.

About Wild Rose 

Wild Rose is an Iowa-based gaming company that operates three casinos in Clinton, Emmetsburg and Jefferson. Since opening its first casino in June 2006, Wild Rose has welcomed more than 15.5 million people to its three properties with visitors from all 50 states and 27 countries. As a company, Wild Rose casino revenues have generated more than $49 million for community projects and organizations in Greene, Palo Alto and Clinton counties as well as $226 million in state and local fees and taxes.

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DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK COMES TO AMERICA’S HEARTLAND, OPENS IOWA LOCATIONS

Leading Sports Betting Operator Opens Premier Customer Experience at Wild Rose Casino & Resort

BOSTON (October 3, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. and Wild Rose Casino & Resort announced today the opening of three Wild Rose Sportsbooks powered by DraftKings at each of the Wild Rose Casino & Resort locations in Jefferson, Emmetsburg and Clinton, Iowa. The newest sportsbooks add to DraftKings’ already impressive lineup of state-of-the-art retail locations in New York, New Jersey and Mississippi.  Each location will be outfitted with betting kiosks and large videowalls providing an innovative retail sports betting experience that is sure to be a destination for Iowa sports fans and those in the surrounding region. 

“Football season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to bring our retail sports betting experience to Iowa,” said Tim Dent, Chief Compliance Officer at DraftKings. “Our retail locations allow fans to have an exceptional in-person experience with our product and we are proud to show off our industry-leading technological prowess in each of the three locations.  Iowa sports fans are in for a great time.”

The DraftKings Sportsbooks at Wild Rose will bring an immersive and entertaining gaming experience for customers. Each location will feature a large videowall displaying games, a mix of smaller TVs, odds boards and a scrolling ticker with live score updates, stats and other player information. Fans will be able to place wagers at three ticket windows, including one at the cashier in each casino, and six self-service betting kiosks in each of the sportsbooks.

“This sports book powered by DraftKings rounds out the entertainment options Wild Rose presents to its customers. More important, together with DraftKings, we are tapping into an emerging market of fans and players who enjoy the excitement and competition of sports betting,” said Wild Rose President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Timmons. “As they say, ‘Let it Reign.’”

Sports bettors in Iowa will be able to place bets on all major U.S. sports, including: professional and college football, baseball, professional and college basketball, hockey, golf, auto racing and much more seven days a week. The hours of operation at each sportsbook will vary by location.  

An important distinction in Iowa is that sportsbooks are not permitted to accept player proposition wagers involving an Iowa university or college. This regulation also extends to the opponents in games with Iowa schools. Pre-match and in-game wagering on Iowa schools and their opponents is permitted.  

DraftKings and Wild Rose will partner to bring DraftKings’ successful mobile and online sportsbook to Iowa. Once the app is live, Iowa’s sports betting law requires anyone who wants to set up a mobile account to register in person at one of the casinos. The in-person registration requirement expires on Jan. 1, 2021. Meanwhile, customers are encouraged to download the DraftKings Sportsbook app on Android and IOS devices to view the latest offerings and content.

For more information on the new DraftKings Sportsbook at Wild Rose, please visit https://wildroseresorts.com/sportsbook.

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 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports. 

About Wild Rose Casino & Resort

Wild Rose is an Iowa-based gaming company that operates three casinos in Clinton, Emmetsburg and Jefferson. Since opening its first casino in June 2006, Wild Rose has welcomed more than 15.3 million people to its three properties with visitors from all 50 states and 27 countries. As a company, Wild Rose casino revenues have generated approximately $45 million for community projects and organizations in Greene, Palo Alto and Clinton counties as well as nearly $360 million in state and local fees and taxes.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Now Live in the Hoosier State

Customers Able to Place Bets in Indiana Using the Top-Rated Mobile Application

BOSTON (October 3, 2019) – Today DraftKings Inc. debuted its coveted mobile and online sportsbook for Indiana sports fans. Following momentum from DraftKings’ expansion as the top-rated mobile sports betting app in New Jersey and West Virginia, Indiana marks the third state to gain access to the innovative and engaging features offered on the digital sportsbook product.

“DraftKings could not be more thrilled to expand our national reach as states continue to open the market for legalized sports betting,” said Matt Kalish, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at DraftKings. “Since our sportsbook product launched in 2018, we have made it our number-one priority to provide sports fans with a responsible place to wager on a superior and technologically advanced sports-betting platform. With Indiana becoming the latest state to offer legalized online and mobile sports betting, we are excited to provide the top-rated sportsbook app to some of the nation’s most passionate and dedicated sports fans.”

Fans in the Hoosier state will have ample opportunity to bet on their favorite professional teams as well as collegiate sports, including Indiana’s popular Division I college and university sports teams with a variety of pre-match, in-play and player proposition wagers available.

The DraftKings Sportsbook platform provides fans an all-encompassing, skin-in-the-game experience from premier live wagering options with our FlashBet product, to thousands of featured odds boosts and promotions yearly, plus a wide range of traditional markets on major U.S. and international sports.

As game action unfolds, DraftKings customers can toggle seamlessly across the mobile sportsbook and fantasy apps. Sports fans can place their bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com.

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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 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail, allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

Media Contacts:

media@draftkings.com

DraftKings Sportsbook Arrives in West Virginia

The Digital Sportsbook is Officially Available for Customers in The Mountain State

BOSTON (August 28, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. today debuted its Sportsbook app for sports fans in West Virginia. The platform previously made history in New Jersey as the first mobile, online and legal betting offering outside Nevada. The official launch of the DraftKings Sportsbook in West Virginia, the second U.S. state where the product is accessible, follows DraftKings’ licensing agreement with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: NASDAQ) in December 2018, and marks a pivotal next step for national expansion of the product.

“We are thrilled to continue our DraftKings Sportsbook expansion by getting our product into the hands of West Virginians,” said Matt Kalish, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at DraftKings. “We look forward to serving our fans with the top-rated DraftKings Sportsbook app, that features numerous consumer protection features and strives to provide the broadest selection of betting options with the best odds and rewards in West Virginia. DraftKings knows the American sports fan better than anyone, and we look forward to proving that in the Mountain State.”

Having paid out more than $720 million to customers in New Jersey, expansion of the DraftKings Sportsbook app to West Virginia is the latest move in the company’s commitment to providing the best and most enjoyable mobile sports betting product for consumers nationally. Fans in West Virginia will have the opportunity to seamlessly transition between the DraftKings Sportsbook app and the DraftKings Fantasy app to engage with their favorite major and niche sports worldwide.

“We are pleased to help welcome DraftKings to West Virginia,” said John Finamore, Sr. Vice President of Regional Operations at Penn National Gaming.  “They provide a quality online sports betting experience that will benefit their customers and the state.”

Sports fans in New Jersey and West Virginia can place their bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com.

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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 13 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia 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. The Company operates 41 facilities in 19 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National Gaming’s facilities feature approximately 50,500 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 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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Eric Schippers

eric.schippers@pngaming.com

DRAFTKINGS AND PENN NATIONAL GAMING BROADEN PARTNERSHIP

Market Access Deal Positions DraftKings for Rapid U.S. Sportsbook Expansion

BOSTON (July 31, 2019) – DraftKings Inc. today announced an extension of its market access partnership with Penn National Gaming, Inc., which will enable the company to offer its mobile and online Sportsbook product in additional U.S. states, subject to passage of applicable laws and the parties securing necessary gaming licenses.

“With dozens of states having already legalized sports betting or poised to do so in the near future, this expanded partnership ensures DraftKings is positioned to quickly enter new markets,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings chief business officer. “Penn National Gaming brings tremendous resources, people and experience to the partnership and, as we finalized the terms of the deal, it was abundantly clear there is a real synergy between our two companies that bodes very well for the future.”

The expansion builds upon the two companies’ earlier West Virginia market access deal, which was announced in December 2018. DraftKings’ additional market access is exclusive to Penn National Gaming across certain states in which Penn National Gaming operates casino properties.

“DraftKings is a clear leader in the burgeoning sports betting industry, and Penn National is excited to be extending our partnership with Jason Robins and his team,” said Jon Kaplowitz, SVP Interactive for Penn National Gaming. “We believe that DraftKings is well positioned to continue its success in the years to come.”

Since launch, DraftKings has accepted more than 21 million bets and paid out over $650 million in winnings to customers. As the sports betting landscape continues to spread across the country, sports fans who enjoy having ‘skin in the game’ will be able to see first-hand what makes DraftKings a top choice for online and mobile betting. 

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 13 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. 

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Email: media@draftkings.com

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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DraftKings Debuts New Sportsbook Pools Product to Simplify Experience for Casual Players

Latest Betting Format Pools Entries and Awards Prizes for Correctly Predicting Sports Game Outcomes

BOSTON (November 8, 2018) — DraftKings Sportsbook today announced the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, a new and easier way to bet on sports by selecting potential outcomes from a set group of sporting events. The new DraftKings product will provide the opportunity to bet on games like the ones often enjoyed among coworkers in office pools, offering fans a more casual alternative to navigating odds and point spreads. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools will become officially available to play in New Jersey on November 8th.


“Millions of Americans have been playing in sports pools for years with their friends and coworkers, and now one of the most popular ways that fans can get ‘skin in the game’ is live on DraftKings Sportsbook.” said Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings. “DraftKings Sportsbook Pools features simple predictions, such as picking the winner of each NFL game weekly, combined with the potential to win jackpot-style prizes. This product will unquestionably make every game more exciting for DraftKings Sportsbook players of all levels.”

To play DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, sports fans are given a collection of questions related to potential outcomes in a specific game or series of games. Players select from provided responses and submit their entry into a pool where winners are then determined based on the number of correct picks as the real life events unfold. The inaugural DraftKings Sportsbook Pools contest will feature a $20 entry with a minimum of $200,000 in total prizes, including a $100,000 jackpot to be shared among all players who select all Sunday and Monday NFL Week 10 games correctly. For the opening contest, players in New Jersey will receive 20 percent of the prize pool for 11 correct picks, 30 percent for 12 correct picks and 50 percent for making all 13 picks correctly.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app is now viewable from any location, meaning players outside New Jersey can preview DraftKings Sportsbook Pools. Real money wagers and cash outs of open bets will still be limited to occur within New Jersey state lines; sports fans beyond the Garden State will otherwise be granted an unfettered view of DraftKings Sportsbook products and promotions as previews within the app.

For more information about DraftKings Sportsbook Pools, download the DraftKings Sportsbook app for iOS here and Android here.

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