DraftKings Opens Colorado Sportsbook
DraftKings Inc. and Twin River Worldwide Holdings have opened a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. It began accepting wagers on Friday, July 10.
On July 10, DraftKings Inc. and Twin River Worldwide Holdings (TRWH) debuted a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. The temporary sportsbook, located on the first floor of the casino, will feature eight self-service betting kiosks, a cashier window and several large flat screened TVs throughout the space.
“As our partners at Mardi Gras Casino work to expand their current operations and location, we are thrilled to come together to provide the most exciting, real time gaming opportunities as sports begin to make their return,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings’ chief business officer. “DraftKings and Mardi Gras Casino are committed to providing a safe, immersive and entertaining gaming environment to ensure sports fans in Colorado have the most enjoyable experience possible.”
The sportsbook is the seventh DraftKings-branded retail location, joining locations in Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey and New York. Once complete, the permanent sportsbook will include a large feature bar, a wall of TVs and a VIP Lounge. Sports fans in Colorado will now be able to legally place bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional and college football, baseball, professional and college basketball, hockey, golf and auto racing, among other sports both online and in person.
“This partnership with DraftKings allows us to provide an unmatched sports betting experience to Coloradans, not only with their mobile betting access, but also with this exciting DraftKings retail sportsbook location,” said George Papanier, TRWH president and CEO. “We are looking forward to introducing our guests to the fully renovated space in the coming months and until that time, are glad to be able to give our guests the ability to safely start placing bets as many professional sports begin to resume in the coming weeks.”
Mardi Gras Casino has a number of safety precautions in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all guests, including requiring face coverings for all individuals, the use of handheld thermometers, requiring guests utilize social distancing and increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas.
Alongside the new retail location, DraftKings’ sportsbook is also available for mobile download in Colorado on both iOS and Android.