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Amazon to promote DraftKings odds during Thursday Night Football broadcasts

Amazon to promote DraftKings odds during Thursday Night Football broadcasts

Amazon has selected DraftKings as its sponsor and in-game odds partner for Thursday Night Football (TNF), a live NFL broadcast streamed on Amazon streaming service Prime Video.

The multi-year agreement will involve TNF integrating DraftKings content into the live pregame section of the show, which will include odds and a number of sports betting insights.

Content from DraftKings will be featured within all 15 TNF games played throughout the 2022 NFL season. The first game will take place on 15 September 2022.

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DraftKings beats EBITDA target, but still reports $467.7m Q1 loss

DraftKings beats EBITDA target, but still reports $467.7m Q1 loss

DraftKings’ losses continued to grow to $467.7m in Q1 of 2022, but the business raised its earnings guidance for the year after its EBITDA loss was much lower than its target range for the period.

Revenue grew 33.6% to $417.2m in the quarter.

B2C online betting and gaming continued to make up the vast majority of DraftKings revenue, with revenue from this segment up 41.6% to $386.7m.

DraftKings chief financial officer Jason Park added that revenue in this area would have been $25m higher if not for lower-than-normal hold percentages.

Other revenue, such as revenue from media operations and the operator’s non-fungible token (NFT) “marketplace”, more than doubled to $17.0m.

“DraftKings delivered significant growth across our key revenue and performance metrics,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings’ co-founder, chief executive officer and chairman. “We are not seeing any impact from inflationary pressures on customer demand, and we continue to improve the user experience by adding breadth ..

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Californians to vote on legalising online betting this year

Californians to vote on legalising online betting this year

A proposition to allow online sports betting in California – but with licence fees of up to $100m – will to appear on the state’s ballot this November.

Flutter chief executive Peter Jackson confirmed that the measure – backed by Flutter’s FanDuel brand, as well as DraftKings and BetMGM – was set to appear on the ballot this November, having gained more than the required 997,139 signatures.

“We’re very excited abut the Californian situation,” he said. “Clearly getting to this stage was not straightforward but we’re very, very happy to be on the ballot.”

These signatures must still be verified, though the measure reportedly has enough signatures that this is expected to be a formality. If it appears on the ballot and is approved by a majority of voters, it will become law.

The measure is titled the California Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative (2022), as 85% of tax proceeds will gowards reducing homelessness. Sports wagering will be taxed ..

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New Yorkers using multiple mobile betting apps, research suggests

New Yorkers using multiple mobile betting apps, research suggests

Mobile sports betting players in New York use an average of 3.3 apps to place bets, suggesting a lack of operator loyalty, according to research from mobile gaming customer acquisition company Betting Hero.

The research took place over March 2022 and assessed the answers of 215 respondents aged 21-64.

Most of the respondents (83%) were male.

The research revealed a number of key facts about New York’s mobile sports betting market, which opened on 10 January 2022.

Respondents reported using an average of 3.3 apps to place mobile sports bets. This is more than in New Jersey where an average of 2.8 apps are used.

A total of 23% of respondents stated they used four apps, while 19% used two apps. Using three apps was the third most popular choice, at 18%.

Six percent of respondents reported using six apps, while 4% reported using seven.

Turning to operators, 63% of sports bettors included DraftKings in their lists when asked to name as many real-money online sportsbooks as they could..

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DraftKings to offer sports betting in Puerto Rico with Foxwoods deal

DraftKings to offer sports betting in Puerto Rico with Foxwoods deal

DraftKings and Foxwoods operator the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have expanded their partnership in order to allow the online betting giant to take bets in Puerto Rico through a sportsbook at Foxwoods El San Juan Casino.

Subject to receiving licences and approvals, DraftKings will host a retail sportsbook at the tribe’s casino in Puerto Rico’s capital. The sportsbook is expected to open “in the coming weeks”.

The two operators already partnered to allow the DraftKings brand access to the Connecticut market. In Connecticut the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is one of only two permitted online gaming operators and three permitted sportsbook operators.

“We have made tremendous strides in the sports betting space in our relationship with DraftKings, who has continued to be a valuable partner, through our online and retail experiences in the state of Connecticut,” said Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chairman Rodney Butler. “As we expand our partnership with DraftKings to the ..

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Iowa sports betting handle doubles year-on-year in January

Iowa sports betting handle doubles year-on-year in January

Bettors in Iowa staked $303.3m in the first month of 2022, meaning handle more than doubled year-on-year.

Amounts wagered for January was up 102.9% from January 2021’s $149.5m total figures from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show.

This was driven entirely by mobile betting, with customers staking $275.9m during the month, a 128.4% jump.

Retail, on the other hand, actually declined from January 2021, with stakes down 4.5% to $27.5m.

Caesars led the way in terms of handle, with customers staking $112.7m through its mobile sportsbook, setting it ahead of DraftKings which reported $68.9m in mobile stakes, and FanDuel on $44.1m.

For retail, it was the FanDuel sportsbook at the Diamond Jo Worth Casino that led the way, with $8.7m staked. Penn National’s Ameristar II in Council Bluffs followed with customers wagering $5.4m at its Barstool Sportsbook, and the Caesars Sportsbook at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs on $3.9m.

From the statewide handle of $303.3m across all chan..

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Gaming giants form new body in push for uniform standards and safeguards

Gaming giants form new body in push for uniform standards and safeguards

A host of real-money gambling and gaming businesses have formed the Global Gaming Alliance, a new forum that aims to address shared challenges as the market for real-money, free-to-play and console gaming evolves.

The GGA brings together real-money operators Entain and DraftKings, Facebook parent Meta, and mobile games developers 89Trillion and Habby to create a fair and sustainable industry.

The collective has published a white paper, Responsible Gaming is Everyone’s Business, which calls on gaming companies to follow best practice on issues such as diversity, transparency and player protection. In particular, the white paper highlights a need for greater diversity, more accessible and relatable games for a wider range of players, and controls to ensure play remains sustainable.

The initiative launches with the gaming sector booming. Quoting third party figures, the white paper points out that there were an estimated 2.9 billion players worldwide at the end of last year. Revenue..

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