Today the United States Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). This decision legalizes sports betting – and it’s great news for sports fans. DraftKings believes life is more fun when you have skin in the game, so we’d like to share what today’s news means for you, our valued customers.
Since DraftKings was founded in 2012, our mission has been to bring fans closer to the games they love. Today’s ruling will allow us to further drive fan engagement by harnessing our proven technology to provide you with an innovative online sports betting product.
DraftKings is uniquely positioned to succeed in this dynamic, new market. We are the world’s largest daily fantasy sports platform with almost 10 million users. As an American company, we have a unique, authentic understanding of American sports fans, and already have strong relationships with professional leagues and teams.
So, when can you expect to place a wager through DraftKings? The timing will depend on when individual states move to pass the necessary legislation and set up the regulatory framework that will allow online sports betting. We’re hopeful states will move quickly, but lawmakers need to hear directly from fans like you. You can take action right now by using our tool to contact your lawmakers.
Even with today’s announcement, DraftKings remains fully committed to daily fantasy sports, which will continue to be a major focus for the company. In fact, sports betting and DFS already co-exist in many parts of the world. This powerful combination, combined with live streaming sports and original content, will position DraftKings – The Game Inside The Game – at the center of your fan experience. To celebrate with us, play tonight in the NBA $10K Celebration Free Contest.
As always, we’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way, so be on the lookout for updates. For now, this is a huge win for sports fans everywhere and we’re excited for another opportunity to bring our fans closer to the games they love.