The transition to DraftKings Sportsbook app is set to begin on January 18.
US.- DraftKings has announced that it will become the official sportsbook provider of the Oregon Lottery. DraftKings Sportsbook will replace the current Scoreboard app.
The transition to the new app is set to begin on January 18. The current Scoreboard customers will be able to create a DraftKings account and transfer their funds to the new DraftKings Sportsbook app. Bettors will still have access to transaction histories, account information and the withdraw facility for six months after the transition.
DraftKings’ agreement with the Oregon Lottery marks the second exclusive lottery deal the company has made after partnering in 2019 with the New Hampshire Lottery.
Paul Liberman, co-founder and President of Global Technology and Product at DraftKings said: “DraftKings is thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we build out a coast-to-coast presence with our top-rated online sportsbook for these fans to experience ahead of the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl.
“The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organisations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”
Barry Pack, Director, Oregon Lottery added: “We’re excited about the improved experience for our players – including the ability to make same game parlay bets. DraftKings is a premier provider in the US.
“We see benefits for lottery too, as the shift to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”
In August, the Oregon Lottery approved switching its sports betting app from SBTech Scoreboard to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Unlike other states which allow several companies to offer up both in-person and mobile betting operations, Oregon sports betting has been a single-source operation with the state lottery using the Scoreboard app.