DraftKings fined for self-exclusion breach

DraftKings has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine.
DraftKings has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine.

The Boston-based sports book failed to update its self-exclusion lists, breaching licence requirements.

US.- DraftKings has been issued a $5,000 fine by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) for failing to comply with self-exclusion rules.

According to Iowa law, licensed operators are required to update their own lists with data from Iowa’s self-exclusion database. The IRGC updated its self-exclusion list on December 26 last year, and licence holders had until January 2, 2020, to update their own lists.

But DraftKing failed to update its own records. The company admitted the failure and has accepted the $5,000 fine.

This is not the first fine to be issued to DraftKings by the IRGC. It was previously issued a $1,000 penalty for allowing customers on the self-exclusion list to open daily fantasy sports accounts.

DraftKings began offering its retail sportsbook in Iowa in 2019, and expanded into the online market in February 2020.