Twin River Worldwide Holdings has confirmed an agreement for separate market access partnerships with DraftKings and FanDuel Group in Colorado, giving sports fans in the Centennial State access to the firms’ sportsbook products.
In a statement Twin River said that the deals combine its nationwide experience in gaming and casino operations with “…market-leading sports betting expertise and globally recognizable brands”.
Colorado is the fifth state in the US where the FanDuel Sportsbook platform will be available and is the sixth state to offer the DraftKings’ Sportsbook platform.
The news follows Twin Rivers’ acquisition last week of Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. With the purchase completed, the company also acquired the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado, leading to the creation of these two partnerships. Twin River will retain the third license for its own future use.
The firm’s President and CEO, George Papanier, commented: “Obtaining the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado will expand our footprint in the state well beyond our Arapahoe Park racetrack and off-track betting network.
“These newly-formed partnerships with DraftKings and FanDuel allow us to provide an unmatched sports betting experience to Colorado, not only with their mobile betting access, but also with an exciting DraftKings retail sportsbook location inside one of our newly acquired casinos.”
Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings Chief Business Officer, said: “Coast to coast, DraftKings is committed to providing states across the country with the ultimate experience in legal sports betting. Twin River is committed to providing exciting, real-time gaming opportunities, and we look forward to working alongside them to introduce Colorado sports fans to our award-winning product.”
FanDuel CEO Matt King noted: “Twin River has been engaged in sports betting since the beginning in Rhode Island and Mississippi, and they are an ideal partner as we continue to enter states that open up online and mobile sports betting.
“Colorado has a sensible framework for sports betting, and we are excited to partner with a renowned gaming company like Twin River to bring our market-leading online sports betting experience to Colorado sports fans.”