DraftKings Inc has confirmed the official launch of the DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook app and retail location in Illinois this week. 

Having gone live, it means that customers can download the sportsbook app and visit DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis to finish creating their account onsite, providing them with statewide mobile sports betting access. 

DraftKings Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Jason Robins welcomed the launch of the app, saying: “Illinois is home to some of the most passionate sports fans and most iconic sports teams in the entire country.

“DraftKings’ dedication to innovation and providing customers with a premier sports betting experience has made our app the top rated option and we can’t wait for fans in Illinois to discover why.” 

Once their account is created, customers can place a wide variety of bets, including pre-match, live and proposition wagers on several major professional and collegiate athletic events and teams. The app also features a number of promotional offers available only to Illinois customers. 

In addition to mobile and online sportsbook access, DraftKings at Casino Queen offers a retail sportsbook at the newly rebranded physical location in East St. Louis. “We are excited to bring sports betting to Illinois and the St. Louis community,” noted Terry Downey, President, DraftKings at Casino Queen.

“The marriage of two iconic brands promises to create an unforgettable experience that can only be found at DraftKings at Casino Queen. Fans will come to love the service, passion and innovation now available in our state.”