DraftKings has announced it has penned an ‘exclusive agreement’ with the Oregon Lottery to become the official sportsbook provider in the state of Oregon.
The gaming and sportsbook provider stated it is furthering its strategy to build a ‘coast-to-coast presence’ in the US sports betting market.
The deal ensures that DraftKings will replace the current sportsbook app, Scoreboard, with the transition set to begin on January 18.
“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,” commented Paul Liberman, Co-Founder and President Global Technology and Product.
“The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organizations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”
DraftKings confirmed that, after the transition, current customers of the Scoreboard sportsbook app will be able to create a DraftKings account and transfer their existing funds to its app.
Furthermore, Scoreboard customers will still retain access to information from the old app, including transaction histories, account information and the withdrawal facility for six months post-transition.
Committing itself to responsible gaming measures, DraftKings stated that Oregon bettors can access built-in tools, such as deposit limits and cooldowns.
This is the second exclusive deal that DraftKings has signed with a state lottery in recent times after penning a deal with the New Hampshire Lottery in 2019.
“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,” added Barry Pack, Director of Oregon Lottery. “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.”