DraftKings and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have agreed to expand their relationship to offer online and retail sports betting in Puerto Rico, subject to applicable licenses and regulatory approvals being obtained.
Located inside the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, the new DraftKings retail sportsbook is expected to open in the coming weeks, pending receipt of applicable licenses and regulatory approvals.
The sportsbook will feature a massive video wall, bar and dining services, two over-the-counter ticket windows, and six betting kiosks.
Matt Kalish, Co-Founder and President of DraftKings North America, stated: “Since establishing our relationship with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods more than a year ago, we’ve seen immense success, which can be attributed to the collaborative efforts between the organizations and shared vision for providing customers with the very best.
“Puerto Rico is known for its rich and vibrant sports culture, and we look forward to being able to provide fans with a safe and legal form of sports betting through our retail and online sportsbooks.”
The deal expansion between Foxwoods and DraftKings follows their partnership in Connecticut with the successful launch of sports betting and igaming in the state in October 2021.
In January last year, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods announced plans to reopen the El San Juan Casino as the “Foxwoods El San Juan Casino” which included $137.5m in resort enhancements and the reopening of the Tropicoro entertainment venue.
“We have made tremendous strides in the sports betting space in our relationship with DraftKings, who has continued to be a valuable partner, through our online and retail experiences in the state of Connecticut,” added Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler.
“As we expand our partnership with DraftKings to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico at the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, we are confident that we will continue to create unforgettable memories for customers and sports fans alike.”
Pending receipt of applicable licenses and regulatory approvals, DraftKings could also be able to provide customers in Puerto Rico with its daily fantasy sports product.