DraftKings ended October by announcing a partnership with the Passamaquoddy Tribe to launch online sports betting in Maine.
The gaming operator has gone through the necessary licensing and regulatory checks to ensure a smooth launch, which is scheduled for Nov. 3.
DraftKings becomes the official online sports betting partner of the Tribe
DraftKings, with its headquarters in Boston, has been designated as the official online sports betting provider for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. In Maine, it will stand alongside Caesars Sportsbook as the sole operator.
Long before now, DraftKings also secured exclusive sports betting operator status in New Hampshire.
Under the agreement, sports enthusiasts 21 years and older can access the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Betting options include in-game, pre-match, and also its built-in-house same-game-parlay features.
In a DraftKings news release, Jason Robin, DraftKings’ chief executive officer, said their primary focus with Maine online sports betting is attracting customers.
“Building a relationship with the Passamaquoddy Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for DraftKings, as we look to bring customers in the state of Maine safe and legal sports betting. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the Maine Gambling Control Unit as we become the official mobile sports betting provider of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and launch in our industry-leading 25th state.”
Furthermore, eligible players in Maine can now use the trending betting markets by downloading DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app on any iOS or Android device.
Chief William Nicholas of the Passamaquoddy Tribe said he is excited about the collaboration and is optimistic about the future.
“The Passamaquoddy Tribe is excited to enter into a mobile sports wagering agreement with DraftKings. We couldn’t have landed a better organization in the mobile sports wagering arena, and we look forward to continued progress and investment for future growth in the state of Maine.”
“The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik is incredibly thrilled to have a mobile sports wagering deal with DraftKings. They are the industry leaders, and we are excited to be a part of bringing a first-class mobile sports wagering experience to Maine.
This is a huge step forward for my community and the state,” Chief Pos Bassett of Pleasant Point Tribal Government added.
Communities in Maine receive donations from DraftKings
DraftKings has donated to the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund in the wake of the tragic incident on Oct. 25, which claimed the lives of at least 18 people in Lewiston, Maine. The company is supporting the fund by contributing $100,000 to assist those impacted by the incident, according to the release.
Every penny DraftKings donated will go to those affected with the help of the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF).