Oregon lottery and DraftKings join forces to launch online sports betting

The American daily fantasy sports and sports betting company, Draftkings, announced that it would be the official sportsbook provider of the Oregon lottery; the big announcement was made following the successful launch of its online sportsbook in New York last week. DraftKings Sportsbook will replace the current Scoreboard app. Current Scoreboard users will be able to open a DraftKings account and transfer their existing cash to the DraftKings Sportsbook app on January 18, when the shift will commence.

The Oregon lottery deal is the 2nd exclusive agreement that the company entered since the New Hampshire lottery in 2019. The company is anticipating big on the Oregon lottery deal. Together with the latter, the company aspires to deliver the exceptional online sportsbook products expected by the Oregonians. 

The Scoreboard app will continue to function normally for current Scoreboard customers until the transfer to DraftKings Sportsbook begins on January 18—after the migration, most functionality on the Scoreboard app will be removed; however, bettors will have access to transaction histories, account information, and the withdraw facility for six months following the transition. Scoreboard accounts will keep any open bets until they are settled. The commitment to responsible gambling is crucial in all DraftKings markets, and Oregon bettors can use built-in measures like deposit limits, cooldowns, and other self-restrictions.

DraftKings also focuses on environmental campaigns and sustainable development and will continue to leverage customers’ engagement to bolster community involvement and greater participation by the public at large. DraftKings, in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, has committed to planting 1 million trees by Earth Day 2022, with initiatives in fifteen U.S. states and nine overseas locations. In Oregon, the firm has contributed to planting approximately 110,000 trees to aid in fire recovery efforts. DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S., a program that advocates cause seeking to make the world a better place for everyone, is behind these activities.

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