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DraftKings to Celebrate Recent Sportsbook Launch and Start of NFL Season with Kickoff Bash

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Open to the Public, Event Will Include New York Legends Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Nick Mangold and Mike Francesa

BOSTONAug. 30, 2018 – In the midst of a milestone year, DraftKings will ring in the 2018-19 NFL season and celebrate its first-to-market Sportsbook app at their Kickoff Bash on Sunday, September 9 from 12PM – 8PM. In partnership with Thuzio, this public, ticketed event will be held at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken, N.J., only a short distance from the company’s new Garden State office.

Kickoff Bash attendees will be able to watch the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET games on the NFL’s Week 1 slate alongside a few New York football legends: former New York Giants running backs Tiki Barber and Brandon Jacobs; former New York Jets center and captain Nick Mangold; and long-time WFAN radio host Mike Francesa.

“Football remains the most popular sport in America, and the start of the NFL season is unsurprisingly the busiest, but most thrilling time for us,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings. “This year is particularly special because sports fans in New Jersey can enjoy DraftKings Sportsbook and our industry-leading daily fantasy contests. Throwing a celebration for our customers – and inviting a few huge names in New York sports to join us – is the only way to properly kick this season off.”

In addition to experiencing DraftKings Sportsbook and numerous daily fantasy contests, Kickoff Bash ticket holders will also have access to a beer-and-wine open bar and heavy appetizers all day, free entrance into a private, event only $10,000 daily fantasy football contest, as well as DraftKings Sportsbook promotions and giveaways.

To learn more about DraftKings’ Kickoff Bash and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.draftkings.com/kickoffbash

About DraftKings
DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt KalishPaul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Operating pursuant to state regulations in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

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Mobile Betting Bill Fails to Progress Through New York Assembly

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Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile betting bill has failed to progress through the New York Assembly. The legislative session saw S17 fail to progress beyond the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.

Addabbo tweeted that he saw no clear reason why the state could not implement mobile sports betting in 2019. Failure to do so would see the state miss out on around $75m in revenue, funding for education, and both job creation and retention.

“NY will be stuck like a disabled car on the shoulder, while we allow an illegal sports betting business in our state thrive and idly watch other neighboring states pass us up with enormous revenue gains from mobile sports betting,” Addabbo said.


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Eldorado Resorts to Buy Caesars Entertainment Corp

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Eldorado Resorts Inc., the US based casino operator, has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp through a $17.3 billion cash and stock deal.

The deal, which is expected to be announced soon, values Caesars at close to $13 a share. The combined company’s ownership would be split roughly between Eldorado and Caesars shareholders.

An Eldorado spokesman said the company did not comment on rumours or speculation. Caesars did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The combination of the two companies would create a serious competitor to larger casino industry players, such as Las Vegas Sands Corp, Wynn Resorts Ltd and MGM Resorts International.


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Nagasaki Governor Reaffirms His Support for Sasebo IR Bid

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Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has reaffirmed his support for the Sasebo IR bid and urged the national government not to delay too much in issuing its IR regulations and establishing the national regulatory framework.

While Sasebo’s bid is not linked to a specific timeline, the local government does wish to move forward quickly, especially now that other competing bids could emerge from the Kyushu region.

In related news, Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar is going to be held with the participation of international operators and investment groups.


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