DraftKings has brokered a deal to become the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, while the operator has also opened a second retail sportsbook in New Hampshire.
Under the multi-year agreement with the Cubs, DraftKings plans to open a first-of-its-kind sportsbook facility at the team’s Wrigley Field home stadium (pictured).
The development, which would require approval from the City of Chicago, would also enable consumers in the surrounding Wrigleyville neighbourhood to place bets online.
This was facilitated by Senate Bill 690, the gaming expansion package signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in June last year. That included a provision to allow sports stadia with capacity of 17,000 or greater to secure a sports betting license for a $10m fee, and offer mobile wagering within a five-block radius.