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DraftKings launches sports betting and igaming in Ontario

| By Robert Fletcher
DraftKings has announced the launch of its online sports betting and igaming products in the Canadian state of Ontario.
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Consumers in Ontario can now place bets on a wide range of sports and events through the DraftKings sportsbook including the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.

Players can also access more than 130 online casino games on the DraftKings casino such as slots, baccarat, blackjack and roulette.

The double launch comes after DraftKings’ licence application in Ontario was approved, six weeks after the Canadian province opened its sports betting and igaming markets on 4 April.

DraftKings’ application is the 37th to be approved in Ontario, though this includes multiple applications from operators such as Entain and SkillOnNet that intend to offer their services using more than one website.

However, DraftKings is only the 12th operator to be approved for a two-year licence, with all others except the provincial lottery being approved for only one year.

“DraftKings’ entry into Canada with our online sportsbook and online casino products is a significant milestone in our expansion efforts as we reach nearly 40-percent of Canada’s total population,” DraftKings’ co-founder, chairman and chief executive Jason Robins said. 

“We look forward to providing the passionate fanbase in Ontario with the most entertaining and responsible gaming experience possible.”

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