Oregon Lottery completes migration of sports betting product to DraftKings
The transition is set to begin on 18 January 2022, when customers will be able to create a new DraftKings account and transfer over existing funds.
The migration from the SBtech-powered Scoreboard platform, used by Oregon Lottery since 2019, was unanimously approved by the Oregon Lottery Commission in August 2021. This was made possible by DraftKings’ acquisition of SBTech, agreed in December 2019.
DraftKings’ co-founder and president of global technology and product, Paul Liberman, said: “DraftKings is thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we build out a coast-to-coast presence with our top-rated online sportsbook for these fans to experience ahead of the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl.
“The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organisations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”
Oregon Lottery director Barry Pack added: “We’re excited about the improved experience for our players – including the ability to make same-game parlay bets. DraftKings is a premier provider in the US.
“We see benefits for Lottery too, as the shift to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”