DraftKings Partners With UNLV As Sports Betting Expands Nationwide
Draft Kings signed a contract as the main sponsor of the University of Nevada’s Las Vegas Innovation Center for Las Vegas.
The agreement allows DraftKings, a sports betting and fantasy trading company, to open the university’s innovative studio Draft Kings. The center is located in the International Institute of Games (IGI) UNLV.
In a statement, the head of the Game Innovation Center Daniel Sahl said the agreement gives students the opportunity to collaborate with ideas that can be converted into casino games.
The agreement also grants rights to some of the campus’s brands, including the “DraftKings Innovation Studios”.
DraftKings co-founder Paul Lieberman said the deal deepened “the company’s relationship with the Las Vegas community.” In January, Drift Kings opened an office in Las Vegas.
Tennessee Enters Sports-Betting Field
As sports betting spreads throughout the county, Draft Kings actively engage in everyday fantasy sports, as well as compete in online and sports betting.
Last weekend, Draft Kings was one of the sports betting companies that announced that it would accept online betting in Tennessee.
Fanduel, BetMGM and Tennessee Action 24/7 joined the Draft Kings as the first participants to line up for state sports betting since Sunday. Officials said Bet America, William Hill, Win Resort and Churchill Downs applied for a licenses in Tennessee to place sports betting.
In Tennessee sports betting can be done online only within the state.
Unlike the other two southern states, Arkansas and Mississippi, volunteers do not have legal casinos. Arkansas and Mississippi have commercial casinos that allow playing sports games in the field.
She has been an active sports fan for many years in Tennessee. Nashville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee and the National Hockey League (NHL). The state is also home to two university sports programs: Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville and Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.
Sports betting is allowed in 19 states on Sunday, as Tennessee takes part in sports betting. Sports gambling is legal, but in Virginia, North Carolina, Washington they cannot yet. A bill allowing sports gambling is under consideration in six other states, according to the American Games Association website.
Louisiana Votes on Sports Wagering
The Kings and Fanduel also took part in Tuesday’s vote in Louisiana, allowing betting on state sports.
Like Tennessee, Bayou is a sports center. The U.S. National University Football Championship is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two professional teams are based in New Orleans: the Saints of the NFL and the Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
The draft voting day law allows voters of 64 dioceses of Louisiana to decide whether to allow them to bet on sports in their parishes. In Louisiana, a district is called a county.
On Tuesday, DraftKings and Fanduel donated at least $250,000 to the campaign calling for it. The companies also donated money to support the diocesan initiative to allow daily fantastic sports for 2018. Two years ago, 47 of the 64 parishes approved the daily fantasy sports of their diocese.