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Del Lago opens DraftKings sportsbook

By Eric Reinhardt

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TYRE, N.Y. — DraftKings Inc. and del Lago Resort & Casino on Friday announced the opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago.

The del Lago location represents the company’s third retail sportsbook location in the U.S., per a joint news release issued Friday.

The 6,000 square-foot space will offer sports fans a retail sports-betting venue with betting kiosks and video screens.

Del Lago Resort & Casino is located in the town of Tyre in Seneca County, off Interstate 90 exit 41 and visible from the highway when traveling along the Thruway.

Sports bettors in New York will be able to place bets on all major professional U.S. sports, including games in the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL, PGA Tour, and NASCAR seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Former Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb joined the organizations for the formal-opening festivities. Darren Rovell, sports business reporter and senior executive producer for the Action Network, tweeted a photo of McNabb placing a bet on his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, to win the Super Bowl. Rovell’s tweet also included the ticket stub, indicating McNabb’s wager was for $100 for a potential payout of $1,400.

New York’s current gaming regulations prohibit bets on amateur athletics for teams located in the state along with any amateur athletic events taking place in New York. Existing New York law does not permit customers to use mobile devices to place wagers, del Lago noted.

The new DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago is located on the casino floor near the entrance to The Vine showroom.

Sporting events will be shown live, across more than 1,000 square feet of video screens, including 16 single bay TV sets, odds boards, and a scrolling ticker that will show live score updates, stats, injury news, and additional player information.

The space also includes a bar and restaurant.

Bettors at the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago will have the ability to place a variety of wagers, including live/in-play bets at the five ticket windows or 23 self-service betting kiosks.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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