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Del Lago’s DraftKings sportsbook starts taking bets

By Eric Reinhardt


DraftKings Inc. and del Lago Resort & Casino on Aug. 23 announced the opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago. (Photo provided by Del Lago Resort & Casino)

TYRE — DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago has begun taking the bets of sports fans on all major professional U.S. sports.

The del Lago location, which opened Aug. 23, represents DraftKings Inc.’s third retail sportsbook location in the U.S., per a joint news release. 

The 6,000-square-foot space offers 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 will be able to place bets on games in the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, and the NHL, along with the PGA Tour, NASCAR, and more, 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. So, bettors won’t be able to place wagers on Syracuse Orange games, for example. Existing New York law also does not permit customers to use mobile devices to place wagers, so wagers need to be placed in person at a sportsbook. 

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. 

The Oneida Nation, a competitor of del Lago in the Central and upstate New York gaming marketplace, on Aug. 1 opened its new sports-betting venue, called The Lounge with Caesars Sports, at both Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona and Point Place Casino in the town of Sullivan. And down in Tioga County, the Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols opened its FanDuel Sportsbook in July.   

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