Prominent online sportsbook operator DraftKings Incorporated has announced that it launched its mobile-friendly service into the American state of Virginia on Sunday afternoon just in time for the two conference championship games from the National Football League (NFL).
The Boston-headquartered firm used an official press release to detail that its iOS and Android-enabled sportsbetting app was already available to enjoy in Tennessee, Mississippi, West Virginia, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and went live for punters in Michigan from last Friday. The operator stated that Virginia has now joined this club to give aficionados in ‘The Old Dominion State’ the ability to remotely place wagers ‘on a number of markets across professional and collegiate sports.’
Jason Robins serves as the Chief Executive Officer for DraftKings Incorporated and he used the press release to highlight a recent consumer research study that crowned action from the NFL as the most popular market for sportsbetting aficionados in Virginia. The boss moreover pronounced that this examination found such punters particularly favor the Washington Football Club and Dallas Cowboys gridiron franchises alongside the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards organizations from the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Read a statement from Robins…
“Just in time for Super Bowl LV, we are thrilled to bring our sportsbetting experience to Virginia with an abundance of betting options for fans. With our customer-first approach, we hope to be the sportsbook of choice for Virginians who enjoy having skin in the game.”
Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly comfortably passed legislation in March to legalize sportsbetting with operators now subject to rules drawn up and enforced by the Virginia Lottery Board. The move from DraftKings Incorporated was prefaced by the Thursday debut of a similar mobile-friendly Virginia service from rival innovator FanDuel Group with both firms now explicitly prohibited from offering markets on any sporting event with participants under the age of 18 or collegiate contests featuring locally-based teams.