A deal between DraftKings and American professional baseball team Chicago Cubs has been described as a historic moment by the Co-founder and President of DraftKings.
The deal will see America’s top rated mobile sportsbook app become the Official Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Partner of the MLB team, which is one of two major league teams in Chicago alongside the Chicago White Sox.
Revolutionary Sports Betting
Matt Kalish of DraftKings commented on the deal:
“This is truly a historic moment, as we are thrilled to align with the renowned Chicago Cubs franchise and iconic Wrigley Field to provide sports bettors in Chicago with a revolutionary sports betting experience.
As two organizations that share a mutual passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we look forward to working in collaboration with the Cubs, an organization steeped in tradition, and making our presence felt in and around Wrigleyville.”
As part of the partnership, Wrigley Field, which is the baseball park home of Chicago Cubs located on the North Side of Chicago, will become the first of its kind sportsbook venue for locals to wager on sports as well as betting online from within the Wrigleyville area.
First Retail Sportsbook
Crane Kenney, who is the President of Business Operations at the Chicago Cubs concluded with his views on the partnership and what it means to both sides of the coin:
“DraftKings has been a great partner for a number of years and we are excited to expand this relationship as sports betting grows rapidly in Illinois.
An increasing number of sports fans want to integrate sports betting into their game experience, and we’re excited to be one of the first to engage in developing a retail sportsbook at a professional sports venue.”