It has been a very busy time in the relatively new-born Pennsylvanian gambling industry and that continued with the recent news that fantasy sports giant DraftKings were set to launch its online casino product, in association with Penn National Gaming site Hollywood Casino, in the state in early May.
The site will feature a host of different table games including Blackjack, Roulette, and different forms of poker. As is the case with most online casinos, slot games will also make up a significant number of attractions on the site.
The move is a further diversification away from the business’ core Fantasy Sports offering. In addition to extending its selection of fantasy sports still further (see below), the company has also been expanding into new fantasy realms including fantasy esports gaming, featuring some of the top esports games within the industry.
Access to the DraftKings Casino
At the moment, there is no standalone way to access the DraftKings Casino. Customers can access it using the freely downloadable DraftKings Sportsbook app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.
The app has recently been updated to incorporate the additional offering of DraftKings Casino, although only for customers in Pennsylvania at present.
It has already been a busy year at DraftKings. They launched a DraftKings Nation Partnership with SB Nation back in January and followed that up a short time later by becoming the official betting partner of New York’s famous Madison Square Gardens.
Then in March, they began to offer Daily CS:GO Fantasy Esports offering to run alongside their League of Legends Esports games and in April, the company sponsored eNASCAR Fantasy by putting up $300,000 in prize money for customers to compete for.
Other Big Changes at DraftKings
In addition to the items listed above and the unveiling of its new online casino in Pennsylvania, DraftKings have been busy with a number of different aspects of their site, particularly developing their Fantasy Sports and Fantasy Esports options.
While DraftKings was initially renowned for its extensive range of fantasy sports, focusing mainly on American-based sports, the company has radically extended the number of options it now offers fantasy gaming on to include Hockey, MMA, Collegiate level sports, Australian Rules football, and Tennis.
Alongside this there are also opportunities for esports fantasy fans to indulge their passion for CS:GO fantasy games, Fantasy League of Legends, and Fantasy Rocket League to name but three available now on the site.
The explosion of esports is now gathering pace. Not only are we now seeing esports given a more prominent place in the television schedules, but it is also seeing a surge in interest in terms of esports betting, while you can now even find esports casino games with some providers as well as the esports fantasy games outlined above.
DraftKings new online casino means that an increasing number of people can now enjoy the special type of wagering games that DraftKings offers, as well as their wide choice of casino games and it seems likely that the site will be expanded outside of Pennsylvania relatively soon.