DraftKings is one of the most prominent American sports betting and fantasy sports providers founded in Boston in 2012. The company today hundreds of employees with a total of five offices in different locations following opening its brand-new office located in San Francisco. This move will help the Boston-based company to expand its presence on the West Cost.
Back on the 15th of January this year, DraftKings also opened its Las Vegas-based office which employs over three hundred individuals. This one was the company’s third office. Back on the 26th of March last year, DraftKings also celebrated the opening of its refurbished Boston-based office with a grand opening ceremony.
The main Boston office is located in the Back Bay neighborhood. It is situated on the biggest single-floor office in the city as it covers over 105,000 square feet which is more than double the size of the company’s previous Boston office. Besides opening its brand-new San Francisco office, the company also opened offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Hoboken, New Jersey in the last ten months.
DraftKings Launching Mobile Sportsbook in New Jersey
DraftKings as one of the most prominent American sports betting operators allows its customers to place wagers on all sorts of sports and leagues including five major leagues in the USA including the PGA, NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. Besides, its punters can also place real money wagers on all sorts of other sports and leagues including the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, NASCAR, Canadian Football League, MMA, tennis, auto racing, soccer and more.
Back in August of 2018, the company became the very first fully legalized sports betting operator offering mobile wagering after launching its New Jersey-friendly mobile sportsbook. Since launching its New Jersey sportsbook, the company has launched mobile sportsbooks in New Hampshire, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
DraftKings also offers retail sports betting activities to residents of New York, Mississippi, and Iowa. Before these major successes, the company reached a business agreement to merge with FanDuel back in November of 2016. However, the merger deal was canceled back in July of 2017 after being blocked by the main regulator Federal Trade Commission since the combined entity would control over ninety percent of the entire market share.
DraftKings Brand-New San Francisco Office
Commenting on the news about opening its brand-new San Francisco office, President and Co-Founder of DraftKings Matt Kalish said in his official press release that San Francisco represents a perfect combination of technology, culture, and design. He also added that the company’s hard-working, committed marketing team could not be any more delighted to finally channel the spirit of the entire Bay Area in making DraftKings one of the most influential West Coast fixtures.He also added that his company will continue to provide all sports betting fans and enthusiasts with the most creative, exciting sports betting content.
The company’s newly-opened San Francisco office occupies over 4,750 square feet. It is located in the downtown area of the city. The entire fourth floor is the company’s office and it wears murals of some of the most iconic athletes and views of this region including Golden Gate Bridge and Steph Curry. This contemporary space is also home to the company’s marketing and tech personnel. The Boston-based company has experienced impressive internal growth since October 2018 as its headcount increased by around forty percent. DraftKings remains committed to expanding its business after launching its sports betting app for residents of Iowa back on the 19th of February.