Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard app to migrate to DraftKings Sportsbook14th January 2022 10:24 am GMT
New York-listed sports betting operator DraftKings will serve as the official sportsbook provider of the Oregon Lottery, with the DraftKings Sportsbook replacing the current Scoreboard brand.
DraftKings has been powering the lottery's Scoreboard online sportsbook since October 2019 as part of an exclusive agreement with the Oregon Lottery.
The Scoreboard app will be migrated to the DraftKings Sportsbook on 18 January, with Scoreboard customers able to create a DraftKings account and transfer their existing funds to the DraftKings Sportsbook app at that time.
Following the migration, most functionality on the Scoreboard app will be removed, although customers will still have access to transaction histories, account information and withdrawal facilities for six months post-transition. Any open bets in Scoreboard accounts will be held until settled.
“DraftKings is thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we build out a coast-to-coast presence with our top-rated online sportsbook for these fans to experience ahead of the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl,” said DraftKings co-founder and president of global technology and product Paul Liberman. “The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organisations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”
Oregon Lottery director Barry Pack added: “We’re excited about the improved experience for our players - including the ability to make same game parlay bets. DraftKings is a premier provider in the US. We see benefits for Lottery too, as the shift to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”
Shares in Draftkings Inc (NASDAQ:DKNG) closed 7.13 per cent lower at $24.24 per share in New York Thursday.