DraftKings Unveils Groundbreaking Retail Sports Betting Experience at Wrigley Field

DraftKings has officially launched its retail sports betting operations at the iconic Wrigley Field, marking a new chapter for Illinois baseball fans. This strategic expansion not only enhances the sports viewing experience but also integrates betting into the heart of baseball culture in Chicago.

Located conveniently adjacent to Wrigley Field, at the bustling corner of Addison and Sheffield, the DraftKings Sportsbook stands as a testament to the evolving landscape of sports entertainment. The state-of-the-art facility spans 17,000 square feet, featuring an impressive 2,000 square feet of HD LED displays capable of broadcasting up to 25 sports games simultaneously. This immersive environment is further enriched by a 4-Zone Directional Sound system, ensuring an unparalleled audio-visual experience for visitors.

With over 300 seats available, including private booths and rooms catering to groups ranging from six to fifty people, the venue is designed to accommodate a wide array of sports fans and betting enthusiasts. The sportsbook offers a comprehensive betting experience with 32 betting kiosks and seven over-the-counter betting windows, providing access to a diverse range of betting options such as same-game parlays and in-game betting.

DraftKings Launches Wrigley Field Betting

DraftKings Launches Wrigley Field Betting

The grand opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook was celebrated with a ceremonial bet placed by former Chicago Bears player Kyle Long, who wagered $100 on the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series. This momentous occasion was further highlighted by the offering of $1 Chicago hot dogs by Levy, the venue’s food and beverage provider, adding a local flavor to the festivities.

Michael Kibort, Vice President of Product Operations at DraftKings, expressed his enthusiasm for the new venture, stating, “The reception has been great since opening the DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field last summer as a state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, and we are excited to take our flagship venue to the next level with retail sports betting operations.” Kibort’s remarks underscore the collaborative effort behind this launch, involving the Illinois Gaming Board, Levy, and the Chicago Cubs, aimed at delivering a safe and regulated betting environment within an incredible space for watching live sports.

In addition to the excitement surrounding the sportsbook’s opening, DraftKings has introduced ‘My Stat Sheet,’ a pioneering tool designed to promote responsible gambling. This innovative feature allows players to track and interact with their personal betting statistics, offering insights into deposits, withdrawals, wagers placed, and win/loss records over various time periods. The launch of My Stat Sheet aligns with DraftKings’ commitment to responsible gambling, coinciding with its participation in Problem Gambling Awareness Month and collaborations with organizations like the National Council on Problem Gambling.

DraftKings’ foray into retail sports betting at Wrigley Field, coupled with its recent online sportsbook expansion into North Carolina and partnerships with NASCAR, reflects the company’s broader strategy to offer diverse betting options while prioritizing responsible gambling practices. This expansion follows DraftKings’ successful launches in Vermont and Ontario, as well as its acquisition of Jackpocket, a digital lottery app, signaling a robust growth trajectory for the betting and gaming operator across the United States.

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