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DraftKings standalone DK Horse app goes live

Updated:2024-03-31 09:00    Views:106

Customers will be able to use the DK Horse app to wager on horseracing events across the US.

The platform will also include an integrated betting guide, videos and the ability to handicap races.

Jason Robins, CEO and Chairman of the Board of DraftKings, said: “Together with Churchill Downs Incorporated, an industry leader with a deep-rooted history in horse racing, we will deliver an innovative, mobile customer experience.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with best-in-class sports and gaming products, and we expect DK Horse to provide a fun and new way to engage with renowned races like the upcoming Run for the Roses.”

In a meeting on 23 March, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission confirmed that DK Horse had been approved for use in the states of Oregon, Virginia, Minnesota,full tilt poker online Montana and Massachusetts.

DraftKings plans to launch DK Horse in more states ahead of the Kentucky Derby, which starts on 6 May.

The multi-year agreement pursuant between DraftKings and Churchill Downs Incorporated was announced in November 2022.

This agreement enabled the use of TwinSpires, a subsidiary of Churchill Downs, to power the deposit pari-mutuel wagering technology for the app.

Customers will also be given the opportunity to bet on Churchill Downs’ racing products, including the Oaks and the Derby.

To wager on the DK Horse app, customers will have to register and deposit funds into a new account.

This can be done through the “one account, one wallet” system implemented into platforms across DraftKings’ Sportsbook, Casino and app range.

To read more about the initial plans made by DraftKings and Churchill Downs at the time of their partnership, click on our coverage here.