DraftKings Hires Head of Sportsbook in Anticipation of U.S. Legalized Sports Betting

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Feb/27/2018

Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings has announced the hire of Sean Hurley to head up its new sportsbook division.

The Boston-based company began expressing interest in entering the sports betting sector with the anticipation of the activity becoming legalized in the U.S.  The Supreme Court is set to make a ruling in the next four months and perhaps as early as March 5. 

From the company press release:

“Sean brings a wealth of gaming experience to DraftKings and furthers our ability to be a leader in the sports betting market,” said Kalish.

Hurley will be based in DraftKings’ newly opened office in Hoboken, New Jersey. He will focus on preparing Sportsbook as a potential new line of business for DraftKings in anticipation of the pending Supreme Court decision in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Prior to joining DraftKings, Hurley gained extensive knowledge of the iGaming space with senior roles in both B2B and B2C companies. Most recently, Hurley led sales and commercial for Amelco, a sportsbook and trading platform supplier based in London.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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