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DraftKings Obtains UK Gaming License: Appoints Former Bwin.Party Exec as CIO

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Aug/17/2015
DraftKings Obtains UK Gaming License: Appoints Former Bwin.Party Exec as CIO

In a press release issued Monday morning, one of the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings, announced it had obtained a gaming license in the United Kingdom and plans to go live by the 4th quarter of this year.

Additionally, the company has appointed former Bwin.Party Director of Poker Jeffrey Haas as its Chief International Officer and will open a third office in London by early next year.  DraftKings is headquartered out of Boston, Massachusetts.

"Our expansion into the United Kingdom marks a milestone moment in the growth of DraftKings as we introduce our world-class product to new audiences," said DraftKings Chief Executive Officer Jason Robins. "We will add new sports and games to our burgeoning roster of offerings and further connect fans to their favorite teams and players. We also welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships with leagues, teams and media outlets internationally as we have done with exceptional success in the United States."   

“DraftKings is well-poised for explosive growth internationally, and I am excited to lead their expansion efforts," said Haas. "Daily Fantasy Sports is a growing category outside North America, and we have a tremendous opportunity to engage sports fans around the world. We will look to maintain our leadership position in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry – creating innovative games across the most sports, providing our players with elite customer service and fostering mutually-beneficial relationships with our partners."

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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