DraftKings will offer gambling at the Detroit mall


DraftKings is bringing the game to a mall in the city of Detroit.

DraftKings and Live! Hospitality & Entertainment announced this week that the first will open a location this fall at Somerset Collection, a shopping center in Motor City.

In July 2021, DraftKings and Sports & Social announced a strategic relationship to create the venue.

“The collaboration will bring together Live! Hospitality and entertainment market leadership in operating first-class, high-energy restaurants and entertainment venues with DraftKings’ cutting-edge sports gaming platforms,” the companies said in a joint statement. .

“We are excited to launch the first-ever DraftKings Sports & Social and bring Michigan customers our innovative sports betting mobile app with an exciting in-person experience,” said Michael Kibort, Director of Retail Sports Betting at DraftKings. “Thanks to the strong support of Live! Hospitality & Entertainment, we believe we have created a premier dining, sports and entertainment destination for fans.

The site will include a 32 foot LEDs media wall and host game day watch parties.

“DraftKings is a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, and we are extremely excited to be working with them on this new collaboration for Sports & Social,” said Reed Cordish, director of Cordish Companies and CEO to live ! Hospitality & Entertainment. “We are creating a new standard for sports dining and entertainment with Sports & Social DraftKings that is unmatched.”

The space will be 10,400 square feet and will be located in the freestanding building adjacent to Somerset Collection South.

“We are honored that Sports & Social DraftKings has chosen to establish its first US location at Somerset Collection,” said Nate Forbes, Managing Partner of The Forbes Company. “Our guests travel from Michigan, the Midwest and Canada to experience many brands exclusive to Somerset Collection, and we’re thrilled this location gives them another reason to make this region a destination.”

Additional Sports & Social DraftKings locations are expected to be announced in the coming months. DraftKings is no. 2 sports betting company in the United States based on market share, behind only rival FanDuel.


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