DraftKings has announced it will become the official sportsbook provider of the Oregon Lottery. It will replace the current Scoreboard app.
The transition will begin on January 18. Current Scoreboard customers will be able to create a DraftKings account and transfer their existing funds to the DraftKings Sportsbook app at that time.
Bettors will still have access to transaction histories, account information and the withdraw facility for six months after the transition. Any open bets in Scoreboard accounts will remain until settled.
DraftKings’ deal with the Oregon Lottery marks the second exclusive lottery agreement the company has made. The first was a deal in 2019 with the New Hampshire Lottery.
“DraftKings is thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we build out a coast-to-coast presence with our top-rated online sportsbook for these fans to experience ahead of the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl,” said Paul Liberman, Co-Founder and President Global Technology and Product. “The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organizations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”
In addition to the upcoming product launch, DraftKings has been focused on environmental campaigns in Oregon. The company will continue to leverage customer engagement to bolster meaningful community efforts.
Oregon Lottery’s Director, Barry Pack, said he is looking forward to what DraftKings will offer to players.
“We’re excited about the improved experience for our players – including the ability to make same game parlay bets. DraftKings is a premier provider in the US,” said Pack. “We see benefits for Lottery too, as the shift to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”