DraftKings teams up with Passamaquoddy Tribe for online sportsbook in Maine

November 1, 2023
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DraftKings will be donating $100,000 to Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund to support those affected by the events that took place on October 25.

DraftKings has announced plans to launch an online sportsbook in Maine through a deal with the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

The agreement has been reached in principle, but is still subject to licensing and regulatory approvals. Sports betting will go live in Maine on November 3, 2023.

The agreement between DraftKings and the Passamaquoddy Tribe will allow sports fans in Maine to access DraftKings’ sportsbook app, which includes a variety of wagering options including pre-match and in-game options as well as same-game-parlay features.

Additionally, in response to the tragic events that occurred in Lewiston, Maine on October 25, DraftKings will be donating $100,000 to Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund to support those affected. 

100% of every dollar donated will be allocated to the people impacted and the organizations that will help guide Lewiston-Auburn through the process of healing. 

Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder, DraftKings commented, “Building a relationship with the Passamaquoddy Tribe is a fantastic opportunity for DraftKings, as we look to bring customers in the state of Maine safe and legal sports betting.

“We look forward to our continued collaboration with the Maine Gambling Control Unit as we become the official mobile sports betting provider of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and launch in our industry-leading 25th state.”

Chief William Nicholas of the Passamaquoddy Tribe said, “The Passamaquoddy Tribe is excited to enter into a mobile sports wagering agreement with DraftKings.

“We couldn’t have landed a better organization in the mobile sports wagering arena and we look forward to continued progress and investment for future growth in the state of Maine.”

Chief Pos Bassett, Pleasant Point Tribal Government stated, “The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik is incredibly thrilled to have a mobile sports wagering deal with DraftKings.

“They are the industry leaders, and we are excited to be a part of bringing a first-class mobile sports wagering experience to Maine. This is a huge step forward for my community and the state.”

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