DraftKings Opening Temporary Retail Sportsbook at Mardi Gras Casino July 10

DraftKings Sportsbook will open a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, the company announced Thursday, July 9. Casino visitors will be able to place their first bets at a DraftKings Sportsbook-branded window in Colorado beginning Friday, July 10.

“As our partners at Mardi Gras Casino work to expand their current operations and location, we are thrilled to come together to provide the most exciting, real time gaming opportunities as sports begin to make their return,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings’ Chief Business Officer.

“DraftKings and Mardi Gras Casino are committed to providing a safe, immersive and entertaining gaming environment to ensure sports fans in Colorado have the most enjoyable experience possible.”

Permanent Location Coming Soon

The temporary location will eventually be replaced by a “state-of-the-art” sportsbook, including a large feature bar, an expansive wall of TVs and VIP Lounge area access, according to the company.

“This partnership with DraftKings allows us to provide an unmatched sports betting experience to Coloradans, not only with their mobile betting access, but also with this exciting DraftKings retail sportsbook location,” said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, owner of Mardi Gras Casino.

“We are looking forward to introducing our guests to the fully renovated space in the coming months and until that time, are glad to be able to give our guests the ability to safely start placing bets as many professional sports begin to resume in the coming weeks.”

Colorado casinos were closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, and have been reopen for about three weeks. Until now, the only operational retail sportsbook in Colorado is BetFred‘s window at Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk.

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Chris Nesi is Managing Editor of Colorado Sharp. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss and Huffington Post. Chris lives just outside of Denver and enjoys regular trips to Black Hawk. He bets the hard ways and always splits 8s.