DraftKings Boss Talks SBTech, Innovation, Illinois

As DraftKings gets set to go public later this year, CEO Jason Robins has said the deal announced in late 2019 to combine DraftKings and technology company SBTech with a special-purpose acquisition vehicle will give it the power to innovate for the rapidly-expanding U.S. sports-betting market.

Robins spoke with VIXIO GamblingCompliance at length last week while attending London’s ICE trade show about the proposed merger, as well as the company’s ambitions for sports betting and online gaming.

DraftKings agreed in late December to be sold along with SBTech to Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.

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