DraftKings continues to show it won't rest on its laurels. The DFS and online sportsbook large simply became a publicly traded firm on Friday. On May 1, DraftKings shall be going live with its online casino product in Pennsylvania. On the PGCB meeting Wednesday morning, DraftKings petitioned for an Interactive Gaming Operator License. A DraftKings consultant confirmed to PlayPA they obtained approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and are actually able to go, pending a successful tender launch. “DraftKings appreciates the collaborative working relationship we have now established with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and thanks them for his or her considerate leadership in making a client-targeted, aggressive iGaming market. The gentle launch is deliberate for Wednesday from 2-10 p.m. Thursday from 1-eleven p.m., a DraftKings consultant informed PlayPA. DraftKings already has a sturdy online casino in New Jersey, beneath the Resorts Atlantic City license. That launched back in December 2018, a number of months after its on-line sportsbook went dwell within the Garden State. In New Jersey, the casino is built-in with the net sportsbook app. Whether that would be the case in Pennsylvania remains to be seen. In Pennsylvania, on-line playing products need a land-primarily based casino partner with an online gaming license. DraftKings’ sportsbook companion, Meadows Racetrack & Casino, didn't apply for an online casino license when it had the chance. That was seemingly as a result of the owner, Penn National, additionally owns Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, which does have an online casino license. Because PA gaming law permits for multiple online casino skins beneath a single operator license, Penn would only need the one. Penn additionally has a market-entry agreement with DraftKings, making them the plain accomplice of choice. With 9 online casinos now live in PA, DraftKings will throw its hat into the ring and certain function beneath Hollywood’s license. Unlike the 2 skins of Rivers Casino Philadelphia - PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers - Hollywood’s two casinos aren’t prone to be clones of one another. What Pennsylvanians can expect from the new DraftKings Casino is a high quality product and generous promotions to go together with robust brand recognition.