Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles to debut DraftKings sportsbook

Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles

Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles is to debut a DraftKings branded retail sportsbook entity this week, pending licensure and regulatory approvals.

The entity inside the gaming property will be open from November 10, 2021, and, once regulatory and licensure approvals are received, customers will be able to place bets 24/7 on kiosks throughout the casino floor.

Louisiana sports fans aged 21 and over will be able to place wagers on a variety of betting markets across professional, collegiate, and other leagues at the DraftKings sportsbook, with the group to debut an online entity at a later date, pending aforementioned approvals.

“Since launching daily fantasy sports in Louisiana, we have been eager to introduce our fans here to the DraftKings Sportsbook experience, which will provide customers with a new level of engagement with several of America’s most popular leagues overlapping across the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA football,” stated Matt Kalish, co-founder and president of DraftKings North America.

“Joining forces with Golden Nugget and their renowned casino brand, we look forward to providing the fervent fan base in the Bayou State with a premier retail sportsbook experience.”

The temporary Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles sportsbook, which is said to be the largest in Lake Charles, has six ticket cages where customers can engage with employees to place bets, as well as a total of 30 self-service kiosks spread throughout the casino. 

Plans are underway for a permanent, 10,000 square-foot, DraftKings Sportsbook and lounge that will boast nearly 300 seats, odds boards and big screen televisions throughout the space for an optimal viewing experience, which is expected to open in the Summer of 2022.

“Our team has worked diligently alongside state legislators to make the sportsbook experience a reality for Louisiana patrons,” said Gerry Del Prete, senior vice president of gaming for Fertitta Entertainment

“Coupling the Golden Nugget’s dynamic gaming network with DraftKings innovative tech and trading, makes for an unmatched partnership. We are thrilled to offer our combined customer base an unparalleled experience at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles.”