Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation El San Juan Casino

DraftKings and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have secured an extension to their ongoing partnership which will deliver online and retail sports betting experiences in Puerto Rico.

The DraftKings retail sportsbook will be located inside the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino and is expected to open in the coming weeks, pending receipt of applicable licences and regulatory approvals. 

Once complete, the space will feature a video wall, bar and dining services, two over the counter ticket windows and six betting kiosks.

This announcement comes after the pair previously successfully launched sports betting and igaming in Connecticut on October 19, 2021.

“Since establishing our relationship with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods more than a year ago, we’ve seen immense success, which can be attributed to the collaborative efforts between the organisations and shared vision for providing customers with the very best,” said Matt Kalish, President of DraftKings North America and co-founder. 

“Puerto Rico is known for its rich and vibrant sports culture, and we look forward to being able to provide fans with a safe and legal form of sports betting through our retail and online sportsbooks.”

In January 2021, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods announced plans to reopen the property as the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino. 

The redevelopment of the casino destination included $137.5m in resort enhancements, including the reopening of the Tropicoro entertainment venue.

In addition to online and retail sports betting, DraftKings will also have the opportunity to provide customers in Puerto Rico with its legacy daily fantasy sports product, pending approvals.

“We have made tremendous strides in the sports betting space in our relationship with DraftKings, who has continued to be a valuable partner, through our online and retail experiences in the state of Connecticut,” noted Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chair. 

“As we expand our partnership with DraftKings to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico at the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, we are confident that we will continue to create unforgettable memories for customers and sports fans alike.”