DraftKings will open a new sportsbook retail location in the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino on September 1st, replacing the temporary location that was previously there.
DraftKings’ newest location will feature 3,200 square feet of TV screen playing live sports, 16 video poker machines, three blackjack tables, 300 lounge seats with VIP areas, and 30 self-service kiosks spread across 12,000 square feet within the Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino.
Along with the betting service, DraftKings will have the DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill, which will offer ‘a variety of dining options during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a “quick grab” menu,’ according to the company.
DraftKings’ Sr. Director of Retail Sportsbooks, Michael Kibort, praised the new permanent location, saying, “We are thrilled to be opening our permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook inside the Golden Nugget Lake Charles.” The massive space, big screen TVs, odds boards, and dining options will bring the DraftKings brand to life in an ideal setting for live sports experience.”
Meanwhile, Gerry Del Prete, Fertitta Entertainment Inc’s COO of Gaming, stated, “Just in time for football season, we look forward to offering our guests the excitement of live games in an immersive audio-visual experience.” We believe that this DraftKings Sportsbook will raise the bar for sports betting and provide an unrivaled entertainment experience.”
When it opens, the DraftKings location will be Louisiana’s largest retail sportsbook.
Earlier this month, DraftKings announced the opening of Michigan’s first Sports and Social DraftKings location.