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DraftKings Inc. becomes 18th gaming company operating in Ontario marketplace

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

DraftKings Inc. became the 18th gaming operator to be up and going in Ontario on Wednesday.

The American-based company announced the launch of its online sportsbook and casino products in the province’s sports-betting market. DraftKings Inc. will offer sports-betting as well as over 130 online casino game variations through DraftKings Casino.

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“DraftKings’ entry into Canada with our online sportsbook and online casino products is a significant milestone in our expansion efforts as we reach nearly 40 per cent of Canada’s total population,” DraftKings co-founder, chairman and CEO Jason Robins said in a statement.

“We look forward to providing the passionate fanbase in Ontario with the most entertaining and responsible gaming experience possible.”

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