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

TORONTO — 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.

"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."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2022.

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