It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive with skin in the game.
For that reason, we’re committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences.
It’s our ultimate vision to build the best, most trusted, and most customer-centric destination for skin-in-the-game fans; to develop the most innovative and entertaining real money products and offers; and to forever transform the manner in which people experience sports.
It all started with a deep love for fantasy sports.
Jason Robins, Paul Liberman, and Matt Kalish thought season-long fantasy was great. But daily fantasy could be better. They were friends and coworkers. Soon they’d be cofounders.
Within a few years, DraftKings, the company they’d launch from a spare bedroom in Paul’s Watertown, Massachusetts apartment, was an internationally known brand on its way to forever revolutionizing how fans engaged with sports.
Since the daily fantasy sports platform launched in 2012, DraftKings has grown, and grown fast. Now it offers an immersive sports entertainment experience. Across 15 distinct sport categories. In 8 countries.
In August 2018 came DraftKings Sportsbook, the first legal, mobile, and online sports betting platform to launch in New Jersey—the first state outside of Nevada to pass sports betting legislation. DraftKings Sportsbook now operates in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Some mobile. Some retail. Allowing players to engage in betting on major U.S. and international sports.
In April 2020, DraftKings went public through a business combination with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Company and SBTech. DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator, powering sports and gaming entertainment for 50+ operators across more than 15 regulated U.S. and global markets.
At DraftKings, responsibility is our cultural GPS.
We dutifully and soulfully invest in people, process, and technology to create a safe, certain, and secure gaming environment.
Our number one priority is making sure our customers are playing safely, securely, and responsibly.
Inclusion, Equity + Belonging
At DraftKings, Inclusion (with a capital “I”) means anyone and everyone can wear the crown.
We are propelled by constant curiosity. Diverse perspectives. Thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. They’re invaluable assets that continue to help us build toward our vision. We strive to create a place where all feel safe. Empowered. Engaged. Championed. Inspired. And most of all, like winners.
The DraftKings ethos of openness and inclusion will not be satisfied—there will be no trophy raise—until we achieve opportunity parity across our organization. In all we do. From recruiting to career progression to beyond our walls.
Nobody runs the gauntlet to protect our freedom like military veterans. We salute them and the freedoms they provide with our Tech for Heroes program. Résumé development. Career road mapping. Skills translation. Peer-to-peer networking. A special place where vets and their spouses get the training and guidance they need to find meaningful employment, begin a new career path in tech, and thrive as civilians.
Donating is as easy as playing in one of our special military-inspired daily fantasy contests. To date we’ve raised over $500,000. Let’s raise more.
Tech for Heroes is doing a world of good for those who sacrifice everything so we don’t have to sacrifice anything. Just one example of how DraftKings strives to serve many, in so many ways. Learn more about Tech for Heroes.