Sports activities betting and fantasy sports activities operator DraftKings opened a brand new know-how hub in Las Vegas, ceremonially chopping the ribbon of the brand new 90,000-square-foot facility positioned within the UnCommons district on the southwest valley.
Trendy Working Surroundings
The brand new workplace, DraftKings’ second-largest within the US, options greater than 130 devoted sports activities buying and selling desks positioned in a stadium seating atmosphere and surrounded by multimedia partitions. A totally stocked cafeteria, occasion area, a customized on line casino coaching pit, an interactive putt-view placing inexperienced, and amenity areas are additionally a part of the ability aimed to make use of 1,000 new DraftKings group members.
Graham Walters, DraftKings’ chief folks’s officer, outlined in a press release the joint effort of the corporate with the UnCommons district that led to the creation of “a world-class office atmosphere.”
Talking to the native information channel KTNV after the ceremony, Walters famous that the corporate had been engaged on its new workplace for some time as a part of its plans to broaden its presence in Las Vegas the place DraftKings is the first sponsor of the College of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)’s Middle for Gaming Innovation.
“I really feel prefer it’s been a very long time coming,” Walters instructed reporters, including that it was for years that DraftKings has been planning for this, realizing the excessive stage of dedication of their workers in Las Vegas, and “in search of alternatives to proceed to speculate.”
Increasing Presence and Workforce
Boston-based DraftKings marked its presence in Las Vegas in January 2020 when it opened its first office there, using round 300 workers throughout buyer expertise, fraud, on line casino, sportsbook merchants, HR and IT in a personalized atmosphere that includes collaborative workspaces, workstations, enclosed places of work, convention rooms, personal lounge areas, and different facilities.
The brand new facility opening is coming simply in time for one of many greatest sporting occasions within the US calendar, the NCAA March Insanity, the school basketball event happening this week.
Our workers have been actually trying ahead to the chance once more to come back in, and when we now have form of these tent-pole moments like March Insanity, it’s actually an amazing alternative to get folks collectively to have a good time.
Graham Walters, chief folks’s officer, DraftKings
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who was additionally current on the opening ceremony of the brand new facility, was completely satisfied to see DraftKings broaden its presence in Las Vegas, satisfied that everybody acknowledges the model and its product.
“DraftKings means one thing to everyone. It’s sports activities betting, It’s fantasy betting, It’s every part thrilling and it’s what the heartbeat of Las Vegas has all the time been about,” Goodman stated.
And whereas she is true that DraftKings symbolizes all this, Nevada is a state by which the corporate shouldn’t be licensed to function a sportsbook.