DraftKings, daily fantasy sports contest provider that allows users to enter daily and weekly fantasy sports-related contests assigned Sean Hurley, as its Head of sportsbook who was previously with Amelco and Whale Global.
Going forward Hurley will call the tunes for Draftkings, being tasked with building, launching and driving the daily fantasy sports operator’s sports betting vertical.
DraftKings said Hurley will focus on preparing a sportsbook as a “potential new line of business” for the company, should the US Supreme Court opt to allow the national market to be expanded.
New Jersey is leading an effort to overturn the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act which makes it illegal for the governmental entities to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, licence or authorise betting, gambling schemes based on games played by amateur or professional athletes.
Nevada is the only state spared from the application of the law, but the situation may be subjected to change should the US Supreme Court rule in favour of New Jersey at a hearing later this year.
In association, Matt Kalis, the Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at DraftKings, who Hurley will report to in his new role, said: “Sean brings a wealth of gaming experience to DraftKings and furthers our ability to be a leader in the sports betting market.”
Hurley joins the company after a spell with business-to-business sports betting technology supplier Amelco, prior to which he spent time with boutique online sportsbook and casino provider Whale Global.
Source: European Gaming Industry News