DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
New flagship Sportsbook brings unparalleled experience to The Valley
BOSTON, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, and SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – (Oct. 19, 2023) – The PGA TOUR and DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale at 1 p.m. MT today, with former Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald placing the ceremonial first bet. The sportsbook will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. MT on Friday, Oct. 20.
Construction on the highly anticipated sportsbook began in May 2022. The 13,000 square-foot space debuted today with leadership representing the organizations involved in the project, including TPC Scottsdale General Manager and Regional Director of Operations Brad Williams, PGA TOUR Vice President of Gaming, Scott Warfield, and DraftKings CCO, Jen Aguiar. Former NFL player and current DraftKings Network media personality Mike Golic emceed the grand opening.
“It’s an exciting day and we’re thrilled to celebrate the opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, a location that showcases the special collaboration between DraftKings and PGA TOUR while featuring a number of customer-centric amenities true to the DraftKings brand,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings’ Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “We look forward to welcoming in locals and visitors to experience DraftKings in a new way and enjoy the unmatched service and dining experience.”
The DraftKings Sportsbook is the first of its kind to open at a PGA TOUR tournament location, as TPC Scottsdale is home to the iconic WM Phoenix Open. The exciting new destination combines world-class golf with a premier sportsbook, giving Scottsdale residents and visitors an unmatched entertainment and dining experience any time of the year.
“The DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale promises to be a year-round destination where we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to our fans,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “We appreciate the support of DraftKings, the Thunderbirds, the City of Scottsdale and the State of Arizona to help make this vision a reality.”
The spacious and custom-designed interior includes state-of-the-art technology offering 32 betting kiosks, 3,400 square-feet of video walls and six ticket windows. Ample lounge seating and VIP spaces in the gaming area offer guests the option to socialize and watch live sports action.
The dining room and large central indoor-outdoor bar welcomes guests to enjoy the energetic dining experience. The menu, designed and executed by Executive Chef Matthew O’Harris, features a variety of sharable appetizers, an array of pizzas, elevated entrees and more. Guests will also enjoy top-shelf spirits, custom craft cocktails and a variety of local beers on tap – making this a must-visit “19th hole” experience.
The patio includes fire pits, outdoor games such as cornhole, as well as five cabanas that offer groups a unique space to dine and watch games.
“We cannot wait to welcome guests into this exciting new venue that is sure to keep them engaged and entertained throughout their visit,” Williams said. “We appreciate the support of DraftKings, the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network and the Thunderbirds in helping create this exciting new concept. The DraftKings Sportsbook team, led by restaurant general manager McKenna Beahan, looks forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to our guests from the moment they walk through the doors.”
The sportsbook will open at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy the restaurant and patio, however guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the wagering lounge inside the sportsbook. The sportsbook is available for private parties, events and group outings.
As part of the grand opening celebration, customers in attendance on Friday, October 20 can enter for a chance to win a free round of golf and $250 worth of food and beverage at the DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale. No purchase is necessary, 10 winners will be drawn every hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. MT. For more information and to view the terms and conditions for the contest visit: dkng.me/TPCRibbonCutting.
For more information, visit draftkingssportsbook.tpc.com/scottsdale.
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DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to be the Ultimate Host and fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings’ mission is to make life more exciting by responsibly creating the world’s favorite real-money games and betting experiences. DraftKings Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail sports betting operations pursuant to regulations in 24 states and in Ontario, Canada. The Company operates iGaming pursuant to regulations in five states and in Ontario, Canada under its DraftKings brand and pursuant to regulations in three states under its Golden Nugget Online Gaming brand. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 44 states, certain Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports betting partner of the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, and UFC, as well as an official daily fantasy partner of NASCAR, an official sports betting partner of the NBA and an authorized gaming operator of MLB. In addition, DraftKings owns and operates both DraftKings Network and Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), to provide a multi-platform content ecosystem with original programming. DraftKings is committed to being a responsible steward of this new era in real-money gaming with a Company-wide focus on responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility.