CHICAGO (WREX) — When fans are allowed to go to Cubs games again, they might be able to make legal sports bets at Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs announced a partnership to make Draftkings, a mobile sportsbook app, the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of the team.
According to a press release, the multi-year deal includes a plan to pursue a first-of-its-kind sportsbook at the iconic Wrigley Field, with online access available in the surrounding Wrigleyville area.
The planned DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field will include a best in class entertainment experience for sports fans in Illinois.
“DraftKings has been a great partner for a number of years and we are excited to expand this relationship as sports betting grows rapidly in Illinois,” said Crane Kenney, President of Business Operations, Chicago Cubs. “An increasing number of sports fans want to integrate sports betting into their game experience, and we’re excited to be one of the first to engage in developing a retail sportsbook at a professional sports venue.”
DraftKings currently operates retail sportsbooks in eight states, including a location in Illinois at DraftKings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis. Per Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-41, online and mobile sportsbook registration is currently available statewide through September 19, 2020.