Marshall Faulk Joins DraftKings at Casino Queen in Commemorating Official Grand Opening of DraftKings Sportsbook
East St. Louis, Ill. – March 30, 2022 – NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk celebrated the unveiling of the new 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook with a ribbon cutting ceremony at DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 South Front St. along the Mississippi River.
Faulk joined East St. Louis Mayor Robert Eastern III; CQ Holding Company, Inc. President and CEO Terry Downey; DraftKings Senior Director, Market Access Partnerships Krista Thomas; and DraftKings at Casino Queen General Manager Marc VanderWeele, for a ribbon cutting in the brand-new premier sports betting facility. Alex Ferrario, co-host of BK & Ferrario on 101 ESPN Radio, emceed the lively event where Mayor Eastern presented DraftKings at Casino Queen with a proclamation from the city, and Downey expressed his excitement and honor to bring a new level of sports viewing and betting to the East St. Louis community.
To commemorate the opening, Faulk placed a ceremonial bet of $100 on the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2022 World Series. Transitioning to the sportsbook’s VIP section, Faulk and VIP guests enjoyed tailgate-inspired cuisine from the DraftKings Sportsbook’s new dining and drinking outpost while viewing the day’s top games on a 60-foot video wall and dozens of TVs. Met by fans, the former St. Louis Rams running back took photos and autographed DraftKings at Casino Queen footballs.
About DraftKings at Casino Queen
DraftKings at Casino Queen is a vibrant casino and hotel nestled along the Mississippi River at 200 S. Front St., located just minutes from Downtown St. Louis with stunning views of The Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline. The 38,000-square-foot casino features 980 gaming machines and 27 table games. Accommodations include comfortable guest rooms and a picturesque RV park, plus amenities such as event and meeting spaces, a pool and free parking. DraftKings at Casino Queen offers a premier sports betting and viewing experience at its DraftKings at Casino Queen Sportsbook featuring a 60-foot video wall, dozens of high-definition televisions, a VIP area and more than 30 betting kiosks. A new dining promenade will soon be introduced featuring a food court with three exciting casual dining outlets and a full-service restaurant. Formerly known as Casino Queen and welcoming visitors since 1993, the property partnered with DraftKings to provide a premier sports betting experience in Illinois. More information is available at www.draftkingsatcasinoqueen.com or by calling 618-874-5000. DraftKings at Casino Queen is on social media at Facebook and Instagram at @DraftKingsatCasinoQueen and on Twitter at @DKatCQ.
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to 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 is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries. DraftKings’ Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail betting operations in the United States in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 6 countries internationally with 15 distinct sports categories. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports betting partner of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA TOUR and UFC as well as an official daily fantasy partner of NASCAR. Launched in August 2021, DraftKings Marketplace is a digital collectibles ecosystem designed for mainstream accessibility that offers curated NFT drops and supports secondary-market transactions. DraftKings also owns Vegas Sports Information Network, Inc. (VSiN), a multi-platform broadcast and content company.
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About CQ Holding Company, Inc.
Located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, DraftKings at Casino Queen, formerly known as Casino Queen, was CQ Holding Company, Inc.’s entry into gaming and has been welcoming visitors since 1993. The company expanded into Marquette, Iowa, in 2017 adding Casino Queen Marquette, Inc. In 2021, CQ Holding Company, Inc. entered into Louisiana with the completed acquisition of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. and received approval to acquire the historic Belle of Baton Rouge from Caesars Entertainment. In the same year, CQ Holding Company also announced a combination with Fairmount Park Racetrack to bring casino gaming to the historic Thoroughbred track in Collinsville, Illinois.
DraftKings at Casino Queen
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