Posted on: March 22, 2023, 08:36h.
Final up to date on: March 23, 2023, 02:42h.
DraftKings (NASDAQ: DKNG) opened its Las Vegas workplace on Wednesday. It’s the sportsbook operator’s second-largest home outpost after its Boston headquarters.
The 90,000-square-foot area, situated at Matter Actual Property Group’s mixed-use UnCommons, will finally be dwelling to as many as 1,000 workers of the gaming firm. It’s anticipated that the operator will command almost all the area in a complete constructing there.
The Las Vegas workplace is comprised of greater than 130 devoted sports activities buying and selling desks surrounded by full multimedia partitions personalized in a stadium seating association, a 7,500-square-foot totally stocked cafeteria and occasion area, a customized on line casino coaching pit, a 500-square-foot interactive putt-view placing inexperienced, personal and public out of doors areas, and moms’ rooms,” in line with an announcement.
DraftKings introduced plans for the workplace within the southwest space of Las Vegas in October 2021.
DraftKings Nonetheless Not Taking Bets in Nevada
The assertion doesn’t element precisely what roles might be stuffed on the Sin Metropolis workplace, nor how lengthy it can take to ramp as much as 1,000 workers on the location, simply quarter-hour from the Strip.
At present, the sportsbook big isn’t licensed to take bets in Nevada. The identical goes for rival FanDuel, and it’s not instantly clear when that can change. Nonetheless, the operator isn’t shy about its need for Nevada entry and has taken some public relations steps to that impact.
DraftKings “established a multi-year settlement as the first sponsor of UNLV’s Middle for Gaming Innovation and opened the brand new DraftKings Gaming Innovation Studio at UNLV, giving DraftKings entry to native expertise and know-how,” as famous within the assertion.
The gaming firm’s acquisition of Golden Nugget On-line Gaming (NASDAQ: GNOG) may assist the operator get into the US gaming mecca by making use of the corporate’s model title to Golden Nugget retail sportsbooks in downtown Las Vegas and Laughlin.
DraftKings Opens After Layoff Announcement
The DraftKings Las Vegas workplace opened about seven weeks after the corporate introduced it’s shedding 140 workers, or about 3.5% of its workforce, to cut back prices. The corporate didn’t point out within the aforementioned press launch whether or not or not a few of these roles could possibly be changed in Las Vegas, or if affected workers might be supplied an opportunity to maneuver to Nevada for brand spanking new jobs. Nevertheless, the assertion included different attention-grabbing particulars.
DraftKings’ Las Vegas workplace will even present amenity areas for workers, together with an on-site barber store and salon, and a manicure/pedicure lounge,” as famous within the press launch.
These are the kinds of facilities some know-how corporations — just lately aggressive cutters of workers — are eliminating to brace for tough financial instances. In January, Google mother or father Alphabet introduced 31 therapeutic massage therapists might be despatched packing as a part of a broader set of workers reductions. Since taking on Twitter, Elon Musk eradicated perks equivalent to free lunches and commuter advantages in a bid to show the social media agency worthwhile.