DraftKings Hires Sean Hurley to Head Up Sportsbook Product
The daily fantasy sports market has changed a lot in the last 12 months with the clear conclusion that DraftKings in the market leader. After lengthy legal battles and crackdowns by various states the DFS sector is now looking to diversify and enter the legal sports betting market. The pending decision regarding legalization of sports betting in New Jersey has got companies like DraftKings preparing the groundwork for a possible entry into this potentially massive market.
As we reported last month DraftKings confirmed they had already being looking into a sports betting product based on the outcome of the Supreme Court decision later this year.
DraftKings has emerged as the clear leader in the DFS market with FanDuel experiencing a lot of difficulties especially after the proposed merger between themselves and DraftKings fell through.
In an effort to be ready for the possibility of legal sports betting, DraftKings have hired Sean Hurley to head up their sports betting vertical. Hurley has had senior roles that include commercial head for London–based sportsbook and trading platform supplier Amelco. According to DraftKings Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder Matt Kalish,”Sean brings a wealth of gaming experience to DraftKings and furthers our ability to be a leader in the sports betting market.”