In just a couple of days, Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to begin its 2020 season, with Opening Day set for July 23. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) are also hoping to start their seasons on July 30 and Aug. 1, respectively, much to the delight of sports bettors.
DraftKings, as a leading sports gaming company, stands to benefit tremendously from the resumption of these and other major sports events.
DraftKings has navigated the coronavirus pandemic well. Its revenue rose 30% in the first quarter, despite the cancellation of most live sports events. DraftKings has given bettors the opportunity to place wagers on other events, such as esports and mixed martial arts, which has helped offset the loss of other sports leagues.
With baseball, basketball, and hockey all set to resume games in the days ahead, analysts believe sports betting could soon hit record levels. That, of course, would be a boon for DraftKings.