DraftKings files patent for new game development arm

Fantasy sports and betting business DraftKings has filed a patent application to launch a new game development corporation named Black Throne Studios.

The proposed corporation, registered in Delaware, would offer electronic game development services, electronic casino game development services, and casino game development services.

DraftKings, which launched online gaming and sports betting services in Ontario in May, operates a large B2C online gaming business through DraftKings Casino but is not currently a B2B iGaming game development provider.

Shortly before going live in Ontario, the business had signalled its drive to focus on digital gaming by completing an acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming. It also offers its sportsbook technology to third parties.

iGB North America notes that the operator is also advertising for a manager of game design and operations, indicating that DraftKings is hiring staff in addition to setting up the legal entity.

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