DraftKings apologizes for 9/11-themed betting promotion

Sportsbook DraftKings issued an apology Monday after it posted a betting promotion on its app that referenced the twenty second anniversary of 9/11. 

The promotion, which was featured throughout the app as early as Sunday night, inspired customers to guess on three New York groups to win their respective video games on Monday, a sort of guess often known as a parlay. The promotion was titled “NEVER FORGET” and skim, “Wager on these New York groups to win tonight on 9/11,” referring to the Mets, Yankees and Jets. 

The promotion was pulled from the app someday Monday morning after drawing criticism on social media, together with one tweet directed at DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins.


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