Fans in approved states can now wager on Northwoods League action daily
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League is excited to announce that popular legal sports betting operator DraftKings has Northwoods League games available for wagering. This is a first-of its’ kind offering in summer collegiate baseball by a major sportsbook operator in the United States.
“I’ve been looking forward to this date for some time and am excited that DraftKings is taking the lead in getting Northwoods League betting lines to the general public,” said Northwoods League Co-founder/Chairman Dick Radatz, Jr. “We are very well positioned for this endeavor with our daily ESPN+ games and free streaming services. Good luck to all.”
Northwoods League games are currently available for wagering on the DraftKings mobile app and online in the following states with more coming soon. Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Wyoming and Ontario, Canada.
Prior to the 2022 season the Northwoods League entered into an agreement with Sports Info Solutions to become the Official Data Provider of the League and they have been instrumental in creating daily lines and working with the different operators to get them live for wagering.
‘We’re glad to support the Northwoods League and betting industry at large with advanced data and odds for NWL,” said SIS CEO Dan Hannigan-Daley. “To have DraftKings leverage our data is a clear sign from a market leader that the appetite is there for this content.”
The League has also done extensive training and education with all front office members, coaches, and players with the help of the League’s integrity partner US Integrity.
“US Integrity is proud to partner with the Northwoods League and assist as wagering on their events becomes available,” said Matthew Holt, US Integrity’s CEO & Co-Founder. “US Integrity’s mission is to provide conflict-free, best-in-class insights & compliance solutions to our clients. We are looking forward to working with the exceptional team at the Northwoods League.”
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 290 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.