PHAI sues DraftKings in Massachusetts
The new lawsuit has been filed by the litigation organization on behalf of gambling enthusiasts in Massachusetts who registered playing accounts with DraftKings to make use of the operator’s widely advertised thousand-dollar signup bonus. The plaintiffs alleged that DraftKings’ advertisements were deceptive, implying that simply signing up would reward them with a thousand dollars worth of credits.
However, the bonus in question featured much more involved requirements, namely a first deposit of 5 thousand dollars and a subsequent betting requirement of 25 thousand dollars on select opportunities offered by the operator within a 90-day period. The plaintiff stated that prospecting customers could not have reasonably been expected to understand the high costs of the bonus, with the likelihood of them opting to not open a playing account with DraftKings being quite high if the terms were clearly communicated in the company’s ads.
The PHAI mentioned that the two players who initiated the lawsuit stated that they were perplexed after not receiving their thousand-dollar registration bonuses. The organization stated that they are two of thousands of residents of the state who would have opted to not register at DraftKings had they been clearly communicated the requirements of the operator’s promotional offer.