Just as fantasy sports fans are enthusiastically selecting players for their team lineups, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota has officially launched Grand Fantasy Sports.
The daily fantasy sports (DFS) website, Granfantasysports.com, was developed by Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV), the tribe's business arm.
The platform is designed by EZFantasy, a "turn-key DFS business solution" launched last year by 2020 Casino Solutions, an MLCV company, reported legalsportsreport.com. EZFantasy is also a member of the Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association, reported calvinayre.com.
Transactions including secure deposits and withdrawals through the cash-payout site are handled via PayPal. Live scoring and detailed player stats are managed by Sportradar US.
The site is currently open to customers in California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The website will offer promotions to encourage customers to visit the Mille Lacs Band's brick-and-mortar casinos. The tribe also plans to integrate Grand Fantasy Sports at two bars under construction at their tribal casinos: Brand Burger Bar at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, and Rival House Sporting Parlour, at Grand Casino Hinckley, reported legalsportsreport.com.