DraftKings at Casino Queen in has named Marc VanderWeele as its new general manager who will oversee the day-to-day operations of the casino. VanderWeele has served in multiple leadership positions at Casino Queen, including pit boss and director of table games.
He will oversee a $10 million expansion of DraftKings’ retail sportsbook that began last summer. The 30,000-square-foot expansion will include lounge-style seating and multiple high-definition televisions available for viewing as well as expanded dining options.
“Marc has been a trusted member of DraftKings at Casino Queen since the day it opened, and is an ideal fit for general manager,” said Terry Downey, president and CEO of CQ Holding Company Inc. “He brings in-depth knowledge specific to the community and local industry that can only be accumulated over time. We’re confident that he will continue to propel DraftKings at Casino Queen forward with his strategic vision for guest service and property operations.”
DraftKings at Casino Queen generated more than $70 million in adjusted gross casino gaming revenue in 2021, ranking sixth among the state’s 10 venues. Its $5.5 million in retail sports wagering revenue ranked second to only Rivers Casino in Des Plaines on the other side of the state.