Daily Fantasy Sports are blowing up, and NFL teams are jumping on the opportunity to join the exploding, $1 billion-plus industry. DraftKings, an ever-popular destination for fans in need of a weekly fantasy football fix, recently announced a partnership with 12 organizations, including our very own Minnesota Vikings.
The partnership, announced in conjunction with the DraftKings $10 Million Guaranteed Millionaire Maker Fantasy Football Contest, will bring fans closer to their favorite teams through a number of different fantasy football offerings. Each week, users around North America can play single-day online games for cash and prizes against their friends for a small fee. According to the team’s official website, the opportunities are endless as DraftKings expands its partnerships:
“Offering the best user experience is always our number one goal at DraftKings and partnering with 12 football teams of this caliber ensures that we will have the best games and offerings for the DraftKings community,” said DraftKings CEO Jason Robins.
“The sky is the limit for our partner teams and their fans this NFL season, as we host the largest contest in daily fantasy sports (DFS) history in Week One, join forces with ESPN to seamlessly bridge daily and season-long fantasy football, collaborate with FOX Sports on unique TV integrations and open in-stadium lounges at three outstanding facilities.”
In addition to the new features listed above, the company will also offer “exclusive fantasy games and money-can’t buy experiences to fans in these markets” as well as “premium in-stadium branding and online extensions on each teams’ digital platform.”