DraftKings adds new football contests to fantasy sports platform

DraftKings has added the Uefa Europa League European club football knockout competition and Liga Mexicana, the top division in Mexico, to its portfolio of daily fantasy sports (DFS) competitions.

The Europa League contest was launched this week to coincide with the round of 16 stage of this year’s competition, while the addition of Liga Mexicana will offer a Latin America option to players.

The new competitions will be offered alongside DraftKings’ existing contests for the UEFA Champions League European tournament, the English Premier League top flight and North America’s Major League Soccer.

DraftKings will run the new contests in partnership with Opta.

Jeffrey Haas, chief international officer at DraftKings said, “We are increasing our product depth, adding more leagues and contests that appeal to our growing global market.

“Football, as we all know, is the world’s favourite sport and we are proud to see so many daily fantasy football players using DraftKings as their second screen on match days to increase their engagement with and enjoyment of the sports they love.”

source : www.igamingbusiness.com

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