Daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings has moved to enhance its presence in Major League Baseball (MLB) by entering into partnership with 27 teams from the North American competition.
The series of new deals covers a number of franchises such as reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants as well as the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.
However, the deal excludes Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, which play in states that prohibit daily fantasy games as a form of gambling, as well as Canadian team the Toronto Blue Jays.
Under the new deals, supporters will have access to unique baseball contests and special experiences with their favourite teams, as well as exclusive content on the DraftKings mobile application.
The new deals will support an existing partnership DraftKings has in place with the MLB, under which it serves as the league’s official daily fantasy game.
DraftKings developed and now operates the $4 Million Fantasy Baseball World Championship, which gives fans the chance to win real-money prizes through fantasy sports games.
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