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Following failed meger deal with FanDuel

DraftKings prepares for NFL season

DraftKings prepares for NFL season
DraftKings CEO, Jason Robins, talked about the future of the company and said the website will continue with its normal offer, after the federal government decided to block its tie-up plan with FanDuel.
United States | 07/20/2017

DraftKings CEO, Jason Robins, talked about the future of the company and said the website will continue with its normal offer, after the federal government decided to block its tie-up plan with FanDuel.

D

uring a Facebook Live Session, Robins said the website is "moving on" after calling off its merger deal with FanDuel.

Robins assured the company is looking ahead at the beginning of this year's NFL season as an opportunity to keep growing. He pointed out the website will continue with its regular gaming offer, but also is planning to launch a new game more focused on casual players.

“I’ve heard a lot of really great feedback about Arcade Mode, and looking at the numbers lots of people are playing it, which is great. Definitely a more casual game, that I think if you don’t have as much time, or you just want something that’s a bit higher-scoring, it’s great for those types of players.

So each sport is different, and we are going to have something like that, a different sort of game for NFL. It may not be the same exact format, because every fantasy sport is a bit different. and we want to do something that’s really built for NFL, and makes sense for the NFL product. But we will definitely have something like that and will be announcing that very soon with some of our other product announcements, " he explained.

Among the new plans for the Daily Fantasy Sports operator shared by Robins are:

  • A new top prize of a million dollars in contests throughout the NFL season.
  • DFS for college sports won’t be returning, as the company has helped to pass laws in a number of states that ban such contests.
  • Other products and more sports are on the way, including plans for boxing and tennis. Among the new sports that are definitively on the way is EuroLeague basketball.
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