DraftKings and XFL have announced details of a new partnership making the former an Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner and the league’s Authorised Gaming Operator.
DraftKings players will be able to engage in the fast-paced and up-tempo style of play of the new professional football league over a cumulative 12-week season including the regular season and postseason of the XFL.
Customers in licenced states will be able to place a number of bets and draught daily fantasy lineups on the eight-team XFL beginning with the kickoff to the XFL 2020 season on February 8.
Ezra Kucharz Chief Business Officer of DraftKings said: “The XFL is an innovative, fan-first league and DraftKings shares a mutual commitment to delivering a top-notch gaming experience to sports fans across the board.
“We are confident that through this collaborative partnership, our highly engaged customer base will enjoy betting on the XFL and playing in XFL Daily Fantasy Sports contests. We look forward to the start of the season this Saturday.”
The XFL 2020 season will include two four-team divisions and eight highly anticipated rosters of players and coaches including former Carolina Panthers running back Cameron Artis-Payne, former Michigan state quarterback Connor Cook, and former Oklahoma Sooners legendary head coach Bob Stoops, with all games broadcast nationally on ABC, ESPN, and FOX Sports. The season concludes on April 26 with a championship game.
Jeffrey Pollack, President and COO of the XFL said: “We want what our fans want, and millions of football fans have made fantasy and legal wagering an essential part of their football experience.
“DraftKings is a leader in this space and shares our commitment to giving fans more ways to connect to the game we all love. This partnership is another great way to broaden our reach and introduce our new league.”
As the XFL’s Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner and Authorised Gaming Operator, DraftKings will be able to incorporate XFL signs, logos, and player images into its gaming channels and marketing campaigns.