After its real-money sports betting brand Fox Bet, Fox Sports has rolled out a fresh, domestic free-to-play sports prediction game for US clients, the second significant part of the broadcaster partnership with The Stars Group.
Fox Sports Super 6 challenges players to predict the result of six American soccer matches, winning hundreds of thousands of dollars each week.
Fans can choose who they believe will be the winning team and the respective victory margin within predefined ranges or answer six multiple-choice questions. Players have the chance to enter various competitions every week with up to $250,000 (£202,000) in jackpot awards.
Fox Sports’ president national networks, Mark Silverman, said: “The Fox Sports Super 6 app will heighten the excitement of watching live sports while simultaneously deepening our viewers’ engagement with our brand.“
There will be an initial three games available, offering the primary $250,000 jackpot award for Super 6 NFL Sunday, where supporters will pick the result and margin of victory for six NFL Sunday matches. If no player wins the jackpot, the guaranteed money awards will decrease.
Meanwhile, TNF Super 6 will raise six multiple-choice questions based on NFL’s weekly Thursday Night Football game, with a $25,000 jackpot award available.
Furthermore, Saturday Super 6 College Football will challenge players to select the winning team and by how many points in college contests. Fox Bet said thousands are going to be paid out each week in jackpot awards.
“The Fox Sports Super 6 app offers a quick, simple and fun experience that we think sports fans here will love, just like they do in other countries where we run them,” Fox Bet chief executive Robin Chhabra said.
Through its Sky Bet brand, the Stars Group already runs a comparable service in the UK, with players being able to forecast the outcomes of six weekly football games through Soccer Saturday Super Six. The service is run in collaboration with Sky Sports.
The free-to-play game will be accessible across all U.S. states, with its launch agreed in May of this year as part of Fox Sports and The Stars Group’s sports wagering and media partnership. The agreement also includes real-money betting brand Fox Bet roll-out in countries that have enacted wagering legislation, with the product already living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
With the addition of more sports to Fox Sports Super 6, including basketball in October, Fox Sports intends to follow up on the original launch.