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Monthly Archives: September 2017

“ASK DRAFTKINGS” BECOMES NEW DAILY FANTASY SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA

DraftKings Skill for Alexa to Provide Real-Time and Historical DraftKings’ Stats for NFL

 BOSTON, Mass., September 28, 2017 – DraftKings, Inc., the leading global daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform, today announced its first integration with Amazon’s Alexa. DraftKings Skill for Alexa, “Ask DraftKings,” is a free DFS-oriented service to be offered this NFL season. The DraftKings Skill for Alexa will now bring real-time and historical DraftKings’ fantasy stats to millions of sports fans’ homes through Amazon’s voice service.

Through this integration, customers in the US and UK can ask DraftKings Skill for Alexa questions about specific players including DraftKings fantasy points earned, touchdowns scored, net yards and overall stats both in real time and historically. To receive information on an athlete, customers can enable the DraftKings Skill for Alexa and follow it with a player’s name by saying, “Alexa, Launch DraftKings. Tom Brady.” Alternatively, customers can simply ask, “Alexa, how many points does Tom Brady have?” If interested to hear an athlete’s DraftKings’ fantasy score from a specific week, customers must say “Ask DraftKings” followed by the player’s name and the given week, such as, “Alexa, how many points did Tom Brady earn in week 7 of the 2016 – 2017 season?”

In addition to fantasy football, “Ask DraftKings” will be expanding into new international markets and offer specific DFS relevant information on athletes for all 10 sports that DraftKings offers.

“We want to provide DraftKings customers another way to get real-time updates on their DFS players,“ said Jeremy Elbaum, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “Alexa has become an indispensable part of daily life for many consumers which makes it a clear choice for DraftKings as we expand into new platforms.”

”Ask DraftKings” is currently available in the Alexa Skills store. You can learn more about DraftKings Skill for Alexa, “Ask DraftKings,” here: http://bit.ly/2xBR2ze

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DRAFTKINGS AND FANXCHANGE PARTNER TO BRING SPORTS FANS FROM THEIR PHONE SCREENS TO THE STADIUM

 Multi-Year Partnership will Include Access to Live Sporting Events and Exclusive Assets

 BOSTON, Mass., September 26, 2017 – DraftKings, Inc., the leading global daily fantasy sports platform, has named Fanxchange as its official live event ticketing partner. Through this partnership, Fanxchange will provide DraftKings customers with access to live sporting events through exclusive promotional assets across DraftKings’ web, mobile, DK Live and DKTV platforms.

“We know that 60% of our customers watch more live sports since they started playing fantasy contests on our platform,” said Jeremy Elbaum, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, DraftKings. “This partnership lets us tap into our customers’ unrivaled passion and bring it to life.”

To launch this partnership, DraftKings is offering a customized, free-to-play contest, starting today, September 26th and running until October 1st. Customers will have the opportunity to test their skills to win cash prizes as well as Fanxchange credits. Additionally, all entrants in this contest are eligible for discounts on Fanxchange, including 75% off Fanxchange’s fees associated with their ticket purchases for the week of September 26th – October 1st.  You can enter the contest directly here http://bit.ly/2xw75yC and purchase tickets directly on Fanxchange here http://bit.ly/2hv1UaN.

“DraftKings’ customers are the ultimate sports fans and this partnership will allow us to bring them from watching a game and engaging with their platform at home to cheering for their favorite team live in the stadium,” said Brandon Koffler, CEO, Fanxchange. “We can now provide their customers with unprecedented access and opportunities to connect their passion for fantasy sports directly to the games, creating a complete and dynamic sports experience.”

DraftKings and Fanxchange will continue to roll out offers which will be exclusively promoted across DraftKings’ platforms. All ticket transactions will take place on the Fanxchange platform in a seamless, safe and secure manner.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta and Germany. Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

About Fanxchange

Fanxchange is an online ticket marketplace; home to millions of tickets for sports, concert and theater events across North America. Our marketplace enables fans to find the best deals available, see their favorite team, artist or show live and buy tickets with confidence as every order is backed by our guarantee. Whether on mobile or web, Fanxchange makes buying tickets a fun, simple and seamless experience. Fanxchange is also the B2B industry leader in powering white labeled live event ticketing solutions for major loyalty programs, financial institutions, travel providers, hotel operators, e-commerce marketplaces and distribution partners; providing their users access to tickets for all their favorite live events! Check out our site and find tickets to your favorite event at fanxchange.com

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