- Users of DISH Hopper will be able to access DraftKings and place bets directly from their TV.
- DISH Hopper users can now bet on NCAA basketball, NBA, and NHL with more sports to come.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – In a first-of-its-kind deal, DraftKings Sportsbook and fantasy platform will be integrated into that of DISH TV Hopper.
According to a press release from DraftKings, DISH Network customers who use DISH TV Hopper be will be able to access DraftKings odds and bet on them directly from their TV.
“The integration with DraftKings is an exciting enhancement for our customers and a great addition to the growing DISH TV Hopper platform — a one-stop entertainment hub,” said Brian Neylon, Group President, DISH TV. “We’re thrilled to work with DraftKings to amplify the sports-fan experience, and extend the DraftKings footprint across our unique suite of services, including SLING TV and Boost Mobile, with potential applications across our 5G wireless buildout in the future.”
The integration will be active in all states with legal sports betting and where DraftKings and DISH Network are approved by the state’s regulatory agency.
The states where DISH Network is waiting approval include; West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The sports that viewers can bet on through their TVs now include NBA, NCAA Basketball, and NHL. DraftKings odds can be accessed by simply saying “launch DraftKings” from the DISH Voice Remote. More sports and features are slated to come in the near future.
“Our deal with DISH TV and the technology behind it immerses customers within a next-generation viewership experience and reaches these fanbases in a completely new way,” said Paul Liberman, president of product and technology and co-founder at DraftKings. “This is a unique opportunity for fans to watch games and engage with our real-money products while the technology also allows for further innovation ahead.”
The deal made between the two companies also opens the door for DraftKings to integrate into other DISH Network assets such as SLING TV and Boost Mobile in the future.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.