- DraftKings has partnered with the Drone Racing League to offer drone racing betting.
- The Drone Racing League Championship will take place on January 9.
BOSTON — On Friday, DraftKings announced their partnership with the Drone Racing League (DRL) and are now able to offer betting odds for drone racing.
“The sky is now the limit for DRL fans to get skin in the game, and we’re thrilled to partner with DraftKings to transform our high-speed race competition into the ultimate sport to bet on— The opportunity for us to elevate our engagement through all forms of gaming and gambling will only increase as mobile betting becomes more adopted across the country,” said Rachel Jacobson, DRL President.
Drone racing is no stranger to the legal sports betting site though as DraftKings has recently begun offering “free-to-play” pools during the 2020 DRL season which brought in large crowds of sports bettors. In the first week of actually hosting these DRL betting opportunities, DraftKings saw a total of 150,000 entries.
“DRL is scaling their business as fast as their drone races, and we’re excited to be flying with them given DRL’s thrilling, innovative racing events are perfect for the customized wagering offerings we can create— Our expertise in sports betting combined with DRL’s stats-packed competition will make this a fun and seamless opportunity to engage their avid audience along with tech-savvy, adrenaline-loving sports fans,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer of DraftKings.
With DraftKings new deal with the DRL, they will now be able to offer more than just free pools. They can now offer betting lines before the races as well as in-game live betting odds also. They are also granted different marketing and branding rights as well within drone racing.
Their partnership came just ahead of the DRL Allianz World Championship in which DraftKings will actually host different “pre-flight” shows on how bettors can get in on the action. The drone racing championship will take place on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on NBC, Twitter, and Facebook.
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