Genius Sports sign Drone Racing League data partnership

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The Drone Racing League has signed landmark partnership with Genius Sports Group to accelerate DRL into the sports betting space.

The two elite technology brands will come together for a multi-year partnership to reimagine the gaming landscape, marking an initial step towards creating a first-ever, league-approved drone racing product in the United States. Their agreement will enable licensed sportsbooks to attract a new audience of highly engaged drone racing fans while providing an immersive DRL race experience.

The partnership kicks off as the 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season airs on NBC, NBCSN, Twitter and Facebook Watch — featuring the top drone pilots in the world facing off on the DRL SIM, a drone racing video game available on Xbox and Steam.

“Fans all over the world love the Drone Racing League — and now, through our incredible new partnership with Genius Sports, they’ll soon get to bet on it too. With our minute-long races packed with stats around speed, crashes, and competition, professional drone racing is on the fast track to be the best sport to bet on,” said DRL President Rachel Jacobson.

“The Drone Racing League is all about delivering real-time, data-driven content to highly engaged fans worldwide. Their core aims align closely with our own, making this the ideal partnership to unleash DRL’s fantastic product with our global network of sportsbooks and their customers,” said Genius Sports Group CEO Mark Locke.