FanDuel unveils partnership with Washington Football Team
FanDuel Group and the Washington Football Team announced the first-ever market access partnership between a National Football League team and an online sports gaming platform in the U.S. Under the terms of this agreement, FanDuel and the Washington Football Team launched legal sports betting on Thursday in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We are excited to bring America’s #1 Sportsbook to residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group. “We’re honored to partner with an iconic sports franchise and we plan to deliver the most fan-focused, and secure, mobile sports betting experience to the passionate sports fans of Virginia.”
Under Virginia’s sports wagering law, the Washington Football Team was given preference for a mobile sports betting permit based on it meeting certain criteria for sports franchises headquartered in Virginia, and the option to partner with an established sports wagering operator to run the business. The Washington Football Team has chosen the FanDuel Sportsbook as its operational partner to jointly hold the permit.
Scott Shepherd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Hospitality for the Washington Football Team, added, “When this truly unique opportunity presented itself, it was a natural fit to strategically align with our long-time partner, FanDuel, as we knew they’d establish a best in class sports betting marketplace, grounded by innovation and consumer protection. We’re very excited for all this groundbreaking partnership will offer our valued fans throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of their game day experience.”