09.12.2022. Daily highlights
Multi-year extension between FanDuel and WNBA
FanDuel and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) partnered up with a multi-year extension. They established the agreement five years ago and now FanDuel is looking like an official WNBA sportsbook partner. FanDuel had already operated the WNBA’s official daily fantasy game, as its official daily fantasy partner. During future seasons, FanDuel odds will now feature on a number of WNBA’s digital channels.
“FanDuel has made a concerted effort to support sports equity,” said FanDuel chief executive Amy Howe. “We are tangibly acting to elevate female athletes. And one important way to do that is to grow strategic partnerships with an organization. WNBA is the true pioneer in the space. “This new deal allows FanDuel to build and promote a true sports ecosystem around women’s professional basketball including highlights now on FanDuel TV.”
The operator will also integrate several new content features for the 2023 WNBA season. Such as highlights featured within its sportsbook and fantasy platforms. “We continue to see increased interest from a broadening fanbase in the WNBA,” said the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “Fans are seeking more ways to engage with our game, and FanDuel has been a great partner in growing their offering to meet that demand, as shown by our partnership renewal. “In the seasons ahead, we look forward to building on this strong partnership and working with FanDuel to introduce increased offerings as part of our focus on new and innovative ways to drive fan engagement and enhance the fan experience.”
FanDuel multiyear sponsorship with Churchill Downs Incorporated
Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and US sportsbook market leader FanDuel have agreed on a broad base multiyear sponsorship-, technology-, and television-related deal. In this agreement, CDI will provide certain technology and services aimed at enabling FanDuel customers to place pari-mutuel wagers on horseracing. It will be possible via FanDuel’s sports wagering and advanced deposit wagering (ADW) platforms. CDI will grant FanDuel certain television and media rights to broadcast CDI-owned racing content on FanDuel’s newly launched television network.
To add, FanDuel will also receive a non-exclusive sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby in the sports wagering category, beginning in 2023, in exchange for an annual sponsorship fee. CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen welcomed the deal, “We look forward to working with FanDuel to deliver premium horseracing content to their expansive base of sports wagering customers,” Carstanjen said.
FanDuel CEO Amy Howe highlighted the newly launched FanDuel TV. “With the launch of FanDuel TV last week and the upcoming integration of premier racing content into our market-leading sportsbook, we believe this is an inflection point in our ability to offer our customers a seamless wagering experience with a single wallet,” Howe said. “We are especially pleased that we will be able to offer wagering on the most exciting two minutes in sports. It is the Kentucky Derby, and we will have exclusive broadcast rights to the CDI family of tracks on FanDuel TV. “We look forward to creating new audiences for horseracing,” Howe added.
Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes dominating US slots rankings
In the same way, as in the first six months, Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes is dominating iGaming Tracker’s US slots rankings. The second place in August went to IGT’s Cleopatra, with Fortune Coin ranking at third.
Previous second place incumbent, IGT’s Cash Eruption, finished in sixth place. ReelPlay’s Hypernova Megaways and Evolution’s Divine Fortune surpassed Cash Eruption and ranked at fourth and fifth position.
A total of 28 sites were checked as part of the August tri-state sample. This included 148 web pages and 1,281 games. In the list below, games rank by their position throughout the month. This includes all online casino sites in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The ‘main’ page of the casinos play big role and the top 20 most prominent positions on those pages. To get the rank, a total number of hours the game was in the top 20 positions throughout the month are counted. To add, each casino page is tracked at least once every 24 hours. Live casino games are excluded from this list.