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The XFL spring football league has signed a fantasy sports brand, FanDuel as their Official Fantasy Sports Partner. The deal will allow Flutter Entertainment – which is owned by the fantasy brand – to access official XFL data, including the league and team logos and marks, to officially create daily fantasy football tournaments on FanDuel throughout the XFL regular season and post-season this year.

Fanduel will also collaborate with the XFL to create custom content, special promotions, and bonuses for their fantasy customers. That will also include social giveaways with XFL’s pricing, starting from last weekend’s XFL season kick-off where FanDuel hosted a special Kick-off show. However, sports punters looking for special giveaways, bonuses and promotions will have better luck on, where you’ll find everything about casinos and sports bookies.

According to XFL chief operating officer and President Jeffrey Pollack, fantasy sports are a crucial part of the fan experience, and they’re thrilled to be working with FanDuel. The partnership will ensure they create additional ways for XFL fans to connect with the games. Jeffrey also revealed that they’re excited to be showcasing their new league to FanDuel’s customers.

FanDuel Group president Kip Levin added that by partnering with XFL directly during the league’s inaugural season, they could collaborate in giving their fantasy customers more ways to play. That will also create a new way for XFL fans to engage with the games. The move is just one among the flurry of activities by WWE Mogul Vince McMahon’s XFL, an organization that’s heavily leaning on sports betting to boost consumer engagement around their games.

In the US, all XFL games will air live on ESPN, Fox Sports, and ABC throughout the season. The coverage on ABC and ESPN will include gambling commentaries and graphics, including real-time odds at the bottom of your screen. These elements indicate a clear difference over the NFL, where broadcasters are highly discouraged from making gambling implications. 

The XFL has also signed a three-way partnership with iHeart Radio and VSIN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) to produce custom audio betting content. This one-of-a-kind partnership will produce digital audio Bet Casts for two games every week with real-time odds and commentary from betting experts. Even better, they’ll include an in-depth analysis of the events that influence changes on the betting lines. 

In the meantime, the XFL has unveiled its official app that will include videos and news, stats, real-time scores, League Standings, Schedules, and rosters. It will also feature game day updates, stadium information and access to XFL’s merchandise store to purchase digital tickets for games and other stuff.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 8: The Houston Roughnecks and the LA Wildcats line up for kickoff on February 8, 2020 at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas Campbell/XFL)

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 8: The Houston Roughnecks and the LA Wildcats line up for kickoff on February 8, 2020 at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas Campbell/XFL)

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