Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator FanDuel is pleased to announce that its service offering in the United States has expanded with the launch of competitions based on the English Premier League top tier of club football.
The launch of the competitions will see customers being given an opportunity to build an eight player roster of a goalkeeper, two defenders, three midfielders and two forwards, with a salary cap of an amount of $60,000.
The new contests are due to commence with a selection of scoring categories which include chances created and shots on target.
Premier League competitions will be offered together with FanDuel’s customary contests for American football, basketball, ice hockey and baseball.
To date, the only sports FanDuel had to offer were the major North American pro sports – NFL, NBA, NHL as well as Major League Baseball.
The Chief Executive of FanDuel, Nigel Eccles, commented on the new launch by saying that their ultimate goal is for fans of all sports to experience what FanDuel has to offer.
Eccles went on to say that as they continue to enhance their core product, they look forward to giving the millions of US soccer fans access to the same game day excitement that brings other sports fans to their platform.
FanDuel went live in the United Kingdom earlier this year with a soccer product – launching a US-Facing soccer product piggybacks off of that effort, although the products are slightly different.
FanDuel’s users can now play contests based on the EPL schedule.