In honor of merger, FanDuel announces $15K MLB free play game

SHARE In honor of merger, FanDuel announces $15K MLB free play game

FanDuel announced its merger with Dublin-based gaming company Paddy Power Betfair on Wednesday. | Kathy Willens/Associated Press

In honor of striking a deal with a Dublin-based gaming company, FanDuel is hosting a “MLB Fan Appreciation Free Play” fantasy game with $15,000 on the line.

The game will begin at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday.

FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports site, signed a merger agreement with Paddy Power Betfair on Wednesday. The deal is still awaiting final regulatory approval, although it’s expected to be granted soon.

FanDuel CEO Matt King made it clear in a statement that this agreement will not impact any of its fantasy sports contests and said its planning to roll out new initiatives throughout 2018. King hinted that the gaming website will be launching new games and features for the upcoming NFL season.

“We know you’ll love what we’re cooking up,” King said.

The merger comes after last week’s Supreme Court ruling that gave states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

The Latest
Sensory walks, a campfire feast and learning sessions with scientists are just some of the ways Illinoisans and out-of-towners alike can celebrate the historic double emergence of the 13-year and 17-year cicadas.
El trío usaba máscaras, portaba armas de fuego y utilizaba vehículos robados para asaltar licorerías y bares, según los fiscales federales.
Los miembros del jurado deliberaron durante algo más de cuatro horas, desde el miércoles por la tarde hasta el jueves por la mañana. El juicio, que duró tres semanas y fue el primero de miles de casos similares en todo el país que se presentaron ante un jurado, terminó el miércoles.
El cierre de la cervecería en el área de Douglass Park afectará a 86 empleados, algunos de los cuales trabajarán a distancia o se trasladarán a California.
This is strictly about them as one of the most powerful governing bodies in America not allowing the current financial ecosystem to move forward without them. This, at the end of the day, is all about all the NCAA knows: power and control.