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Draftkings Introduces New Football Leagues

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Leading Daily Fantasy Sports platform adds UEFA Europa League and Liga MX to offering

Draftkings Introduces New Football LeaguesLONDON, UK March 10, 2016 – DraftKings, the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has today announced the introduction of two new football leagues, extending their global product offering to the UEFA Europa League and Liga Mexicana.

This week, DraftKings launches its UEFA Europa League football contests to coincide with partner club Liverpool FC’s fixture tonight against Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in the Round of 16. In addition to Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Major League Soccer contests, DraftKings players will now be able to enter contests in the Europa League immediately offering them a chance to compete for once in a lifetime experiences and cash prizes.

Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer at DraftKings said, “We are increasing our product depth, adding more leagues and contests that appeal to our growing global market. Football, as we all know, is the world’s favourite sport and we are proud to see so many daily fantasy football players using DraftKings as their second screen on match days to increase their engagement with and enjoyment of the sports they love.”

Angus McNab, Perform VP Content, North America commented, “Opta is delighted to extend our relationship with DraftKings, so that their customers can enjoy an even greater breadth of competitions and contests. The addition of Liga MX is really exciting and it’s great that people will explore the performances of players in this league as well.”

DraftKings is also proud to offer weekly contests in Liga MX, making the football offering on the platform truly global. The new addition to their product offering will further engage football fans in the most popular Latin American league.

For more information on DraftKings’ launch in the UK, visit; www.draftkings.co.uk/

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The app is available for download from the Apple Store for iOS and the DraftKings UK site for Android.

About DraftKings
DraftKings, Inc. is a leading skill-based Daily Fantasy Sports platform that allows fans to compete in single-day, online games for cash and prizes across the largest variety of professional sports. DraftKings’ technology brings a more engaging interactive experience and daily excitement to the pastime of fantasy sports, which has captivated sports fans for decades. DraftKings is the exclusive DFS partner of Premier League sides Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC and Watford FC, the NFL International Series, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and NASCAR. Founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA with offices in New York City and London.

Additional Information

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Contact:

Pippa Hancock

DraftKings, UK

phancock@draftkings.com

Tel: +44 (0) 7789 206286

Sabrina Macias

DraftKings, USA

smacias@draftkings.com

Tel: +1 646 565 6758

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