CLIPPERS PARTNER WITH DRAFTKINGS TO BECOME OFFICIAL DAILY FANTASY GAME PROVIDER
The Los Angeles Clippers and DraftKings announced today a partnership that makes DraftKings the official daily fantasy sports partner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The agreement marks the team’s first-ever partnership with a one-day fantasy sports website. DraftKings is the largest U.S.-based provider of daily fantasy sports contests across a broad range of professional and college sports, including basketball.
Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker and DraftKings Chief Executive Officer Jason Robins will officially discuss the partnership during a press conference on Wednesday, February 11th at STAPLES Center starting at 5:30 PM.
“We are excited to partner with DraftKings,” said Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the Clippers to associate with an innovative and progressive organization and we look forward to engaging our fan base through this new partnership.”
DraftKings will be incorporated with the Clippers through numerous elements including video board and LED Courtside signage, game day receptions, an extensive digital media package and a Fan Contest hosted on DraftKings.com. The Grand Prize will be a trip for two including round trip flights to the final Clippers game of the regular season versus Phoenix on April 14, along with tickets to the game, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and Clippers merchandise.
“The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA, and DraftKings is excited to work with an organization clearly on the rise and its national fan base,” said Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings. “The team’s slogan, ‘Be Relentless,’ is in the same spirit of competition and excitement we bring to our growing user base, and we’re very pleased to add the Clippers to the growing list of teams choosing to partner with DraftKings.”
Launched in April 2012, Boston-based DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, U.S.-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy professional football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, soccer, and mixed martial arts, and college football and basketball. DraftKings offers free and pay contests every day that award cash prizes. All contests feature a salary cap format, and new contests are offered every day with instantaneous prize distribution for winners. For more information, visit DraftKings at www.draftkings.com, like DraftKings at www.facebook.com/draftkings, and follow DraftKings at www.twitter.com/draftkings.