Philadelphia 76ers Announce Multi-platform Partnership With Daily Fantasy Sports Gaming Company DraftKings
SIXERS TO ANNOUNCE FAN CONTEST WITH DRAFTKINGS IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CENTER ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 2, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that DraftKings, Inc. is the team’s Official Daily Fantasy Game Partner. DraftKings, a United States-based company, offers fans a variety of daily and weekly fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, with awards immediately following each game.
With the announcement, the Sixers become DraftKings' first NBA partner.
Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil and DraftKings Chief Executive Officer Jason Robins will formally discuss the partnership and announce an interactive contest for fans during a press conference on Tuesday, December 2 at The Center (arena bowl) starting at 11:15 a.m. Sixers legend Darryl Dawkins will also attend and participate in the announcement.
“There is incredible opportunity emerging in the fantasy gaming market, and we are proud to be the first NBA team to align with DraftKings,” said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “DraftKings is on the cutting edge of the industry, boldly moving their business forward while taking intelligent risks – philosophies that embody the work we strive to accomplish every day at the Sixers. Today marks yet another step forward for us as we continue to revolutionize our partnerships, online offerings and fan engagement.”
”DrafKings is pleased to be aligned with one of the league’s flagship franchises, the 76ers, as our first NBA partner,” said DraftKings CEO Jason Robins. “They are a remarkably well-run organization with incredibly entrenched fans, whom we are looking forward to exciting with our daily fantasy contests, experiences, and awards."
Through the partnership, DraftKings becomes the presenting partner of several of the team’s digital platforms, including the Sixers’ official website, SIXERS.COM; Sixers Sixth Man E-News (SIGN UP HERE); and mobile application (DOWNLOAD HERE).
DraftKings will also present the Sixers Radio Broadcast, featuring long-time Sixers voice Tom McGinnis on flagship station 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN) and additional radio partners 97.3 ESPN South Jersey (WENJ), Sports Radio 1470 AM Allentown (WSAN), ESPN 1050 AM in Williamsport, WPDC AM 1600 in Elizabethtown, The Voice 830 AM (WEEU) and 103.1 FM State College.
Launched in April 2012, Boston-based DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy professional football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and soccer, 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 atwww.draftkings.com, like DraftKings at www.facebook.com/draftkings, and follow DraftKings atwww.twitter.com/draftkings.