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DraftKings expands payment options in the UK

Leading Daily Fantasy Sports platform caters to growing UK customer base with Paysafe

LONDON, 11 May 2016 – DraftKings, the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, is expanding its payment options in the United Kingdom through a partnership with Paysafe, a leading global payment provider. DraftKings’ UK customers can now fund their accounts with debit and credit cards.

Through this agreement, Paysafe, a FTSE 250 company, will be the exclusive debit and credit card processor for DraftKings UK. Paysafe’s expertise in payment products and services will enable DraftKings UK to meet the evolving needs of the business and help make payments easier for its customers.

Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer of DraftKings said: “Working with Paysafe, a world leader in digital payments, is an important step for us in our business growth. They are assisting us in meeting our customer demands while reaching an ever-increasing number of players.”

Neil Erlick, Executive Vice President, Business Development at Paysafe added: “As a payments provider with considerable sector expertise across many rapidly-evolving industries, we are pleased to be enabling more ways in which DraftKings’ customers can pay to play. Helping the businesses we work with grow their payment options in existing and new markets is central to what we do.”

DraftKings, which has seen phenomenal year-over-year growth, now boasts more than 7 million registered players. More than 300,000 of them have played skill-based daily fantasy football games across a range of leading leagues, including: Premier League; UEFA Champions League; UEFA Europa League; Major League Soccer; and Liga MX. 

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

Visit DraftKings UK Social Media Platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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.

About Paysafe

Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid card, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services. We believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and safe. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by merchants, and by consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies. Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe's brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, paysafecard®, payolution® and FANS Entertainment. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.

 

Contact:

Pippa Hancock                                                    
DraftKings, UK                  
phancock@draftkings.com                         
Tel: +44 (0) 7789 206286

Sabrina Macias
DraftKings, US
smacias@draftkings.com
Tel: +1 (917) 653 2525

Gavin Haycock
Paysafe Group plc
Gavin.haycock@paysafe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3826 9767

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