FanDuel marks return of US sport with $80m giveaway
Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has announced details of a new initiative, where it will distribute more than $80m (£63.2m/€69.4m) in site credits to its customers to celebrate the return of professional sport in the US.
All major league competitions in the country had been suspended due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but a number of leagues are due to return within the next few weeks.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) league will begin on July 30, while the regular Major League Baseball (MLB) season is set to start tomorrow (23 July), and the National Hockey League (NHL) from August 1.
To mark the return of professional sport, FanDuel will credit each US customer that holds a daily fantasy sports account or an online sportsbook account with an extra $10 in site credit.