PrizePicks, the largest independently owned Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator, announced its licensing and expansion into the state of Alabama, marking the 31st jurisdiction in which the most mainstream DFS game on the market is available and allowing PrizePicks to serve more than 60% of the U.S. population, including Top 10 markets like Georgia, Florida, Texas and California.
That footprint is in stark contrast to the 25% of the U.S. population and 15 states which have legalized and implemented online sports betting to date. PrizePicks is also the only DFS operator which offers DFS prop action on college athletes, something fans of the University of Alabama can experience this week as the SEC regular season and tournament champion Crimson Tide open the NCAA men’s basketball tournament as the East Region’s second seed against Iona. New PrizePicks customers can take advantage of an attractive first-time depositor offer of a 100% instant deposit match.
“We consider our headquarters in Atlanta and our in-depth knowledge of the Southern United States to be part of our competitive advantage,” said PrizePicks CEO Adam Wexler. “Our brand is uniquely positioned to be a major player in the most populous region of the country as it moves towards full betting legalization in the coming years and expanding into Alabama is a big part of that.”
As a fantasy operator, PrizePicks is able to offer college sports fans action on both college football and college basketball, which rank as the Nos. 3 and 4 markets, respectively, on PrizePicks. With the South home to dominant college conferences like the SEC and ACC, the popularity of these sports on PrizePicks fits seamlessly with the company’s geographic footprint and strategy.
In the coming year, PrizePicks plans to pursue licensing in Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, the only states from the region lacking from the company’s existing Southern footprint. The Southern United States accounts for 38% and more than 120 million total residents. By comparison the West, the next biggest region, accounts for approximately 75 million residents.
PrizePicks has also established partnerships with a wide variety of professional brands and athletes rooted in the South. These include Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves – Alabama has long been considered part of “Braves Country” – and Miami Marlins to former Falcons star Michael Vick and Braves legend Andruw Jones as well as Atlanta’s biggest esports franchise, Ghost Gaming.
PrizePicks Announces Inaugural World Championship Featuring Celebrities, Athletes and Fantasy Sports Enthusiasts
PrizePicks announced the inaugural PrizePicks World Championship, a skill-based daily fantasy sports showdown featuring celebrities and athletes, including Druski, Sean O’Malley, Tee Grizzley, and more. Taking place November 5th through the 19th, the first-of-its-kind tournament will see the competitors teaming up with millions of followers in a Fantasy battle royale to decide who will take home the $100,000 grand prize.
“At PrizePicks we bring sports fans together and push ourselves to build innovative new experiences around watching games that people love. The PrizePicks World Championship blends the viral nature of fantasy sports and social media communities in a competitive format that has never been done before and we can’t wait to introduce it to our members,” said PrizePicks co-founder & CEO Adam Wexler.
12 competitors from the PrizePicks ambassador community will engage in a three week long head-to-head, bracket-style tournament. Each week, competitors will strategically build their favorite 6-Pick Flex entry for Sunday football games, with the goal of most accurately predicting statistical outcomes for their favorite players. The contestant with the most correct picks in each matchup advances to the next round. In the event of a tie, the contestant with the highest number of fan supporters on PrizePicks riding their selections secures the win.
Fans can get in on the action as well. The 12 competitors will rally their followers to join their team before the Week 1 kickoff on November 5th. Everyone who joined the team of the winning contestant will win a Free Entry for an opportunity to win $2000.
Verse Fantasy Announces Strategic Partnership with SportsDataIO
Verse Fantasy, an innovative pioneer in the fantasy sports industry, announced a strategic partnership with SportsDataIO, a leading provider of sports data solutions, to power Verse’s suite of DFS and Season Long fantasy contests. Verse Fantasy uniquely caters to the vast and untapped market of social groups who crave competitive gaming experiences.
Verse Fantasy was officially formed in 2020, but its inception can be traced back to Dan Zimmerman’s experiences and inspiration from time overseas in England. Dan and the Verse Fantasy team aim to make every week count in fantasy sports by bridging the gap between DFS and traditional season-long fantasy sports.
Verse Fantasy’s innovation lies in making gaming with friends and league members as effortless as creating a group chat. Syncing their fantasy leagues into the Verse platform empowers users to customize and control their own paid gaming experiences, turning every week into a championship opportunity.
Verse Fantasy’s innovative contest creator tools allow users to craft bespoke DFS pools with hundreds of stat combinations, prop types, and filters all backed by SportsDataIO’s best-in-class data.
Verse Fantasy selected SportsDataIO as its data partner due to SportsDataIO’s industry leadership in fantasy sports and their robust sports betting offerings, which hold the potential to inspire future iterations of Verse Fantasy.
“The Verse team is proud to partner with SportsDataIO to bring the thrill of daily fantasy to season long leagues across the country. We look forward to growing alongside the best data partner in the space,” said Verse Fantasy CEO Dan Zimmermann.
“As Verse Fantasy entered the market with a unique DFS and fantasy game offering, they sought an experienced data partner that could scale with their business and deliver rich, reliable and fast sports feeds. SportsDataIO was solely positioned to meet those needs and support the growth of their business,” Charles Collings, Director of Business Development at SportsDataIO, said.
Stokastic Unveils Revolutionary New Sims Tools
Stokastic, a leading innovator in sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) tools and analytics, has released its groundbreaking Stokastic Sims product. Currently offered for both MLB and PGA, this revolutionary no-code solution empowers players to compete with, and beat, professional DFS players.
Seasoned DFS professionals have long leveraged simulations, but now, with Stokastic Sims, any player can effortlessly do the same. Bryan Berryman, Senior Product Manager and one of the architects behind the Sims, emphasizes, “This tool levels the playing field and empowers everyone, regardless of technical expertise and skill level, to delve into the world of advanced simulations”. Berryman is confident that Stokastic Sims will reshape the landscape of DFS for years to come.
With comprehensive metrics, in-depth analysis, and advanced features, the Sims Tools build on Stokastic’s legacy of providing its subscribers with invaluable insights for informed decision-making. The launch of the MLB and PGA Sims is a game changer in the world of DFS lineup optimization and cements Stokastic’s place as a leader in sports data and analytics.
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