FanDuel Group and Pat McAfee Inc. have announced a broader extension of their relationship, designating FanDuel the full category exclusive sports betting, daily fantasy sports, casino, and horse racing provider for Pat McAfee Inc. The announcement marks the first-of-its-kind official partnership between a legal Sportsbook and sports media personality.
FanDuel will now be a distributor of Pat McAfee content via FanDuel’s owned and operated platforms. In addition, FanDuel and Pat McAfee are coming together to further bring sports betting into a legal, safe environment and deepen McAfee’s relationship with the growing sports betting category.
“Pat McAfee is a star in the sports media world. Our ability to evolve how we work together from a very successful affiliate relationship into a full-blown media partnership is something ground-breaking and incredibly exciting for McAfee fans and sports fans nationwide,” Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, said.
As part of the new deal, FanDuel will distribute the Pat McAfee Show airing nightly at 10 pm ET on SportsGrid which can be found on OTT providers such as Roku, Pluto, Xumo, and more. The Pat McAfee Show will also air on TVG, FanDuel’s nationally distributed horse racing television network.
“Pat has delivered incredible results and proves to be a key asset as we continue to elevate our media strategy. With the energy that Pat and his team bring, combined with his positive and uplifting approach to entertainment, I can’t think of anyone better to be the face of our brand and content network,” Adam Kaplan, VP of Digital Content at FanDuel Group, said.
“FanDuel has been an amazing partner of ours for the past year, and I’ve loved everything I’ve done with them whether it was helping launch mobile sports betting here in Indiana or the Spread The Love promotions. With this expanded partnership and FanDuel’s distribution and media muscle I can’t think of a better place to reach and entertain sports fanatics. Together we will take the fan experience to new heights. I’m pumped for what the future brings,” Pat McAfee said.