DC United and FanDuel to open sportsbook at Audi Field

DC United will open a retail sportsbook at the club’s home venue, Audi Field, in conjunction with gaming company FanDuel next year.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) side had previously agreed a deal with Caesars Entertainment but the partnership fell through for unknown reasons.

As part of the new deal, DC United will also become the first MLS outfit to have its own sports betting partner.

The club’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sam Porter, said: “DC United is looking forward to the opportunity of working with a first-rate operator in this new and exciting space.

“The FanDuel Sportsbook is best-in-class and we believe their expertise, technology, and product will provide our fans, guests at Audi Field, and the Buzzard Point neighborhood a full-slate of entertainment options.”

FanDuel already owns 12 retail sportsbooks across nine states in the US and the new sportsbook, which will have betting windows and self-service kiosks, is due to open in 2021, subject to licensing and regulatory approval from the DC Lottery.

The deal marks the expansion of FanDuel’s sponsorship portfolio with the firm also previously becoming an official partner of the Denver Broncos in the NFL. 

DC United have endured a tough 2020 campaign and are currently sitting in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, meaning a playoff spot is unlikely.

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