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FanDuel has become an exclusive course provider for the Associated Press

Daily fantasy sport (DFS) and betting operator FanDuel announced an agreement with a non-profit news agency Associated Press (AP) to become the exclusive provider of AP courses in the entire global sports report.

FanDuel Odds Appears in AP sports reports

perennial the contract provides FanDuel Sportsbook the chances of appearing in daily sports matches, match previews and other sports events with immediate effect, in exchange for an undisclosed price.

“The AP is an internationally recognized leader in trusted news, making it the perfect resource for us to disseminate our industry - bookmakers' leading proprietary odds and content. "

Adam Kaplan, General Manager and Vice President of Content, FanDuel Group

According to the agreement, FanDuel widgets will be integrated with the sports pages of the website of the news agency, and selected operator's content will be distributed in the AP network.

"As sports betting becomes more common, our customers are asking for this information more and more.

Barry Bedlan, Global Director, Text and New Markets Products, AP

The agency management was quick to point out that the news service organization would retain editorial control over all content distributed, except for the one now contracted to only use betting data from DFS and the betting provider.

The exclusivity of the courses will ensure consistency

Although it is required to use only FanDuel Sportsbook betting data, the news agency further noted that it will ensure consistency in all sports coverage.

"It's worth working with one of the largest reputable bookmakers in the United States to provide a consistent, credible benchmark for AP and its customers."

Barry Bedlan, Global Director, Text and New Markets Products, AP

Commercial Agreement for Bookmaker Odds Quotation with FanDuel is not common for a nonprofit news agency that has been an independent news organization 175 for years, as there is no information on how often in its history the AP has contracted to provide paid-for content in its news.

Earlier this month, the parent company FanDuel Flutter Entertainment saw its plans to introduce a small stake in DFS and the sporstbook brand was thwarted by a surprising statement made by FanDuel CEO Matt King .

The director, who spent almost 4 years leading FanDuel's transformation from the Daily Fantasy web brand to a true leader in the online sports betting and iGaming space market, has announced that he will step down from this role.

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