FanDuel to discontinue service in the United Kingdom

FanDuel to discontinue service in the United Kingdom

August 01, 2017 3:00 AM
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Daily fantasy sports site FanDuel announced on Friday that it would discontinue service in the United Kingdom.

The move comes on the heels of word that FanDuel and DraftKings, the two major U.S. operators, have ended merger plans and just before the start of the English Premier League (EPL) season.

The announcement, via Twitter and through e-mails to UK users, offered few details on the pullout calling the departure from the market a hiatus.

“We will not be operating our UK product this upcoming EPL season to focus on our product in the US,” a company spokesperson told Legal Sports Report. “As we approach the NFL season, we are allocating all of our resources towards ramping up a US product that consumers love and building out complementary fantasy sports products. There are over 53 million people playing fantasy sports in the United States and we are investing all of our resources on that market.”