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Tracker: DraftKings, FanDuel, MGM pro team sports betting deals

Daniel Roberts
·Editor-at-Large
·4 min read

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with most sports fans unable to attend games in person even after leagues returned to play, sports betting operators thrived in 2020.

DraftKings (DKNG) went public on April 24 by merging with a SPAC, and its shares are up more than 200% since. Shares of FanDuel parent company Flutter (PDYPY) are up 62% in 2020; shares of Penn Gaming (PENN), majority owner of Barstool Sports, are up 262%. All of this despite U.S. sports hitting pause for four months.

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The ongoing race between betting companies is well illustrated by the parade of team partnerships they’ve announced.

DraftKings and FanDuel in particular, which unsuccessfully tried to merge in 2017, have gone head-to-head in their efforts to rack up pacts with pro teams, though MGM has rapidly ramped up its team deal signing through its BetMGM brand. FanDuel, in June, nabbed the first “official sports betting partner” deal in the NFL with the Denver Broncos; other teams followed suit. MGM, unsurprisingly, has racked up deals with Las Vegas-based teams.

Each of these deals looks a little different: some are exclusive (like MGM’s deal with MLS), some are not (the Detroit Pistons signed deals with both DraftKings and FanDuel); some only cover daily fantasy sports (see FanDuel’s deal with the New York Jets), some only include betting (FanDuel’s deal with the PGA Tour), but most include both.

Betting brands are poised to continue going head-to-head in signing team partnerships. Yahoo Finance will track all their team deals here and keep this post updated as new deals are announced.

This tracker was last updated on Jan. 27, 2021.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens, Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils and Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs look on during the DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting as part of the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Staples Center on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens, Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils and Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs look on during the DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting as part of the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Staples Center on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

DraftKings league deals

MLB: DFS (exclusive partner); sports betting

NASCAR: DFS; sports betting

NBA: sports betting

NFL: DFS (exclusive partner)

PGA TOUR: DFS; sports betting

Premier Lacrosse League: sports betting

DraftKings team deals

NFL:

Dallas Cowboys: DFS

New England Patriots: DFS

New York Giants: DFS; sports betting; casino partner

Philadelphia Eagles: DFS; sports betting

NBA:

Boston Celtics: DFS

Charlotte Hornets: DFS

Detroit Pistons: DFS; sports betting; casino partner

Indiana Pacers: DFS; sports betting

New York Knicks: DFS; sports betting

Philadelphia 76ers: DFS; sports betting

MLB:

Chicago Cubs: DFS; sports betting

Colorado Rockies: DFS; sports betting

NHL:

Nashville Predators: DFS; sports betting

New York Rangers: DFS; sports betting

Silquia Patel, (R), 29, celebrates after making her bets at the FANDUEL sportsbook during the Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Silquia Patel, (R), 29, celebrates after making her bets at the FANDUEL sportsbook during the Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

FanDuel league deals

NBA: DFS (exclusive partner); sports betting

MLB: sports betting

NHL: DFS (exclusive partner); sports betting

WNBA: DFS

PGA Tour: sports betting

FanDuel team deals

NFL:

Carolina Panthers: DFS

Denver Broncos: DFS; sports betting

Indianapolis Colts: DFS; sports betting

New York Jets: DFS

Washington Football Team: DFS

NBA:

Brooklyn Nets: DFS

Chicago Bulls: DFS; sports betting

Detroit Pistons: sports betting

Memphis Grizzlies: DFS; sports betting

MLB:

Chicago White Sox: DFS; sports betting

New York Yankees: DFS; sports betting

MLS:

DC United: DFS; sports betting

WNBA:

New York Liberty: DFS

MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren (L) and National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman stand during a news conference announcing their official sports betting partnership in New York City, New York, U.S., October 29, 2018.  REUTERS/ Hilary Russ
MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren (L) and National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman stand during a news conference announcing their official sports betting partnership in New York City, New York, U.S., October 29, 2018. REUTERS/ Hilary Russ

BetMGM league deals

NBA

MLB

NHL

MLS (exclusive)

PGA Tour

NASCAR

WNBA

BetMGM team deals (all are for sports betting)

NFL:

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Las Vegas Raiders

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tennessee Titans

NBA:

Philadelphia 76ers

MLB:

Washington Nationals (exclusive)

NHL:

Detroit Red Wings

Vegas Golden Knights

WNBA:

Las Vegas Aces (exclusive)

Daniel Roberts is an editor-at-large at Yahoo Finance and specializes in sports business. Follow him on Twitter at @readDanwrite.

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