FanDuel and Alexa Join Forces

Johnnie Rivera | 12 October 2018

FanDuel and Alexa Join ForcesNow fans of the NFL can enjoy some betting action for free with FanDuel’s new Pick 6 offering. Using the new Amazon Echo and Alexa, NFL fans could win entry into the Pick 6 $1K Free Play competition. It’s a step forward in the way we bet, and it may well open the doors to future AI controlled wagering.

To win participants must make 6 predictions about the Sunday and Monday evening games. To get an entry all fans need to do is ask to “Open FanDuel” and choose the answers to six questions about the evening’s game.

Alexa will even update players about their progress live and deliver game results.

 How Does Pick 6 Work?

The promotion includes one free play per week of the NFL season, which runs until the 30th of December. Every entry is a single entry and multiple account registrations will result in a disqualification.

The prizes range from $100 for 1st place to $0.25 for the last place and the promotion is subject to the standard terms and conditions.

A Popular DFS Brand

FanDuel is a Paddy Power Betfair owned brand. The sportsbook operates Meadowlands one of New Jersey’s most popular sportsbooks. The company was founded in 2009 when the founding team decided to create a new way for fans to enjoy fantasy sport.

The brand has stated that it has no intention of introducing real money betting through Alexa, but rather that the smart speaker is being utilized to offer fans more access to games. The company spokesperson went on to say that their primary focus is innovation and using innovative technology such as Amazon’s smart speaker, which is the way of the future.

The company plans to focus on bringing fans more ways to win and the Alexa Pick 6 is delivering exactly that, another way to win.

Participants will also be able to enjoy the coverage FanDuel will be providing throughout the season who have experienced excellent feedback so far.

About the Amazon Echo

The smart speaker connects to one of the smartest AI’s in the industry, Alexa. ‘She’ will play your music, connect your calls, set your alarms and timers, and now, deliver the latest NFL season updates.

In the same way that you ask Alexa to open the Pick 6, you can request everything from your latest audiobook to your favourite radio station. All delivered to you with a crisp, clean, Dolby processed sound.

Although Amazon is not participating in the promotion in any way, they have produced an exceptional quality smart speaker at an even more enticing price.

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