The Canadian Football League (CFL) has made a landmark move by partnering with FanDuel, introducing it as the first authorized gaming operator and an Official Sportsbook Partner of the league. This groundbreaking collaboration permits fans aged 19 and over in Ontario to wager on the CFL via FanDuel’s premium betting platform.
The agreement presents a unique opportunity for fans and sports enthusiasts to connect further with the league. “Our alliance with FanDuel enables fans to engage with our exciting brand of football on a deeper, more personal level,” stated Tyler Mazereeuw, Chief Commercial Officer of the CFL. He highlighted the league’s excitement about the partnership and the innovative betting experience that awaits fans, while emphasizing the importance of responsible adult betting.
In its inaugural season with the CFL, FanDuel will be providing an extensive range of betting options. Alongside typical futures bets, fans will be presented with various in-game player propositions such as anytime touchdown scorer, and passing, rushing, and receiving yardage. One of the eagerly anticipated futures bets will be predicting which team will be victorious at the 110th Grey Cup championship in Hamilton on November 19.
Dale Hooper, GM of FanDuel Canada, expressed his pride in partnering with the CFL, a league home to some of Canada’s most enthusiastic fans. He emphasized FanDuel’s commitment to provide an unrivaled betting experience. “Our objective is to drive interest in the CFL and contribute insights that enhance the narrative of the league’s emerging stars,” Hooper said.
Integral to this partnership is a robust commitment to maintain the integrity of CFL games and ensure a secure betting environment. The CFL recently adopted a Match Manipulation Policy to protect against match-fixing threats. This policy includes an e-learning course, developed in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), to educate CFL players and personnel on how they can be targeted by match fixers.
FanDuel’s staunch commitment to responsible gaming practices, in alignment with the league’s dedication to game integrity, will ensure a safe betting ecosystem. Hooper reiterated this commitment, stating, “Responsible gaming is the bedrock of FanDuel’s principles and is woven into every aspect of the company’s operations.”
Starting now, fans in Ontario who are 19 and over can start wagering on the CFL via FanDuel. The CFL is looking forward to announcing additional partnerships to extend betting opportunities to fans who can responsibly participate in this new dimension of CFL fandom.
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