Leading daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform DraftKings is expanding its payment options through a partnership with London-listed provider Paysafe.

The operator said that the agreement was in response to its growing UK customer base, with Paysafe to be the exclusive debit and credit card processor for DraftKings UK.

“Working with Paysafe, a world leader in digital payments, is an important step for us in our business growth,” Jeffrey Haas, chief international officer of DraftKings said. “They are assisting us in meeting our customer demands while reaching an ever-increasing number of players.

Neil Erlick, Paysafe’s executive vice president, business development, added: “As a payments provider with considerable sector expertise across many rapidly-evolving industries, we are pleased to be enabling more ways in which DraftKings’ customers can pay to play.

“Helping the businesses we work with grow their payment options in existing and new markets is central to what we do.”

DraftKings claims to have more than 7m registered players, 300,000 of who play skill-based daily fantasy football games across a range of football leagues including the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, and Liga MX.

In the UK, it is the exclusive DFS partner of Premier League sides Arsenal, Liverpool and Watford.

Shares in Paysafe Group plc (Co. Data) (LSE:PAYS) were trading a 373.50 pence per share in London earlier Friday.



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