The merger is being reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission.
US.- Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, said that they won’t rush the merger with the other daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel. The merger that is set to be completed in 2017 is currently under a review by the Federal Trade Commission to establish that they’re not breaking any anti-trust laws.
Robins stated on social media that it’s still early and that they’re focused on just trying to get a deal done. “A lot of the questions that all of you probably have, such as what our platforms will look like, we just don’t have answers to yet. We promise that all of the decisions that will be made will be really well-thought out. We do have a little bit of a time; we’re not going to rush any decisions. We want to make sure we get it right,” he added.
Despite numerous questions about it, the CEO said that at this point they don’t have a lot of information, in fact, he encouraged players to give them feedback to help them build the perfect company after the merger. “Even though DraftKings and FanDuel for a long time have had a bitter rivalry, I have been so pleasantly surprised and thrilled as I have gotten to know the people over there. It’s so similar in terms of who the people are, a lot of people passionate about the product and a lot of people passionate about the fantasy sports industry,” he commented.
Robins also announced that with the positive results they’ve been experiencing from their expansion in the UK, they’re positive that they will expand their services to other countries as well.