Fanduel granted a UK license

The UK Gambling Commission has awarded the daily fantasy sports operators with a license to operate in the country.

UK.- The UK Gambling Commission granted daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator with a license to operate in the country. FanDuel is now on track to carry out its plans for a UK launch, which is planned for August.

FanDuel’s license status on the Gambling Commission website, with regards to remote pool betting, has been changed from pending to active. However, Fanduel was already fully licensed to operate remote gambling software. The Gambling Commission has confirmed that FanDuel has now been granted a license.

At this point, FanDuel has not made an announcement on being granted a license, although it has confirmed it has partnered with sports data provider Opta ahead of an August launch in time for the start of the Premier League football season in order to track live performance statistics. This announcement follows a run of beta contests during UEFA Euro 2016.

The UK license application began at the end of last year and DraftKings, FanDuel’s competitor, launched in the UK in February. FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles expressed that FanDuel UK will be football-only but it could expand to other sports further in the near future.