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Blackouts Spoil Fantasy Sports Fans Chances of Betting on NFL Afternoon Games

Power outage in America

Draftkings loses out big time when peak hour bettings interrupted by blackouts

American-based Draftkings became the victim of their own success over the weekend. Outages, which

put quite a damper on internet gambling in the US on Sunday, lasted for hours, causing the company to

lose potential earnings all round.

Draftkings, which operates all of Fantasy Sports’ online betting websites, stands to lose huge amounts of

money when their system copped out during peak period on Sunday afternoon. As fans and bookies

scurried to make bets, the overloaded platform plunged into darkness.

Fantasy Sports to Pay Up for the Big Blackout

On the outset of the havoc wreaked, the company, who oversees one of the largest online sportsbooks in the US, will have to refund their bookies. This is in addition to the huge loss incurred from unplaced

bets on the National Football League games that were in progress.

Although some semblance of normalcy was ascertained around 4 pm, the company was criticized for

failure to see this coming. Draftking’s marketing strategy will have to be reviewed to take into

consideration that peak periods could hinder connectivity, although the actual reason for the blackouts

remain a mystery.

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