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DraftKings announce Aston Villa fan is first UK winner

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DraftKings have announced that an Aston Villa supporter from Sutton Colfield is their first UK winner.

Andy Marshall from Birmingham won the $5,000 Premier League Corner Kick football contest after entering the $3 competition with the winning fantasy football team.

Following DraftKings' launch in the UK, Mr. Marshall, an experienced fantasy player, decided to pit his football wits against rivals from home and across the pond. He said: “I came across DraftKings a few years back in the USA. When I heard that they were launching here, I couldn’t wait to try it out.

I’ve been playing season long fantasy football for many years so have a fairly good understanding of fantasy sport. With the season long games it is easy to lose interest half-way into the season if you aren’t doing so well, but with the daily contests I’m finding them to be more competitive and engaging."

"I’ve been playing season long fantasy football for many years so have a fairly good understanding of fantasy sport. With the season long games it is easy to lose interest half-way into the season if you aren’t doing so well, but with the daily contests I’m finding them to be more competitive and engaging."  

DraftKings offers fans the chance to compete in single-day, online games for cash and prizes across a variety of sports, and launched in the UK after major success in the US.

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Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer of DraftKings said: “Our UK launch has gone well. A lot of curious football supporters here have been testing their knowledge and skills against the American players, and becoming increasingly competitive.

"It's great to now have our first UK winner – we had a small celebration in our office to mark the occasion!”

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Micah Richards
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