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Gambling Outfit DraftKings in Pact to Use Official Baseball Data

  • Multiyear deal to support expansion of in-game wagering
  • Major League Baseball aims for bigger piece of sports betting
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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

DraftKings Inc. is becoming an official gambling partner of Major League Baseball in a multiyear deal that will let the company offer betting lines and products backed by MLB’s official data.

MLB is the second-most-popular league among DraftKings’ betting customers, trailing the NFL and topping the NBA. Of the three sports, baseball has by far the most games each season, and the stop-and-start nature of the game lends itself well to live betting.