Free-to-play predictive games will mark the beginning of FuboTV’s gambling roadmap, it said, which it believes will enhance the sports streaming experience while providing a bridge between its video service and sportsbook.
The acquisition of Vigtory allows FuboTV to accelerate the launch of its Fubo Sportsbook. The brand has secured its first market access deal in Iowa through Casino Queen.
It has also signed agreements with Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) to become an authorised gaming operator of each league.
The agreements mean Fubo will have access to official data and may include MLB and NBA league marks and logos within the Fubo Sportsbook when it is rolled out.
FuboTV plans to launch its free-to-play predictive games in the third quarter of 2021, first to FuboTV subscribers and later to all consumers.
Its sportsbook brand is expected to launch in the fourth quarter.