The Atlanta Braves and PrizePicks have extended their exclusive deal, keeping PrizePicks as the official Daily Fantasy Sports partner of the team. The news comes with the Braves currently sitting at 3-1 atop the NL East very early in the MLB season and preparing to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The deal will feature media and stadium advertising and continue a hometown partnership that’s been going since the start of the decade.
PrizePicks and Atlanta Braves Renew Relationship
PrizePicks and the Atlanta Braves have announced that they will continue their partnership, which originally started with the shortened 2020 MLB season.
With this deal, PrizePicks will continue to be the Daily Fantasy Sports Partner of the Atlanta Braves. Headquartered in Atlanta, PrizePicks is the country’s largest operator in the fantasy sports sector available in 30 U.S. states as well as Washington D.C. and all Canadian markets outside of Ontario.
Part of this exclusive deal will feature PrizePicks as an official partner in Braves regular season radio broadcasts for every single game throughout the year. Additionally, PrizePicks branding will be showcased on the Tower LED at Truist Park, the home stadium of the Braves.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first partnership for PrizePicks with an Atlanta-based sports franchise, as the fantasy sports operator finalized a deal with Atlanta United of Major League Soccer last month. This was also the MLS’ very first Daily Fantasy Sports partnership.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 4, 2023
Georgia Sports Betting Outlook
Because sports betting isn’t currently available in the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Braves don’t currently have any deals with sports betting operators. However, there have been numerous attempts to launch Georgia sports betting.
Just last week, the state legislative meeting concluded without the Georgia sports wagering bill HB 237 passing. Earlier in March, three different sports betting bills were also dismissed throughout the legislative session.
This is definitely disappointing for sports betting advocates in the Peach State, with 2024 looking like the next opportunity to make a major push for legalized sports gambling.
MLB Storylines Continue
It hasn’t even been a full week since MLB Opening Day, although this continues a busy week of baseball storylines. Between the implementation of the pitch clock to the continued production of New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, it’s been an interesting week for the MLB.
One of the top stories has been the disappointing start from the Philadelphia Phillies, who find themselves 0-4 after making it to the World Series last season.
Additionally, Friday saw Minor League Baseball finalize its own multi-year deal with Bally’s Corporation, a partnership that will include game broadcasts and fan experiences.
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Atlanta Braves Looking For Another World Series Win
The Atlanta Braves are hoping to compete for not just a postseason return, but another title this year. The Braves took down the Houston Astros in a 4-2 series in 2021 for the franchise’s fourth World Series championship. Last season, the Atlanta Braves fell to the future National League champion Philadelphia Phillies in a 3-1 Divisional Round series.
The team faces an uphill battle for another NL East crown, with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies expected to be major competitors once again this year. However, Atlanta definitely has the talent, bringing back All-Stars such as Ronald Acuna Jr., Dansby Swanson, Travis d’Arnaud, and Max Fried.
The team entered Opening Day as one of the top favorites to win the World Series, so the pressure is on for the 2023 season.