The Atlanta Braves and PrizePicks are continuing their partnership, with the fantasy sports operator adding a new deal with Braves Development Co. Meanwhile, the platform recently received some bad news with New York starting a ban on prop-style fantasy games.
With the MLB Playoffs heating up, the Atlanta Braves are in search of another World Series title.
PrizePicks Further Develops Atlanta Braves Partnership
Following the conclusion of the Wild Card round of the MLB Playoffs, PrizePicks and the Atlanta Braves have lengthened their marketing deal and constructed a new one. This partnership continue PrizePicks as the Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner for the Atlanta Braves going forward.
Plus, a new deal between the Braves Development Co and PrizePicks will result in marketing opportunities with The Battery Atlanta, a popular entertainment location featuring restaurants, hotels, and events. Truist Park, the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, is also located at The Battery Atlanta.
PrizePicks is a major fantasy sports operator, available in 31 different states across the country as well as Washington, D.C. The fantasy sports app is also available in every Canadian province right now, except for Ontario. The company was originally founded in Atlanta, Georgia and continues to operate its headquarters in the city.
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New York To Prohibit Prop Games With Fantasy Apps
This major step for PrizePicks comes at an interesting time for fantasy sports sites, especially considering recent developments in the Empire State. According to TheLines, the New York Gaming Commission has decided to put a ban on prop bets on daily fantasy platforms for Over/Under Pick’em games.
This will eliminate these types of games from the PrizePicks app, as well as similar fantasy sports apps like Underdog Fantasy. However, daily fantasy sports contests will still be available in the state of New York, as well as bets on totals with online sportsbooks in the area. While these types of games have been available with PrizePicks and Underdog, that hasn’t been the case with DFS sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
The decision overall stems from a long-running debate regarding prop pick-em games, with the games being designated standard sports betting rather than daily fantasy games. PrizePicks would therefore need a sports betting license to offer these types of games.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 5, 2023
Atlanta Braves Preparing For World Series Run
The developing PrizePicks partnership comes at an exciting time for Atlanta Braves fans, who are hoping the team can win their second championship in three years. The Braves, who finished as the top seed in the National League, enjoyed a first round bye and are preparing to take on the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.
This is a revenge spot for the Braves, who fell to the Phillies in a 3-1 series in last year’s National League Division series. Philadelphia went on to lose to the Houston Astros in the World Series. Following a year in which they finished with the best record in the MLB (104-58), the Braves are the favorite to win the World Series with the top sports betting operators right now.
There’s some stiff competition out there with teams like the Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the surprising Baltimore Orioles, but Atlanta has plenty of firepower with Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, and Marcell Ozuna.