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By Taruka Srivastav | February 25, 2019

Free-to-play game company SportCaller is teaming up with FanDuel to roll out a series of marquee games on its platform, starting with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament from March 19-April 8. The deal fits into FanDuel’s ongoing commitment to bringing users fresh games and jackpot formats which increase activity and player engagement across all platforms.

The NHL and the NBA went head to head on American networks on Saturday evening. NBC aired an NHL game across all of primetime, with the Pittsburgh Penguins versus Philadelphia Flyers pulling an average 1.95 million viewers from 8-11 pm. ABC showed the Houston Rockets versus the Golden State Warriors in the NBA with an average of 2.72 million from 8:30-11 pm.

Fantastec is partnering with Premier League club Arsenal for a new blockchain authenticated collectibles app called Fantastec SWAP. Fans will be able to build squad collections (like digital player cards) by purchasing in-app team packs and swapping with other fans all over the world. Completed collections earn rewards from the teams and allow fans to move toward more difficult levels of collecting with rarer collectibles and increased rewards. The blockchain platform offers social network-like features enabling fans to connect and swap their collectibles with the same confidence and trust they would have if they were interacting physically, especially vital when swapping rare player autographs.

The Paris 2024 Olympics will be the first Games to enable members of the general public to run the marathon course on the same day as the elite athletes.

Mouthguard company Opro has signed England star and World Cup 2014 winner Vicky Fleetwood as one of their brand ambassadors. As part of the partnership, Vicky will be able to visit in an effort to inspire the next generation to take up sport. Vicky will also work alongside Opro to help promote the importance and benefits of wearing a mouthguard and safety in sport.