Boxing Pick ‘Em Game From DraftKings and Showtime Debuts

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By Joe Nocco

March 6th, 2019 - 9:00am

DraftKings and Showtime Boxing have teamed to broadening the horizons of legalized sports gambling as options continue to spread further throughout the United States.

The two companies have launched a pick 'em style game for boxing.

The Showtime Boxing Pick 'Em game made its debut Saturday with the Showtime Boxing card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Erislandy Lara and Brian Castano fought to a split draw for Castano's WBA Super Welterweight championship.

Showtime Boxing Betting Opportunities

Bettors can predict the outcome of bouts from Showtime Pay-Per-View, Showtime Championship Boxing, ShoBox and Showtime Boxing Special Edition cards.

“This unique collaboration with DraftKings delivers an entertaining companion experience for viewers and provides a year-long connection to all Showtime boxing events,” said Stephen Espinoza, Showtime’s President of Sports and Event Programming. “We’re excited to align with a leading sports-tech entertainment brand in the U.S. as Showtime Sports continues to deliver fresh and innovative ways for fans to enjoy the best that boxing has to offer.”

Prizes for DraftKings Winners

For each show, the top five finalists will win a Showtime Boxing prize pack. The overall winner in 2019 will receive a free trip to every Showtime Championship Boxing card in 2020.

Also, the top finisher for each show will win a $5,000 prize.

“Our alignment with Showtime is another prime example of our endless efforts to innovate and satisfy our customers with the most comprehensive sports offerings possible,” DraftKings’ Chief Business Officer Ezra Kucharz said. “Boxing draws edge-of-the-seat fans with incredible passion and engagement with the sport, and this collaboration will further our ability to best connect with our burgeoning player community.”

The first opportunity for bettors to get in on the action was the Castano-Lara 154-pound title fight. Castano retained the belt; one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Castano, one had it 115-113 for Lara and the third scored it a 114-114 draw.

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Joe Nocco writes about gambling news for TopUsBets. His background is primarily sports-related and he’s one of the more balanced reporters in the betting business in terms of experience.

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Joe Nocco writes about gambling news for TopUsBets. His background is primarily sports-related and he’s one of the more balanced reporters in the betting business in terms of experience....

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