Sportito praises Fulham FC for ‘open minded’ approach to DFS

Sportito praises Fulham FC for ‘open minded’ approach to DFS

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Posted by Luke Massey
Sportito has become the club’s first ‘Official Fantasy Sports Partner’

Sportito CEO Riccardo Mittiga has praised Fulham FC for its 'open minded and flexible approach' after the DFS operator signed a deal to become the club’s first ‘Official Fantasy Sports Partner’.

Sportito offers fantasy sports contests across all major tournaments and leagues including the Premier League, Championship and La Liga. They are the first in Europe to remove the salary cap restriction, which Mittiga described as an ‘annoying limitation that has low relevance in a daily fantasy format’.

The format has freed up fans when choosing players to draft for their teams, and allows players to showcase their full knowledge of statistics, line-ups and injuries and utilise Sportito’s high quality real time data when competing in head-to-head and winner takes all contests.

Mittiga told TotallyGaming.com: “When we decided to work with Fulham, we carefully looked at social and online metrics such as number of fans, percentage of UK men fans and of course over 18’s. If you don’t look at this, you may be lured in by the huge number of social network fans that clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool have, and later discover that they don’t serve your mission.

“Besides this, Fulham impressed us with their open minded and flexible approach. When we originally submitted the plan of activities that we had in mind, they strongly contributed with ideas to find the best possible solution. You can argue that Fulham is a very old club, but I can assure you that they are more technology oriented than most of the companies we deal with.”

Mittiga also outlined a more light-hearted story from their selection process: “I remember that we laid out football team logos on the table, and immediately we were captured by the only one with initials which perfectly matched our business. FFC or Fulham Football Club = Fantasy Football Club. We are lucky to be their Official Fantasy Sports Partner.”

Totally Gaming says: Sportito are excited about working with Fulham FC, and the opportunity to engage the club’s fans with its fantasy sports offering. The company has also teased a new platform feature for early February, whereby you would receive extra points for one of your players scoring if you are attending the match live at Craven Cottage.

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