If you’ve always wanted to bet on a sporting event using your TV in addition to watching the game itself, now you have your chance. The dish has reached a “strategic agreement” which brings DraftKings’ sports betting and daily fantasy features for Hopper devices. As long as it’s legal where you live, you can place bets on NBA, NCAA basketball, and NHL teams with your DVR and log in to see if your predictions were right.
The DraftKings app is available to all Hopper users in eligible states, and you can use the app whether or not you’re watching a game. It doesn’t have to be live either.
You can also expect more beyond Hopper Access. Dish’s deal will expand DraftKings to other services, including Boost mobiles network and Sling TV. It’s hard to imagine someone switching to any of these services just to get easier access to betting or fantasy sports, but the DraftKings pact might give you a reason to stick around if you’re considering moving to a rival vendor. .