New Jersey sports bettors will soon have another way to access the sports wagering services of leading online sportsbook, DraftKings. Sling TV has announced plans to launch a new sports betting channel as part of a new business partnership with DraftKings. Subscribers to Sling TV can now turn to the DraftKings Basketball channel to check out NBA betting odds and game scores in real time. Together with the existing DraftKings Basketball channel, Sling TV will also be launching DraftKings Hockey and DraftKings Baseball and channels in the coming weeks. The additions of the channels to the network are a result of the partnership between Dish and DraftKings, devised to bring DraftKings’ sportsbook and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) experiences directly to its customers in New Jersey and nationwide. In March, Dish TV and DraftKings announced that Dish TV customers with an internet-connected Hopper receiver will have access the DraftKings app to view DFS contests and sports betting odds (in jurisdictions where online sports wagering is currently legal). Customers can initiate DFS contest entries and lodge sports wagers with DraftKings sportsbook direct from their TV and consequently, set recordings and watch live sports that correspond directly with those wagers or DFS fantasy teams. Once a DFS contest entry is lodged or a sports wager placed, customers will receive a text message to prompt the user to complete their transaction in the DraftKings app on their chosen mobile device. Dish TV has announced that its customers will soon also have the possibility to place for the NBA, NCAA basketball and the NHL from the app via the Hopper system. Dish also has plans to extend its DraftKings partnership to the Boost Mobile brand, the prepaid wireless provider that the TV company acquired last year. Sling TV looking forward to the DraftKings expansion According to Michael Schwimmer, Sling TV’s President; “This new channel is just the beginning of how we plan to bring the DraftKings sports betting experience to SLING TV customers. We will continue expanding and enhancing our offerings to be the ultimate entertainment experience for sports fans,” Schwimmer said. DraftKings also Excited to Bring Sports Betting into Lounge Rooms Paul Liberman, President of Product and Technology and co-founder at DraftKings remarked the new deal is a ground breaking viewing and customer experience for the sportsbook’s many fans; “DraftKings continually looks at new ways to reach customers through innovative collaborations with recognizable brands such as SLING TV. We are thrilled to expand this relationship, which will offer SLING TV customers an entirely new viewership experience through this first-of-its-kind streaming service,” Liberman said. To help get the new offering up-and-running quickly, new DraftKings customers are expected to receive $50 free bet by using a special promo code along with a matching deposit bonus of up to $1000 with their first deposit (*Please note, we are currently unable to recommend the DraftKings Online Sportsbook to our faithful readership group. As part of our impartial service to you, we instead recommend that you visit one of the sportsbooks on this link that we have had the opportunity to review for your convenience). Dish is only one of several media companies looking to grow revenue with sports betting integrations and other interactive offerings. Bally’s and Sinclair are co-operating on an app for its regional sports networks that will include sports betting rewards, free-to-play DFS contests and social betting interactions. Meanwhile, FuboTV is planning to launch its own sportsbook in partnership with Caesars later this year. Of course, FoxBet also offers some level of integration through its relationship with the nationwide Fox TV network, as does BetMGM through the Audacy Radio Group.