DraftFuel is a new app and Discover® Prepaid Card launching in the fall of 2021 that allows you to fund your sportsbook, online casino, and daily fantasy sports accounts without breaking the bank!
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 6th, 2021) – DraftFuel, a FinTech startup in the online sportsbook, casino, and daily fantasy sports space, is launching an app and Discover® Prepaid Card product. As more states legalize sports betting, DraftFuel seeks to help consumers take a proactive approach to responsible gaming by providing financial guardrails for the influx of new players flooding the market.
Co-founder Alex Cullingford added, “We wanted to create DraftFuel to help individuals of anyexperience level enjoy guilt-free gaming. That’s why, beyond the app itself, we will be producingcontent that our user-base can take advantage of to make smart, responsible decisions.”
Acting as a dedicated gaming fund, the app + debit card enables users to accumulate money intheir DraftFuel account via two primary methods. Users can connect their pre-existing debit orcredit cards to the app to be monitored for the accumulation of “spare change” from everydaypurchases such as gas and coffee. In addition, users can set up a fixed percentage of their bankdeposits (Ex: up to 5% of direct deposits) to be automatically transferred to their DraftFuelaccount. Both methods mitigate risk by empowering users to only play with “true discretionaryfunds.”
This announcement is enabled by DraftFuel’s partnership with Central Payments and theirOpen*CP Fintech API Marketplace, one of the only true bank-as-a-service payments platformspowered by a full-scale digital payments bank. Open*CP provides access to the entirepayments ecosystem through its embedded suite of services. As a participant in the third cohortof Falls Fintech, a Central Payments accelerator program, DraftFuel found an elite, long-termpartner with Central Payments. Falls Fintech and Central Payments provided a large network ofindustry leaders, progressive curriculum, bank partner, and access to Open*CP’s entirepayments ecosystem to expedite DraftFuel’s market readiness.
The app will be able to be used at all major online sportsbooks, casinos, and sports fantasysites. In addition, the accompanying prepaid card can be used for everyday purchases as well.DraftFuel has partnered with Discover Global Network, allowing their customers to makepurchases anywhere Discover is accepted.“Partnering with a company like DraftFuel is an example of how we’re introducing exciting newpayment methods into a growing industry.” said Dane James, Global Business Development atDiscover Global Network.
In 2020, $21 Billion was wagered in just 20 states that offered legalized sports betting. As morestates pass legislation to legalize the activity, that number could skyrocket. The need for afinancial platform like DraftFuel will mirror that rise as new, inexperienced players enter thespace. In addition to the product itself, DraftFuel is committed to adding value to themarketplace by providing educational resources that will reaffirm their higher purpose – that ofresponsible gaming.
The app and Discover prepaid card are currently scheduled for release in the Fall of 2021, andthose interested can join the waitlist at DraftFuel.com.
DraftFuel was co-founded by Tom Mangan and Alex Cullingford in 2019 when a discussionduring a family vacation led to identifying an opportunity to create value in the online gamingsector. DraftFuel is a secure bankroll management platform that helps individuals self-regulatetheir online gaming budget. Accumulated funds can be seamlessly deposited to a user’s gamingaccount or used for purchases wherever Discover is accepted. Additional features include oddscomparison tables and promotional offers. For more information, visit DraftFuel.com.
About Central Payments
Central Payments is the payments subsidiary of Central Bank of Kansas City and isheadquartered in South Dakota. Central Payments administers payment solutions for partnersthrough its own Open*CP Fintech API Marketplace, one of the only true bank-as-a-servicepayments platforms and the technology responsible for Central Payments’ rise to the fastestgrowing prepaid card issuer since 2015.* Along with its fintech accelerator program, FallsFintech, Central Payments produces a podcast called Fintech Brews & News where you canfind unique perspectives on how to bridge the gap between banking, startups, and the entirefintech industry. Member FDIC.
* Source: The Nilson Report, 2015 to 2019.
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