FanDuel has announced to it would not be offering its services further in the UK through an e-mail sent to current players, offering a full refund to its clients. The operator started its services in the UK recently in August 2016 partnering with sports data provider Opta.
The company had declared its primary focus to be the English Premier League before its launch in the UK market. With the oddly timed abrupt departure from the market, the operator could only involve in one season, leaving right before the 2017’s fixtures begin.
The company moved its headquarters to New York several years ago and had offices in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The company at present occupies the second position in terms of popularity as a major fantasy sports giant along with DraftKings with a registered user base of 6 million across the US and Canada.
According to the FanDuel, it would not be operating in the UK in the upcoming EPL season so that it can focus on its US product with the coming NFL season. Many people have argued that it could not compete against the real traditional betting and only happened to survive in the US due to lack of competition.
It has still not been revealed by the operators if they will be making a return. However, the email they sent out to the players did mention that they were hopeful to be back in future.