Bettors looking to make last-minute wagers before Super Bowl 55 on DraftKings and FanDuel were met with an error message.
Users using the apps of both companies rushed to social media to complain and share news about the outage ahead of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“We’re aware customers were unable to access our mobile and online Sportsbook," DraftKings director of communications Stephen Miraglia said in a statement emailed to USA TODAY Sports. "It appears this outage was caused by a surge in traffic that caused problems for our backend provider. Our (daily fantasy sports) and pools products, supported by in-house technology, are functioning without issue. This incident is why we believe owning our own technology is important.”
"We are aware customers in MI and IL are having trouble logging in and placing wagers on the Sportsbook platform," FanDuel said in a statement posted on its customer support account. Our team is working on resolving this issue as quickly as possible and we will provide any updates here. We apologize for any inconvenience!"
LIVE ANALYSIS: Get instant updates on the biggest moments of Super Bowl 55
AMANDA GORMAN: Super Bowl 55 poem honors honorary captains
The American Gaming Association said it was expecting a record 7.6 million bettors to make a wager through online sportsbooks, such as FanDuel and DraftKings. That represents a 63% increase from last year.
The Super Bowl is the largest annual sporting event of the year in the United States. The Chiefs were favored by 3.5 points headed into the game, according to BetMGM.com.
Source: Read Full Article