Fantasy Sports: Big development, Facebook all set to enter fantasy sport gaming domain
Facebook Fantasy Sport: Facebook also plans to make prediction games around TV shows and pop culture. The company does not currently plan to expand its fantasy games to Instagram.
“Season-long fantasy leagues are typically a great way to socialize with the buddies you grew up with, friends from work or college, and so forth. But the daily fantasy games are not so much as social, a lot of times you don’t know who you’re playing against,” says Rob Shaw, director of sports media and league partnerships at Facebook.
Facebook Fantasy Sport: Facebook also plans to launch MLB Home Run Picks, a home run prediction contest that will debut this postseason. Another game, La Liga Santander Winning Streak, will let fans pick one team they think will win for each match day throughout the La Liga season, but they can’t pick the same team twice.