FanDuel Partners with Charles Barkley for NBA Playoff Ad Campaign



FanDuel, the premier online gaming company in North America and an official sports betting partner of the NBA, announced the launch of “Think Like a Player,” a new ad campaign for the much-anticipated NBA playoffs that utilizes deepfake technology to bring back a legendary NBA player from his prime playing days.

In partnership with NBA Analyst and legend Charles Barkley, “Think Like a Player” will introduce the world to a deepfake-generated version of a young Barkley from the 1990’s, dubbed “Young Chuck”. Barkley will encourage FanDuel users to think like a player when placing wagers on the platform, recruiting his younger self to help fans understand how they can create exciting Same Game Parlays on their favorite players. FanDuel will offer all customers unique betting markets and new customers a special signup offer of bet $5, get $150 in Bonus Bets with additional offers coming throughout the postseason.

“We’re excited to tap into the energy of the NBA playoffs as well as the fanhood for Charles. This campaign will not only cement FanDuel’s place in the conversation of brands that are adding to the sports experience but continue to give us the opportunity to flex our creative muscle and demonstrate how we’re reaching our target audience in unique ways,” Andrew Sneyd, EVP of Marketing at FanDuel, said.

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