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NFL’s Redskins launch live predictive gaming show


The Washington Redskins NFL American football franchise has linked up with its local NBC Sports affiliate to launch an interactive, predictive gaming live television presentation of its four pre-season games.

‘Predict the Game’ will feature free-to-play contests where fans can win up to $1,000 and other prizes in each quarter of the game.

Fans will be tasked with predicting various game and player performance outcomes through a series of questions that will appear on screen, alongside real-time statistics and information.

Supporters will accumulate points for making selections and correct predictions, with the top eligible scorer at the end of each quarter winning or sharing the $1,000 prize. Players will also be selected at random to win other prizes, such as game tickets and official memorabilia.

The interactive games will be shown exclusively on NBC Sports Washington Plus, beginning with the Redskins’ pre-season game at the Cleveland Browns tomorrow (August 8).

In order to take part, fans must create an account on the NBC Sports Washington website. Questions can be answered via mobile or desktop devices.

“This partnership strategically aligns with our organisation’s commitment to constant innovation for our fans,” Redskins senior vice-president Scott Shepherd said.

“We are continuously working to enhance the fan experience and strive to identify new, meaningful ways for our incredible fans to engage with our team.”

Damon Phillips, senior vice-president and general manager at NBC Sports Washington, added: “We are committed to delivering the most engaging experience possible to fans, so the opportunity to partner with the Redskins to combine live NFL action with predictive gaming this preseason is something we are very excited about.”

Others Redskins pre-season games scheduled to feature in the pilot series include contests against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 15, Atlanta Falcons on August 22 and the Baltimore Ravens on August 29.

The launch comes after NBC Sports last month announced a new free-to-play game with the Nascar North American stock-car racing series.

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