Underdog Fantasy is a newer name in the world of sports betting, but they have wasted no time in making a splash. They can be seen sponsoring the likes of Kofie Yeboah and ThatsGoodSports. Their primary selling point is that they aren't like other betting platforms, putting the fun in "draining your FUNds on Jordan Poole."
However, it's rare that you see a betting platform hit #1 on the Twitter trending page. You'd think that would be because they did something heinous. Betting platforms also trend when there is a ridiculous story. These are usually about mega bets gone wrong or something similar. However, Underdog Fantasy is hitting the top of the trending page thanks to a hilarious new promotion.
Win $1000 For Embiid Flopping
Posted on May 11, Underdog Fantasy found the perfect way to engage fans ahead of a pivotal Game 6 between the Celtics and Sixers. "Every time Joel Embiid falls on the floor tonight, we will give away $1,000 to a random entrant who quote tweets this with their Underdog username and includes #UnderdogFantasy," the tweet reads. A follow-up tweet states that entries will close at 7pm on May 11. Additionally, winners will receive their prize in "underdog credit" on May 12. Although, all of this could hilariously backfire if Embiid stays on his feet tonight. Underdog Fantasy has not provided an over/under on Embiid's FPG (flops per game).
While Joel Embiid's flopping antics are not the worst in the NBA, they are definitely noticeable. Furthermore, they have been especially scrutinized during the playoffs. One particular incident of note came when Embiid got off lightly for kicking Nic Claxton in the nuts during Game 3 against the Nets. However, what exactly is Underdog hoping for here? Do they want a clean game from Embiid so they don't have to shell out thousands of dollars? Or are they hoping that his flopping antics will generate revenues that outweigh the flop cost? Because even if it essentially store credit that's being paid out, that money still has to come from somewhere. What do you think about all this? Let us know in the comments below.