NEW YORK — The NHL, which is the only league in the world to offer its players and coaches a virtual currency to play in, said Thursday it will allow teams to use its virtual currency for “all official transactions” and “will also offer a limited number of players a limited amount of digital currency in exchange for a game.”
The NHLPA said in a statement that the league is working with other teams on a “game-based” strategy to allow players to use their virtual currency and the game to benefit players.
The league announced that the virtual currency will be offered as a prize for “one-time-only contests” and will be available for purchase on a limited basis.
The NHL said the virtual currencies will be sold for cash, as opposed to the current virtual currency.
It will not be available through a lottery.
The NHL also said it is working on a partnership with the NFL to provide its players with a virtual cash prize and a ticket to the Super Bowl.