Fantasy Sports

Strange: ‘FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal in Alabama’

You would think that the state of Alabama would have more to worry about than DraftKings and FanDuel in the wake of a scandal involving its Governor caught up in a messy extra-marital affair.

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Attorney General Luther Strange released the following statement Tuesday:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/06/2016

Cole Hamels DFS Outlook – April 9: Solid Versus Angels

Cole Hamels DFS outlook for this coming Saturday April 9 versus the LA Angels is good as he has pitched well against the opposing top batters.

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Yunel Escobar for example is just .172 vs. Hamels.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Apr/05/2016

Why Bet the Giants-Brewers Game 2: San Fran Sees Over 95 Percent of Action

If you plan to bet the Giants-Brewers game Tuesday night (April 5), you’re not alone.  If you plan on betting the Brewers as a +127 home dog, you are practically alone.

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Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/05/2016

Daily Fantasy MLB Tips, Betting Trends and Odds for April 5

Gambling911.com has your Daily Fantasy MLB tips, betting trends and odds for Tuesday April 5.  Don’t forget, BetOnline is one of the few books online offering a TRUE DIME LINE.

Dallas Keuchel starts for Houston going up against the Yankees and M. Tanaka.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Apr/04/2016

Daily Fantasy MLB Tips and Betting Trends – April 3

Gambling911.com.com has your Daily Fantasy MLB tips and betting trends for Sunday April 3.

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Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/03/2016

DFS Targets – NBA – April 1: Greg Monroe, Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is an excellent option for Friday versus an Orlando Magic team that ranks worst against opposing centers.

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Monroe is priced at $5900 and will need around 30 fantasy points to make value.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Apr/01/2016

DFS Targets – NBA – March 30: PJ Tucker, Phoenix Suns

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had their fair share of problems going up against opposing small forwards.  PJ Tucker should excel in this scenario.

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Tucker is priced at $4.8K and will need around 24 fantasy points in order to make value. 

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/29/2016

DFS Targets – NBA – March 30: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat

The Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will be among the top Daily Fantasy NBA targets for Wednesday March 30, and with good reason.

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The Lakers are among the worst teams when facing opposing centers, ranking 28th in the league.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/29/2016

DFS Targets – NBA – March 30: Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards

Otto Porter Jr will be among the top Daily Fantasy NBA targets for Wednesday March 30.

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The Washington Wizards small forward ($5.4K) should make value against a lackluster Sacramento Kings team that simply cannot defend against opposing small forwards.  They rank 23rd versus this position.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/29/2016

Rudy Gobert Plays Key Fantasy Role in Handing Lakers Biggest Defeat Ever

The Utah Jazz beat the LA Lakers Monday night 123-75.  This was tied for the Lakers worst defeat in franchise history.

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Gambling911.com suggested backing Utah center Rudy Gobert thanks to the Lakers ranking third from the bottom against opposing centers.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/29/2016

Utah’s Rudy Gobert Has Some Fantasy Value vs. Lakers

While dealing with a rough run of late, the LA Lakers present an excellent scenario for Utah center Rudy Gobert to snap out of his current funk.

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The Lakers rank third from the bottom against opposing centers.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/28/2016

NBA DFS Team Highlights and Deficiencies – March 26

Gambling911.com has your NBA DFS Team Highlights (Strengths) and Deficiencies as of March 23. This is a great tool for Daily Fantasy Sports players looking to gain an edge with NBA contests.

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Atlanta Hawks – The Hawks were currently ranking 6th in points allowed per game.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/25/2016

Maryland Could be First State to Let Voters Decide on Daily Fantasy Sports Legality

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) -- Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under bills now pending in the legislature.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/24/2016

Lawmaker Wants Minnesota to Legalize Fantasy Sports

(Associated Press) - A national debate over daily fantasy sports games came to the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday with a House committee hearing on a proposal that would declare fantasy games are not gambling and are legal in Minnesota.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2016

Attorney for DraftKings in AG Battle Spends $14.4M on UES Townhouse

The fight over daily fantasy sports in New York is just getting started, but it seems to already have produced at least one clear winner. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2016

G911 Owner Talks DFS Industry With DFSE Organizer Marc Lesnick

Review of the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, that took place March 3-4, 2016 at the Deauville Beach Resort Miami. Chris Costigan (Publisher of Gambling911.com.) and Marc Lesnick (Conference Organizer) review the final panel as well as other elements of the industry.  Watch below.

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Submitted by Payton on, Mar/10/2016

Virginia Becomes First State to Approve Fantasy Sports Specific Regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (Associated Press) -- Virginia has become the first state to approve legislation regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy sports industry.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/08/2016

Smaller DFS Sites Not Bothered by DraftKings, FanDuel

With Daily Fantasy Sports behemoths DraftKings and FanDuel pushing for steep state licensing fees, smaller DFS sites the likes of Statzup.com.

During last week’s closing panel of the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach, moderated by Gambling911.com’s founder Chris Costigan, Statzup CFO Tamas Varga said sites like DraftKings and FanDuel help his own company.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/07/2016

FSTA Sacrificing Season Long Fantasy Sports Firms to Save DraftKings, FanDuel

At this week’s Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach Gambling911.com spoke with those concerned over the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) failing to look after the best interest of season long fantasy sports businesses.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/03/2016

Groups Demand NFL Shut Down Fantasy Football Site That Targets Children

In light of all the hoopla surrounding the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel, two groups In light of all the hoopla surrounding the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel, two groups have stepped forward urging the NFL to get rid of its own fantasy sports site that targets prepubescent boys between the ages of 6 and 12.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/24/2016

Virginia Poised to Allow Daily Fantasy Sports

DraftKings and FanDuel could soon find a home in Virginia with that state’s lawmakers looking favorably at the new Daily Fantasy Sports sector.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/23/2016

Vivid Entertainment CEO: ‘Fantasy Sports and Naked Women Have Lots in Common’

The largest adult entertainment company in the world, Vivid Entertainment, is set to join the DraftDay Daily Fantasy Sports platform in an effort to further diversify.

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Vivid’s dipping their toes into the DFS sector is nothing new as they are coming off a stint with software provider MGT.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/20/2016

West Virginia Senate Okays Daily Fantasy Sports: Now Moves to House

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Associated Press) — West Virginia senators have cleared a bill deeming daily fantasy sports legal.

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The bill addressing businesses like DraftKings and FanDuel passed the Senate on an 18-16 vote Thursday. It moves to the House.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/18/2016

New Jersey Gets Rare en Banc Rehearing in Sports Betting Case

Our sister site BettingNewJersey.com has all the latest news as it relates to online gambling in New Jersey.

New Jersey Gets Rare en Banc Rehearing in Sports Betting Case - New Jersey has another chance to make its case to offer traditional sports betting at Monmouth Park and other racetracks and casinos, getting a rare en banc rehearing Wednesday from the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/16/2016

New Funding for DraftKings Possible as Value Declines 60 Percent

Following news that Fox Sports had devalued Daily Fantasy Sports juggernaut and pseudo partner DraftKings by 60 percent, at least one media outlet is reporting a possible new round of funding for the beleaguered company.

Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal tweeted Wednesday:

There have been rumors - unconfirmed - of potential new funding for DraftKings. If it happens, could be looking at a down round.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/11/2016

No FanDuel Super Bowl 50 Contests: Citigroup No Longer Accepting Transactions

Gambling911.com has received confirmation that FanDuel will not be offering any Super Bowl 50 contests.  Furthermore, Citigroup just announced that they will no longer allow transactions for either FanDuel or DraftKings via their bank-issued cards.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/07/2016

No DraftKings Super Bowl 50 Contests

Gambling911.com has been receiving a number of inquiries as to whether DraftKings and FanDuel will be offering any Super Bowl 50 contests. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/05/2016

Bills in Hawaii Would Legalize Fantasy Sports, State Lottery

HONOLULU (Associated Press) - Lawmakers in Hawaii want to make an exception to the state's gambling ban by legalizing fantasy sports contests.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/28/2016

After Years of Intolerance, Sports Leagues Getting Into Bed With Wagering Firms

ESPN.com has come out with a report on the major sports leagues embracing of the gambling industry after years of intolerance. 

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The sports media outlet points out a number of recent examples:

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/28/2016

DFS Fight Comes to the Heartland as Nebraska Legislators Mull Over Bill

LINCOLN, Nebraska — (Associated Press) - Gambling opponents are fighting a bill that would allow fantasy sports websites to operate in Nebraska, even though the industry estimates that 300,000 people in the state are already playing.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2016

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Online Gambling Affiliate Bosses Sentenced in Bitcoin Scheme

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A Florida man was sentenced to 5.5 years prison time for his role in a Bitcoin exchange money laundering scheme as well as the hacking of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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