Fantasy Sports

Picking sides on the Legality of Fantasy Sports

The Fantasy Sports Debate has recently been heating up with the state of New York first banning residents from participating in DraftKings and FanDuel, and then just the other day an appellate court ruled in favor of allowing both companies to continue to operate in New York while their appeal is being heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2016

Brand New Fantasy Sports Option Explained by AceSportsbook

It was only a matter of time before one of the best sportsbooks in the world decided to get in the Fantasy mix and begin offering Fantasy style betting options.

AceSportsbook.com has just unveiled a brand new Fantasy Football player betting option that have over and unders for specific players, and player match ups with a spread and a combined over/under total for the two players.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/08/2016

Online Sportsbook Now Offering Fantasy Sports Option

Fantasy Sports has exploded into an multi-billion dollar a year business, with FanDuel and DraftKings leading the way with fantasy tournaments and daily games.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2016

Breaking News: Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation Bill in CA Passes Assembly Vote

California, which just happens to be the world’s eighth largest economy, is the latest state to examine the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports.

A bill introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray went to a committee vote in Sacramento Wednesday (January 6, 2016).  Had it failed to pass the Assembly by the end of the month, the process would then need to begin anew. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2016

Daily Fantasy NFL Picks and Betting Odds – Week 15

Gambling911.com has some great Daily Fantasy NFL picks and betting odds for this week.  Bookmark this page for the latest.

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Salaries are courtesy of Star Fantasy Leagues

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Dec/18/2015

eSports Exec and Reviled Poster Boy of Drug Price Hikes Arrested

Martin Shkreli, a pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals has been charged with securities fraud.

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Shkreli is best known for licensing the HIV and cancer drug Daraprim through his pharmaceuticals company then hiking the price from $13.50 a pill to $750.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/17/2015

PayPal Shutting Down DraftKings, FanDuel Transactions

Following a precedent-setting decision by a Superior Judge Friday morning ordering Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to halt operating in New York, leading payment processing company PayPal has decided to stop permitting money transfers to and from those websites. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/11/2015

New Book Exposes the Underbelly of Daily Fantasy Sports

A new book that promises to blow the lid off the inner secrets of the daily fantasy sports industry has just been released and anyone who participates in the popular pastime will find the book not just fascinating but also financially rewarding.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/10/2015

Wife of Mississippi Gambler Sues DraftKings, FanDuel Over Husband’s Losses

A woman in Mississippi has filed a lawsuit against Daily Fantasy Sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel in an effort to recover her husband’s losses.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/10/2015

Mike Francesa Loses His Mind Arguing With Assemblyman Dean Murray Over DFS Bill

Radio host Mike Francesa went off on New York State Assemblyman Dean Murray for proposing legislation that would make Daily Fantasy Sports a “game of skill”.

"Why would you do that?" Francesa said. "It is not a game of skill, it's a game of chance."

A New York judge was in the process of determining just that as of Wednesday when this was being published.

This would ultimately turn into a heated back and forth between the two. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/09/2015

Key NY Lawmakers Throw Daily Fantasy Sports a Lifeline

(Associated Press) - Key Lawmakers Say Daily Fantasy Sports Will be Legal in NY No Matter What Court Decides - The chairman of a state legislative committee with authority over gambling predicts New York will legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, no matter how a court fight centered on the lucrative industry turns out.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/08/2015

Vote Eric Schneiderman Out of Office, DraftKings, FanDuel Proclaim

Daily Fantasy Sports leaders DraftKings and FanDuel want their customers to vote New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman out of office. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/08/2015

SFL to Focus on Offering Daily Fantasy Sports Software to State Lotteries

State lotteries looking for Daily Fantasy Sports software should look no further than Rochester, New York-based Star Fantasy Leagues.

The company, which offers Daily Fantasy Sports, primarily focuses on development of DFS white label software for other companies.  State lotteries such as the one found in Georgia, serve as a perfect target client base for the three-year-old firm.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/30/2015

MNF Betting Odds - Ravens vs. Browns: Baltimore One Win Against Spread This Year

Gambling911.com has your MNF betting odds for the Ravens vs. Browns in a game that should not be pretty.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/28/2015

Legal to Play Daily Fantasy Sports, DraftKings, FanDuel in Oklahoma

At least one state says it is legal to play on Daily Fantasy Sports sites the likes of DraftKings, FanDuel and DFS white label software provider Star Fantasy Leagues.  That would be Oklahoma.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/27/2015

Bears-Packers Thanksgiving Day Betting Line: Heavy Rain Anticipated

Gambling911.com has your Bears-Packers Thanksgiving Day betting line in which Green Bay was listed at -8.5.  The total is 44.5.

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Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Nov/25/2015

Judge Appears Dumbfounded by Traditional Fantasy vs. DFS Rationale

What looked to be a slam dunk for the New York Attorney General’s Office in the first half of Wednesday’s hearing completely shifted in favor of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry after the one hour lunch break.

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Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2015

Live Coverage on NY Hearing to Determine Fate of DraftKings, FanDuel

Throughout the years, Gambling911.com has been live at court hearings involving the gambling industry.  On Wednesday November 25, 2015 we were present covering a hearing to determine the operating status of Daily Fantasy Sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel in the state of New York. 

We were among the first news outlets to report that Judge Manuel Mendez would require one to two weeks to make his final decision. 

Live Coverage from NY Court on Decision to Allow DraftKings, FanDuel to Operate in State - Wednesday November 25, 2015

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2015

NY AG vs. DraftKings and FanDuel: A Review of All Court Filings

Our sister site DFS911.com and Legal Reporter Jeff Williams have provided us with all related Court filings pertaining to the New York State Attorney General vs. DraftKings and FanDuel.  Other Daily Fantasy Sports companies have been subpoenaed as well.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2015

DraftKings, FanDuel in ‘Deep Doodoo’ But Lawyers With Shovels Can Dig Them Out

One of the premier attorneys in the world of gambling, I. Nelson Rose, was kind enough to send DFS911.com his latest piece on the next steps both DraftKings and FanDuel will need to undertake in getting them out of the “deep doodoo” they are currently in.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/24/2015

DraftKings, FanDuel NY Hearing: G911 Coverage From the Court

Gambling911.com and sister site DFS911.com will be covering Wednesday’s hearing to determine whether Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel can continue conducting business with New York state residents. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/22/2015

DraftKings CEO Admits Not Always in Compliance With Gambling Laws

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins admitted back in May that his company does not always comply with anti-gambling laws, and more specifically, the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) that exempts fantasy sports. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/19/2015

Daily Fantasy NFL Picks and Betting Odds – Week 11 2015

Gambling911.com has some great Daily Fantasy NFL picks and betting odds for the upcoming week.  Bookmark this page for the latest.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/18/2015

Yahoo Shares Fall 1.17 Percent on News of New York AG Subpoena

News of a subpoena issued by the New York Attorney General Wednesday as part of a probe into the Daily Fantasy Sports sector has resulted in a drop in its share price of 1.17 percent to $32.47 in afternoon trading.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/18/2015

Bet on the Cowboys-Dolphins Game Week 11: The Return of Romo

You can bet o the Cowboys-Dolphins game for Week 11 at Americas Bookie.

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The line on this game has been coming in at Miami +1 or a PICK’EM depending on the book despite being the hosts and Dallas having lost seven straight.  Tony Romo is expected to return this week.

Some 70% of those betting this game were backing the Cowboys.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/18/2015

Packers-Vikings Daily Fantasy NFL Picks, Betting Odds

Gambling911.com has your Packers-Vikings Daily Fantasy NFL picks and betting odds for Week 11. The Vikings, now leading the NFC North, are a -1 favorite early on with a total of 45 posted on this game.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/17/2015

Georgia May Be Next to Boot Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

ATLANTA (Associated Press) - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says his office is investigating whether daily fantasy sports violate state law.

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Olens recently told the Augusta Chronicle that the issue is pending in his office.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/16/2015

NY Assemblyman: ‘AG has Gone Way Over Line With Daily Fantasy Sports Probe’

In an interview with the Associated Press, New York Republican Assemblyman Dean Murray said of his state’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "He's gone way over the line" with the fantasy sports probe.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/16/2015

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