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Daily Fantasy Sports Site Without a Salary Cap: DraftPot

(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - New York-based DraftPot.com is upping the ante in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports by allowing folks to enter their contests without having to deal with a salary cap.  That’s right, you can pick whomever you want.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jun/17/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Expo to be held August 6-7, 2015 in Miami Beach

First ever trade show and conference covering the daily fantasy sports industry. DFSE plans to bring new faces to the industry, introduce unique methods of thinking and provide the ultimate networking experience for executives.

New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( www.fantasysportsexpo.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/11/2015

Daily Fantasy Freerolls – ScoreStreak.com, FantasyAces.com

Daily Fantasy freerolls allow folks to enter a tournament without having to pay a fee.  This is an attractive option not just in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports, but also in online poker.  Check out the Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports section for all the latest Fantasy and freeroll news along with picks and the latest player salaries right here.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/03/2015

ReverseFantasyFootball.com Review – Daily Fantasy Sports

Gambling911.com, a site you have trusted since 1999 to bring you the latest news pertaining to the gaming and Fantasy Sports sector, has its ReverseFantasyFootball.com review, one of the latest “race to the bottom” platforms currently available.  Their website can be found here.

Watch for G911 Reporter Jeffrey Williams Interview With ReverseFantasyFootball.com Coming Soon

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/20/2015

Fantasy Site ScoreStreak.com Does Things Their Way

Site’s Unique Format Proves Popular With Fans

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- With a steady supply of computer- and Internet-savvy talent and some of the biggest techno-brains around, it's no surprise that Silicon Valley in Northern California has become Ground Zero for the Sports Fantasy League business, including much of the newer business in that industry that involves daily sports fantasy.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/07/2015

Adult Entertainment Company Vivid Joins Forces With Fantasy Sports Site

Adult entertainment and fantasy have always worked great together….but Fantasy Sports?

Yes it’s true, the world’s largest purveyors of pornography, Vivid Entertainment, this week entered into a deal with the third largest Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftDay.com.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/01/2015

Professional Sports Leagues Find Great Value in Daily Fantasy Sports

The professional sports leagues are loving Daily Fantasy Sports...and with good reason.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/01/2015

Fantasy Sports Site PlayMLF.com to Announce First Pro Sponsorship Deal

Daily fantasy website Major League Fantasy (www.playmlf.com), which went into business just last month, will soon announce a partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, sources told Gambling 911.

The arrangement will involve Major League Fantasy becoming an official sponsor of the NHL team, with MLF advertising appearing at Lightning games and in Lightning media, the sources said.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/30/2014

New Fantasy Sports Site Draftster.com is Looking to Get Noticed

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- This tony Southern California beach town just outside Los Angeles has always been known for great waves and great surfing, not to mention seeing an occasional celebrity or two.

But as the base for an Internet fantasy sports league?

That's something that's more likely to come out of Northern California, where tech-obsessed Silicon Valley is located.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/28/2014

TheScore Acquires Swoopt Daily Fantasy Sports App

While the Daily Fantasy Sports industry may be in its infancy, consolidation continues.  Last week it was announced that Toronto-based TheScore.com had acquired a mobile Fantasy sports app called Swoopt.  

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/26/2014

Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Sports Tradex CEO Talks About Industry With G911

HOUSTON -- This sprawling Southwestern metropolis, now the country's fourth-largest city, has been home to many historic venues, such as the Astrodome and NASA headquarters.

And now it is the home of a sports fantasy company that is revolutionizing the industry--Sports Tradex (www.sportstradex.com).

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/23/2014

33-Year-Old Turns $35 Into $2 Million at 2014 Fantasy Football Championship

A 33-year-old personal trainer and former teacher last week converted a $35 entry into $2 million at the 2014 FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/22/2014

Maximum Fantasy Sports is Setting the Trends in the Industry

Site originates game varieties that others then copy

CHICAGO -- One of the up-and-coming new fantasy sports websites that is attracting a lot of attention these days is called Maximum Fantasy Sports and is run from the Windy City in the Heartland of America.

That alone makes it stand out--most fantasy sites, it seems, are based on the East or West Coasts.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/15/2014

New Fantasy Site PlayMLF.com Vows to be No. 1 in Two Years

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Fantasy sports today are where poker was 10 years ago. The scene is exploding with popularity. Huge amounts of money are being won. And new names are joining the game every week.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/11/2014

Fortune.com: How DailyMVP.com Landed Tom Brady

Everybody is talking about the new commercial featuring New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady donning a wig to take on the roll of a telemarketer.  But Fortune.com is asking: “How did a little known fantasy app land the likes of a Tom Brady?”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/05/2014

3-Time Cy Young Winner Clayton Kershaw Signs on With FantasyDraft

3-time Cy Young winner LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has signed on to represent FantasyDraft.com, a new Daily Fantasy Sports website.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Dec/02/2014

Do Sports Bettors Convert Into Daily Fantasy Sports Players and Vice Versa?

For those of you wondering whether a sports bettor can be converted into a fantasy player, the answer to this question is a resounding YES.

The same has not always held true for season long fantasy leagues, however, as online sportsbooks trying to capture that market have learned in past years.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Dec/01/2014

How Do I Play Daily Fantasy Sports: Salary Cap Games and More

You have heard all the rage about Daily Fantasy Sports but how many of your actually know how to play? 

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Nov/28/2014

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against FanDuel.com

A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida this week against one of the largest fantasy sports sites FanDuel.com.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/27/2014

DailyMVP.com Hits the Daily Fantasy Sports Market Minus the Salary Cap

The latest installment in the fast growing daily fantasy sector is DailyMVP.com, a site that looks to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack by offering fantasy sports without the salary cap platform found at other sites.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/22/2014

New Daily Fantasy Sports Sites FantasyDraft.com, DraftHero Debut: Land T.Y. Hilton

Two new fantasy sports sites debuted in recent days: FantasyDraft.com and DraftHero.com.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/16/2014

NHL Betting Lines for November 16 – Fantasy Top 30 Goalies 2014

Gambling911.com has your NHL betting lines for November 16.  Scroll down for the latest lines and Justin Goldman’s Fantasy Top 30 Goalies.  All odds courtesy of our friends at Bookmaker.eu where you can claim up to $2500 in FREE CASH here

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Nov/16/2014

Sports Betting on Hockey: Gary Bettman Opposes It

The aptly named Gary Bettman opposes sports betting on Hockey and all other sports for that matter.  The National Hockey League Commissioner sat down with CNN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss the National Basketball Association Commissioner, Adam Silver’s, newly found desires to have sports betting legalized.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/15/2014

NHL Enters Into Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DraftKings.com

The National Hockey League has just entered into a multi-year exclusive deal with one of the world’s largest daily fantasy sports contest sites, DraftKings.com.   The agreement calls for DraftKings.com to become the official daily fantasy sports site of the NHL.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/11/2014

Fantasy Sports Propels NFL to Record Ratings: Has Become a Cultural Phenomenon

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eilers Research, LLC has announced the publication of an in-depth white paper titled: "Daily Fantasy Sports: The Future of US Sports Wagering?" The report, authored by Adam Krejcik, Managing Director of Digital & Interactive Gaming, takes a comprehensive look at the financial health of the Daily Fantasy Sports market, as well as an analysis of the competitive landscape and expected industry growth through 2020.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2014

DraftKings Partners With New England Patriots: First Deal of its Kind in NFL

The popular daily fantasy sports site Draftkings.com has partnered with the New England Patriots.  The partnership is a first for any professional football team with an organization operating in daily fantasy sports and it was inked just hours before Thursday night’s game against the Jets.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/18/2014

Rochester NY Rivals Silicon Valley as New Tech Epicenter, Fantasy Sports Hub

In an interview conducted with Gambling911.com’s own Thomas Somach this week, Seth Young, COO of Star Fantasy Leagues, revealed neither he nor the two co-founders have any intention to move their thriving fantasy sports business out of Rochester, New York, calling the city “

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2014

Star Fantasy Leagues Giving Traditional Sports Betting a Run for its Money

ROCHESTER, N. Y. -- The hottest things in sports right now are commercial sports fantasy leagues, where fans of major sports can create and manage their own imaginary teams and, in the process, earn cash prizes depending on the teams' success.

And it's all legal, because the Federal government of the U.S. has officially decreed that participating in fantasy sports involves skill, not luck, so it's not considered gambling.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/15/2014

NBC Sports Builds Stronghold in Fantasy Sports Market With RotoGrinders Deal

NBC Sports is making serious inroads into the world of fantasy sports, this week announcing a partnership with Rotogrinders, the leader in fantasy content and website tools.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2014

Bloomberg News: How DraftKings Turns Fantasy Sports Into Real Money

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and former Boston Celtics basketball player Antoine Walker discuss the growth of fantasy sports with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

The real money aspect (and, hence, the gambling element) truly comes into play with the games lasting just one day.

Robins offers an example: “This football weekend, you would look at the players and pick them only for the games you are playing today and you can go and play for free or an amount of money and win anywhere up to a million dollars.”

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Oct/07/2014

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