A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.
Fantasy Sports Conference News
DALLAS — (Associated Press) - Tony Romo is ready for another attempt at a fantasy football event that organizers say the NFL essentially nixed last year because of plans to hold the fan-centric activities in Las Vegas.
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.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton declared daily fantasy sports illegal in his state Tuesday, putting more pressure on the embattled industry and leading sites DraftKings and FanDuel.
Gambling911.com sister site DFS911.com will be a main sponsor at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo taking place in Miami Beach Thursday and Friday.
Late last year, Gambling911.com founder Chris Costigan pushed conference organizer and long time colleague Marc Lesnick to host this event and it appears as if it will meet – if not exceed – initial expectations.
The fear all along hasn’t been so much about attracting the top talent and attendees but more so the potential for inclement weather.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - With the final hours of online registration for the highly anticipated and first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach next week, Gambling911.com can confirm that Foxwoods Casino will be in attendance.
The American Gaming Association considers Daily Fantasy Sports gambling. As such they believe it should be licensed and regulated….by them of course.
David Payne Purdum of ESPN broke the news via Twitter Monday:
Nevada Gaming Control chairman AG Burnett has begun legal analysis of daily fantasy sports and welcomes communication from DFS operators.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Just how much is being spent now compared to past years?
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the spent person spent $95 annually on Fantasy Sports. In 2015 that number more than quadrupled to $465.
Adam Krejcik of Eiler’s Research will be speaking at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo next week. Appearing on CNBC, he noted that neither of the top two Daily Fantasy Sports companies – Draftkings or FanDuel – have yet to turn a profit.
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New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Fanwars.com CEO will speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( www.fantasysportsexpo.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Kevin De Vincenzi, CEO of Fanwars, will participate in several controversial panels during the 2 day event.
DALLAS — (Associated Press) - A company partly owned by Tony Romo sued the NFL on Tuesday over a canceled fantasy football event in Las Vegas that was to involve the Dallas quarterback and other star players.
The Fan Expo LLC alleged in a lawsuit filed in Dallas County that the league intimidated players with threats of fines and suspensions if they attended what the NFL said was a gambling-related event because it was to be held at a facility associated with a casino.
Gambling911.com would never encourage its readers to engage in illegal acts such as circumventing local state laws or avoid paying taxes. But what if we told you there is indeed a way to operate a Daily Fantasy Sports website in one of a handful of states where the activity is not permitted, all while paying zero money in taxes?
It’s been widely speculated that the European online gambling firms will be the next serious players in what is becoming an already saturated market sector: Daily Fantasy Sports.
We are just three weeks away from the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach and Gambling911.com can now confirm that Fox Sports will be speaking.
Additionally, Mike Cardano, Business Development Administrator at the Fantasy Sports Network will speak on at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, taking place Aug 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. He will also moderate several panels.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Two of the biggest names in eSports Fantasy Sports – Vulcun and AlphaDraft – have now confirmed they will be speaking at next month’s Daily Fantasy Sports Expo (DFSE) in Miami Beach (August 6-7).
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Jeffrey Koors, Manager of Project Management for Fantasy Products at CBS Sports will speak on project management as it applies to Daily Fantasy Sports affiliate programs. The session will be at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, taking place Aug 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - Joining the likes of CBS Sports, AlphaDraft, Vulcun, Shamrock Investments, FanWars and more, Gambling911.com can reveal that Forbes will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach this coming August 6-7.
Gambling911.com has confirmed that CBS Sports, one of the leaders in season long Fantasy Sports, will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach June 7-8. More details were forthcoming.
DENVER – (Associated Press) - Organizers of the Fantasy Sports Combine are going ahead with plans for their inaugural event in Las Vegas next month in contrast to the Tony Romo-led Fantasy Football Convention that was scuttled after the NFL reiterated its policy banning active players from making promotional appearances at casinos.
The Fantasy Football Convention was slated to have more than 100 NFL players participating in autograph sessions, photo ops and fantasy-related events.
Following news Monday that an NFL Fantasy Sports themed expo had been cancelled due to the league’s policy prohibiting players from holding events in casinos, event organizer Tony Romo took to the airwaves Tuesday morning to express his disgust.
Gambling911.com is thrilled to announce its first offshoot ever in 15 years as the world leader in gambling-related news. Daily Fantasy Sports 911 (or the easier to remember and type DFS911.com) has gone live as of May 9, 2015. Please don't forget to bookmark the site.
FantasyAces.com, a two-year-old daily fantasy sports website, promises a $250K payday on August 15, just days after the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach August 6-7.
Want to raise money for your existing or start-up daily fantasy sports website? The place to be this August 6 and 7 in Miami Beach, Florida at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo.
Sayke Reilley has been announced to speak on the subject of Raising Money for Daily Fantasy Sports.
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Eilers Research will speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( www.fantasysportsexpo.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Long established in the world of season-long fantasy sports, Yahoo! CEO Melissa Mayer announced this week that the multinational Internet corporation and search engine powerhouse will be entering the real money daily fantasy sports market this summer.
The first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo has an entire industry excited. Hundreds of company executives, investors, attorneys and players will be congregating in sunny South Beach this August 6-7 to take part in this event.
The first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach is shaping up for quite an impressive debut.
Marc Lesnick, the conference organizer and someone who has regularly put on top trade shows in the world of online gambling and i-Dating, tells Gambling911.com the initial response for this event has been unprecedented.
“We are getting new inquiries to speak on a daily basis,” Lesnick revealed.
Rumors have been circulating that ESPN and its parent company Disney may be looking to back one of the largest daily fantasy sports sites Draftkings. The odds of this happening: Not likely.
If you are like many readers of the Gambling911.com website and DFS911.com (coming soon), you might be asking yourself: “How can I make money playing daily fantasy sports”?
Well, it’s easier than you might think and doesn’t necessarily incorporate a whole lot of time provided you know where to gather the right information.
Existing operators and those looking to enter the lucrative new industry of daily fantasy sports will be happy to know that software providers and white labels plan to show up in force this August in Miami Beach for the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo (DFSE).
The most visible of these providers is going to be BetConstruct. They have secured both the gold and lanyard sponsorships at DFSE.
Ticonderoga Ventures Inc. has announced that long time Microsoft Bing Webmaster Outreach Manager Duane Forrester will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach August 6-7.
Just how pivotal is Forrester: Last year he was awarded Top Search Personality at the US Search Awards.
With more than 632,000 followers, the Dublin-based betting firm appears to have violated Twitter provisions.