Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

ESPN Criticized for Fantasy Football Auction That Resembled Slave Auction

ESPN Criticized for Fantasy Football Auction That Resembled Slave Auction

The footage of an auctioneer "selling" New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. led to some on Twitter to voice their outrage.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2017

FastPick.com First NJ-Licensed DFS Product Available to Jersey Residents Online

FastPick.com First NJ-Licensed DFS Product Available to Jersey Residents Online

Resorts Digital Gaming, LLC is thrilled to announce their plans to launch the next wave of innovation in Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) at www.FastPick.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2017

New Jersey Casino Becomes the First to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey Casino Becomes the First to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let customers play daily fantasy sports contests for money. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2017

FanDuel Funding Dries Up, Payments Overdue as Merger Deal Quashed

FanDuel Funding Dries Up, Payments Overdue as Merger With DraftKings Quashed

Companies House records show FanDuel's accounts for the period to 31 December 2015 are overdue as of 30 June.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/10/2017

Former Taj Mahal to Offer Fantasy Sports When it Reopens as Hard Rock

Documents obtained by Legal Sports Report show that the Taj Mahal new owners intend to offer Fantasy Sports as part of its commitment to entice Millennials.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/22/2017

Fantasy Site Merger Challenged

Fantasy Site Merger Challenged

Federal regulators say they will file a complaint against the merger of the FanDuel and DraftKings fantasy sports sites.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/19/2017

North Carolina Backs Off Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations: Would Foster Gambling

North Carolina Backs Off Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations: Would Foster Gambling

Some North Carolina legislators turned back efforts Wednesday to regulate the fast-growing yet uncertain fantasy sports industry

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2017

Paddy Power Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Draft

Paddy Power Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Draft

The largest sports betting firm, Dublin-based Paddy Power, has acquired Daily Fantasy Sports operator Draft.

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2017

DraftDay the Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Casualty

DraftDay the Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Casualty

The site will remain active for 60 days while players withdraw their funds

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2017

Lawmakers Looking to Tax, Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

Lawmakers Looking to Tax, Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports companies estimate more than 200,000 people in New Hampshire are participating in their games.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2017

Why Two-Thirds of Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Have Shut Down in Last Year

Why Two-Thirds of Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Have Shut Down in Last Year

Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger between DraftKings and FanDuel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2017

NBA Inks New International Daily Fantasy Sports Deal With PlayOn

NBA Inks New International Daily Fantasy Sports Deal With PlayOn

The new partner will create games in Asia, Europe and Latin America. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2017

Bill to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports in Texas Left Pending

A bill exempting paid online fantasy sports sites from Texas anti-gambling laws has begun a potentially contentious journey through the Legislature.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2017

Why iGaming Must Adapt to the Needs of Millennials or Die

Why iGaming Must Adapt to the Needs of Millennials or Die

'By 2020, the millennial generation will represent 50% of the work force, that is, more or less 50% of our market. Therefore it is crucial to start listening to them.''

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/15/2017

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

On June 10, 2016, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1404, a bill to regulate fantasy contests and fantasy contest operators in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

FanDuel Adds Fantasy Golf Ahead of Merger With DraftKings

FanDuel Adds Fantasy Golf Ahead of Merger With DraftKings

The world’s biggest Daily Fantasy Sports website on Tuesday announced it had added fantasy golf ahead of its merger with Boston-based DraftKings.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2017

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has added more than 100 jobs in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

Oulala Raises New Funding Round

The DFS company has appointed two new senior directors

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2016

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

A bill introduced this past week in the Ohio Senate looks to ensure that fantasy sports remains legal in the Buckeye State.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2016

Oulala clinches the Best Fantasy Sports Product Award

Oulala.com, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, won the award for 'Best Fantasy Sports Product' at SBC Awards ceremony in London.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2016

DraftKings, FanDuel Are Merging

DraftKings, FanDuel Are Merging

Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/18/2016

DraftKings, FanDuel Agree to $12M Settlement With New York

DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2016

Anti-Gambling Group Files Suit to Stop DraftKings, FanDuel in NY

An anti-gambling group called Stop Predatory Gambling has filed a lawsuit this week claiming that New York lawmakers violated the state constitution in allowing Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to re-enter the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2016

New Daily Fantasy Sports Firm Sportito Dives Into UK Market

The latest entry into the European Daily Fantasy Sports market promises to cover 40 different football leagues and entry fees as low as £2. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/18/2016

ESPN Fantasy App Fumbles

ESPN’s Fantasy Sports app crashed during one of the biggest days of the year, the premier of the new NFL season.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2016

Grand Fantasy Sports Launched by Minnesota Indian Tribes

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Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2016

Malta Aims To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports Out of Europe

Malta set to become the first European country to specifically regulate DFS Malta’s gaming regulator will roll out a specific skill game licence

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Could Resume in Nevada

Daily fantasy sports sites that were ordered to stop Nevada operations last year because they didn’t have a gambling license could be making a comeback.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports to Resume in New York State Ahead of NFL Season

DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major League Baseball playoffs.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2016

Group Contemplates Lawsuit Over Fantasy Sports in New York

With passage of legislation that will now permit Daily Fantasy Sports in the state of New York under more stringent licensing guidelines, an anti-online gambling group has contemplated a lawsuit to try to prevent such companies from gaining access to the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2016

Breaking News

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Illegal Gambling

A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.

Paddy Power Blocked From Twitter

Paddy Power Blocked From Twitter

With more than 632,000 followers, the Dublin-based betting firm appears to have violated Twitter provisions. 

Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Down in July

Casino revenue in Atlantic City was down last month 2.7 percent over last year, yet the seven remaining casinos saw a slight increase.