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Fantasy Sports Industry News
Fantasy Sports Industry News
“It’s not cool for a brand to be close to a gambling brand. We are going down fan engagement; if we succeed in getting 50 million people to play our games, to connect with their friends through this special moment of time when they are watching live sport,” Ballr CEO Sam Jones says.
One of Britain’s biggest technology start-ups may not be able to survive the current crackdown on the Daily Fantasy Sports sector.
Professor claims Daily Fantasy contests are designed to seduce a youth market while utilizing similar marketing techniques as pornography.
An eccentric multi-millionaire and US Presidential candidate has been hired to work for a social media gaming firm MGT, and his name is not Donald Trump.
John McAfee was best known for developing a popular anti-virus computer software but in recent years made headlines after authorities in Belize announced him as a person of interest in connection to the 2012 murder of his neighbor American expatriate Gregory Viant Faull.
A hearing to determine a need for regulation of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry at the federal level took place May 11 in Washington, DC and concluded almost exactly a Noon Eastern Standard Time.
Wednesday’s scheduled Congressional hearing to deal with Daily Fantasy Sports contests will also encompass sports betting in general.
Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” featured a skit in which a group of NFL players turning the table and looking back at all of us silly Joe and Janes Fantasy Freaks who regular curse them out....
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s Chief of Staff Stephen Neuman had been negotiating legislation tied to the fate of Boston-based DraftKings at the very time his wife was interviewing for a job as Vice President of the Daily Fantasy Sports firm.
A California federal judge on Monday dismissed three of the four causes of action in a civil lawsuit filed by tracks owned by The Stronach Group (TSG) against the online fantasy gaming site DerbyWars.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he wants a lawsuit filed by DraftKings to be moved to another venue or dismissed entirely.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed off on a bill that will make Daily Fantasy Sports in the state legal.
Colorado is closer to regulating fantasy online sports leagues. A bill requiring fantasy-sports operators to register with the state passed the House 44-21 Monday.
Fantasy Hub founder Steven Plappert finally broke his silence regarding the abrupt closure of his Louisville startup Daily Fantasy Sports company.
One of the best magazines on the planet, Fast Company, features an interview with FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles in which he insists that his company will survive the regulatory pressure and government skepticism that has plagued the Daily Fantasy Sports sector for the past six months.
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.
David Purdum of ESPN reported Thursday that the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 11 to consider the legal status of Daily Fantasy Sports, online gambling and sports betting.
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.
Attorney General Luther Strange released the following statement Tuesday:
HARTFORD, Conn. (Associated Press) — Connecticut moved closer Thursday toward becoming the latest state to regulate the fast-growing online fantasy sports industry.
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.
RICHMOND, Va. (Associated Press) -- Virginia has become the first state to approve legislation regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy sports industry.
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.
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.
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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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.
Vivid’s dipping their toes into the DFS sector is nothing new as they are coming off a stint with software provider MGT.
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.
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.
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.
Gambling911.com has been receiving a number of inquiries as to whether DraftKings and FanDuel will be offering any Super Bowl 50 contests.
HONOLULU (Associated Press) - Lawmakers in Hawaii want to make an exception to the state's gambling ban by legalizing fantasy sports contests.
ESPN.com has come out with a report on the major sports leagues embracing of the gambling industry after years of intolerance.
The sports media outlet points out a number of recent examples:
Coolbet.com has posted odds on the number of players OVER/UNDER that will officially play in this year’s Norwegian Championship Main Event in Dublin.
PokerStars Panama Tournament winner: "It's time he stands up for everyone and makes it known that they need to make changes to help the players!!!"