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Fantasy Sports Industry News
Fantasy Sports Industry News
You know things are bad when MSNBC’s resident nerd (and we mean that in a good way) Chris Hayes devotes a good ten minutes discussing a scandal in Daily Fantasy Sports.
Boston-based Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings will soon learn its fate as Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey determines whether the company can continue operating in the state.
Following reports that ESPN would scale back on DraftKings sponsorship graphics and language within its programs, DraftKings said it had pulled all of its advertisements from the 24-hour sports network amidst a high profile scandal.
Justine Sacco, who was fired from Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp media empire for an offensive Twitter comment about AIDS, has landed a job at Daily Fantasy Sports site FanDuel and once again finds herself in hot water.
Daily Fantasy Sports industry analyst Joe Brennan, Jr. tweeted Tuesday that the New York Times may have a hidden agenda when it comes to their scathing report on a recent scandal at DraftKings.
On ESPN's "Outside the Lines," segment Tuesday afternoon, Bob Ley disclosed that the 24-7 sports network would be dropping DraftKings sponsored elements within its programing following allegations of possible insider cheating within the company.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs, has signed a 4-year promotion deal with Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings amidst a massive “insider information” scandal that threatens to take down an entire industry.
550KTRS St. Louis sports radio talk show host McGraw Milhaven is one of many crying foul Tuesday morning in light of a scandal that has rocked the Daily Fantasy Sports world this week.
Leading Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings would not comment on their policy and internal controls related to “insider information”, while standing by an employee who won $350,000 at a competing site’s contest finishing second place.
ESPN is the 24/7 sports network but, despite the explosive controversy revolving around a potential insider cheating scandal at Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings, the network was slow to react to the news until Tuesday morning.
The Twitter Universe is now lighting up with folks blasting the Daily Fantasy Sports industry for not having a better handle on their employees and their ability to, not only gain access to player usage information, but utilizing said data to win big on competing DFS sites.
(Associated Press) - An early release of lineup information in a DraftKings contest is raising questions about the transparency of the burgeoning daily fantasy industry.
You’ve seen the ads. How could you not have? Even if you don’t watch Football, DraftKings and FanDuel advertisements are popping up all over the boob tube including on 24-hour cable news networks like CNN and HLN (if you can still call the later news).
In DFS911.com’s continuing series entitled Daily Fantasy F***ed, our sister site looks at the potential unfair advantage employees have in collecting data that can assist them with winning competing website contests.
DraftKings, one of the top two Daily Fantasy Sports sites in the world, will now be able to feature current NFL players in its ads as part of a new marketing deal with the league.
Launched in 2012, the website has managed to raise $300 million in financing this season, much of which has been used for marketing purposes.
The New York Times on Thursday discusses how some odd piece of legislation, the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, has helped to facility today’s boom in Daily Fantasy Sports, the very activity it was likely trying to prevent.
Online gambling diehards know the legislation well and by its abbreviated form UIGEA.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says her office is reviewing the business practices of Daily Fantasy Sports website Draftkings to ensure they are operating within the legal framework of current law.
An industry expert laughed off concerns over efforts by New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone’s attempt to study Daily Fantasy Sports and their relationship to the four professional leagues.
Joe Brennan, Jr., an industry expert who himself will be launching a new DFS site based in London, England, Fast Fantasy, pointed to efforts by certain politicians to stop legalized online poker in the U.S.
Brennan, Jr. tweeted last week:
Gambling911.com sister site DFS911.com Monday reports on how a series of research determined that Daily Fantasy Sports are not what they are cracked up to be.
A paywalled survey of 1,400 DFS players that Eilers Research shared with Tech Insider shows that 70% of Daily Fantasy Sports players actually reported losing money.
TALLAHASSEE (Associated Press) -- As the NFL season kicks off, another big contest may be soon be played in the halls of the Florida Capitol.
The growing fantasy sports industry, which is already subjecting television viewers to a barrage of wall-to-wall advertising with the new football season, is now setting its sights on getting the blessings of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.
So finally Congress has decided to act on the explosive world of Daily Fantasy Sports, though most experts agree they are probably a bit too late to act.
After all, millions of dollars has been pumped into the industry from many of the major sports leagues, ESPN and a number of millionaire investors.
On Monday it was announced that Democratic congressman Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey would like to have a Congressional committee take a look at the connection between fantasy sports and gambling.
With so many Daily Fantasy Sports (or DFS) sites popping up, we here at Gambling911.com wondered which company offered the best Daily Fantasy software.
We’ve heard of DraftKings and FanDuel but when it comes to the actual software backend, Rochester, New York-based Star Fantasy Leagues is one of the first - and many would argue, one of the best - on the market today.
We recently had a chance to sit down with Seth Young, Chief Operating Officer of Star Fantasy Leagues, who was very candid in discussing the state of the industry as it is today.
(Associated Press) - Think wagering $20 to win $1 million by picking a winning combination of NFL players for a fantasy team this Sunday is gambling? The league says it isn't.
So do fast-growing daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel that offer the games and advertise with the long gambling-adverse pro football organization.
Gambling911.com Sister site DFS911.com begins its new series called “Daily Fantasy F***ed” whereby they look at some of the – excuse our French – f***ed up occurrences taking place in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports.
You’ve asked for it and DFS911.com in conjunction with sister site Gambling911.com have heard you loud and clear. Introducing “Daily Fantasy F***ed”, a new series of articles that will focus on the seedy side of the Daily Fantasy Sports world.
Vanity Fair on Thursday featured a piece profiling the men behind Daily Fantasy Sports biggest sites, DraftKings and FanDuel: Nigel Eccles and Jason Robins.
Should Daily Fantasy Sports sites be regulated and licensed? We here at Gambling911.com say this may be necessary as a few of the early sites begin to slow pay and no pay their customers.
While it is nearly impossible to escape the DraftKings and FanDuel ads that have proliferated our television screens of late, the sad reality is that some folks wrongly believe the industry is safe.
The leading white label software provider for Daily Fantasy Sports operators has just announced its inaugural $150,000 online Fantasy Football Championship for 2015.
Gambling911.com is receiving reports that another Daily Fantasy Sports site, Swagger Stadium, is having difficulty paying customers while support is nonexistent.
G911 and sister site DFS911.com has previously reported on the closure of SideLeague.com and the slow pay issues at Draftster.com.
FanDuel, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports site, began airing ads on CNN Wednesday for the first time, our sister site DFS911.com reports.
The FanDuel ad claims players can win $1 million with just a $5 entry. The firm received $250 million in fresh investment money earlier in the month and planned to use these funds for contests and marketing.
When it comes to gambling, if you possessed the ability to read a dealer’s mind or see through a deck of cards—would you use the power to win big?