Among those charged are three Australians, including Melbourne-based executive Jason O'Connor
Fantasy Sports Industry News
Fantasy Sports Industry News
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.
One of the behemoths in Daily Fantasy Sports, DraftKings.com, has decided to team up with one of poker’s most colorful characters, Dan Bilzerian.
In a press release issued Monday morning, one of the world’s leading Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings, announced it had obtained a gaming license in the United Kingdom and plans to go live by the 4th quarter of this year.
Amaya Gaming announced Friday morning it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Daily Fantasy Sports site Victiv.com, a company that itself was founded by former poker players.
CBS Sportsline introduced its Daily Fantasy Sports platform this past week with a rake free concept that is sure to give industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel and run for their money.
CBS’ DFS Director Grant Griffin tweeted this week that they were not planning on featuring rake any time soon although many believe the new NFL season will require the media conglomerate to change its model.
Day 2 of the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach takes place Friday with speakers that include the likes of DraftKings, Forbes, CBS Sports and many more. Gambling911.com founder Chris Costigan will host the final round table panel.
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.
(Reuters) Mike Petta played Internet poker until 2011, when most U.S. poker websites were shut down. Last year, the 31-year-old father of two quit his job as an accountant to play fantasy sports full time, spending thousands of dollars a night entering fantasy sports contests. Now, the gambling industry wants him back.
(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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Leading Daily Fantasy Sports sites Draftkings and FanDuel are prepared to dole out billions in prize money this year.
The news comes as DraftKings announced it had secured another $300 million in funding on Monday.
FastFantasy.com is a soon-to-launch Daily Fantasy Sports site captained by long time friend of the Gambling911.com website, Joe Brennan, Jr.
It’s our home stomping ground and nobody knows better the top hot spots for those attending the upcoming Daily Fantasy Sports Expo than Gambling911.com.
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.
A start-up in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports with a cool sounding name, Boom Shakalaka, hopes to capitalize on a concept that now accounts for over half the amount of volume at some online sportsbooks.
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.
In conjunction with your sister site DFS911.com, Gambling911.com is working to create the most authoritative, comprehensive and updated Daily Fantasy Sports review section for potential investors and venture capitalists along with would be business men and women hoping to dive feet first into this highly competitive industry.
One of the earliest investors on the Daily Fantasy Sports scene - a man who pumped money into what would eventually become the 3rd largest DFS site DraftDay - says he’s been approached by no fewer than two dozen would be Daily Fantasy site operators.
“It’s my opinion that they will all fail,” says Ezra Galton, Senior Associate at Chicago Ventures.
Gambilng911.com has your Draft Ops review for those looking to potentially invest in the fast growing Daily Fantasy Sports sector or simply searching for an alternative to DraftKings or FanDuel.
This is a company that seems to have some serious ambitions after entering into a critical deal with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in recent weeks. They had previously signed a deal with Bellator, the Mixed Martial product.
Chris Brammer of England has won the Event #45 of the 2017 World Series of Poker, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. He takes home $527,555, besting a field of 505.