Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

DraftKings Teams Up With Bad Boy Dan Bilzerian: Let Them Eat Unicorn Cake

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. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2015

Real Time Fantasy Sports Imminent Claims ESPN

ESPN.com this week reveals that real time fantasy sports isn’t just a fantasy, it’s imminent.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/19/2015

DraftKings Obtains UK Gaming License: Appoints Former Bwin.Party Exec as CIO

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.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/17/2015

PokerStars Parent Company Amaya Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Site Victiv

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/13/2015

Can Rake Free Work in Daily Fantasy Sports? CBS Sportsline Thinks So

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/08/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Expo Day Two Agenda Features Forbes, Fox Sports, DraftKings

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.

BetOnline

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/06/2015

First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo Forecast – Sunny, Hot and Lots of Dollar Signs

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.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/05/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Land in Gambling Industry Crosshairs

(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.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/04/2015

Foxwoods May be Exploring Daily Fantasy Sports

(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. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/30/2015

Ifrah, Brennan to Discuss Regulating DFS Sector as Nevada Prepares to Take Action

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.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/28/2015

CNBC: Growth of Daily Fantasy Sports Exploding

(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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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/28/2015

DraftKings, FanDuel to Reward Billions in Contest Prize Money in 2015

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. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/27/2015

Sportsbook.ag Enters Daily Fantasy Sports Space

Sportsbook.ag, the largest North American facing online sportsbook in terms of volume of customers, has entered the Daily Fantasy Sports market.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/26/2015

FastFantasy.com Review Added to DFS911.com: CEO to Speak at DFSE

FastFantasy.com is a soon-to-launch Daily Fantasy Sports site captained by long time friend of the Gambling911.com website, Joe Brennan, Jr.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/25/2015

The Ultimate Miami Hot Spots Guide for Daily Fantasy Sports Expo 2015

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.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/25/2015

Fanwars CEO to speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach

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. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Jul/23/2015

Live In-Play Betting Concept Coming to Daily Fantasy Via Boom Shakalaka

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/22/2015

Unibet to Attend First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo: Will Other Euros Follow?

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/20/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites: What Investors and Venture Capitalists Need to Know

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.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/17/2015

Most Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Will Fail, Says Early Industry Investor

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.

Why?

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/16/2015

Draft Ops Review: Daily Fantasy Sports Site Makes Deal With Barclays Center

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/15/2015

Fox Sports, Fantasy Sports Network to Speak at Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

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.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jul/14/2015

Draftster Review –Daily Fantasy Sports Site Appears to be on Downward Spiral

Gambling911.com, covering the Daily Fantasy Sports sector along with its sister site DFS.com, offers its review of Draftster.com for those looking to potentially invest in this fast growing sector as well as those looking for an alternative to DraftKings or FanDuel.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/14/2015

AlphaStreak Review: Can We Trust This Daily Fantasy Sports Turnkey Solution?

If you are looking for information on AlphaStreak “The Game Plan”, a new Daily Fantasy Sports turnkey solution, be sure to check out the latest updates at Gambling911.com sister site DFS911.com (Review Section coming soon).

The good news: AlphaStreak is a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2015

FanDuel to Announce it has Raised Another $275 Million

FanDuel, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports site, was set to announce it has raised $275 million in a new round of financing, bringing its total haul from investors to $360 million.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2015

How Is PlayDraft.com – Daily Fantasy Sports Review

If you are looking for information on PlayDraft.com and its position in the fast growing world of Daily Fantasy Sports, Gambling911.com has your review below.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jul/14/2015

DraftKings Embraces Yahoo Entry Into Daily Fantasy Sports

Yahoo’s announced entry into Daily Fantasy Sports last week doesn’t scare industry start-up DraftKings, unless CEO Jason Robins is just putting up a good front.

“We think it’s tremendous for the industry that such a renowned digital company like Yahoo is choosing to join our space, and it serves as further proof of the popularity of daily fantasy sports.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/13/2015

Havas Edge Loses DraftKings as Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Spend Six Times More

Out with the old and in with the new as ad agency Havas Edge will no longer be handling the spend for Daily Fantasy Sports juggernaut DraftKings.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/13/2015

Twitter Universe Reacts to DraftKings Decision to Allow Automated Software

The reaction to Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings decision to allow high-volute players to utilize automated software tools had elicited quite a bit of discourse from Gambling911.com Twitter followers Friday.

A quick recap:

DraftKings has changed its policy as to now allow these high-volume multi-entry players the use of automated software tools.  This allows said players – a minority on the site who tend to rake in the most cash – to enjoy a decisive edge when it comes to last minute roster changes and adverse weather situations.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/10/2015

Yahoo Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Site: Will Take on DraftKings, FanDuel

Yahoo, long a leader in the season-long Fantasy Sports space, began offering Daily Fantasy Sports contests effective Wednesday (July 9, 2015).  Yahoo has now positioned itself to compete with DFS juggernauts DraftKings and FanDuel.com, both of which have partnered with professional sports leagues and franchises. 

Yahoo will first offer Major League Baseball Daily Fantasy contests then will expand into other sports such as the NFL.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/09/2015

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