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Fantasy Sports Industry News
Fantasy Sports Industry News
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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.”
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.
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.
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.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Two of the biggest names in eSports Fantasy Sports – Vulcun and AlphaDraft – have now confirmed they will be speaking at next month’s Daily Fantasy Sports Expo (DFSE) in Miami Beach (August 6-7).
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - Jeffrey Koors, Manager of Project Management for Fantasy Products at CBS Sports will speak on project management as it applies to Daily Fantasy Sports affiliate programs. The session will be at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, taking place Aug 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) – DraftKings.com, the Boston-based Daily Fantasy Sports company considered second largest in the world, has entered into a lucrative marketing deal with ESPN, however, that sports channel’s parent company, Disney, has opted not to invest in the company.
Referring to itself as the “next generation gaming with more transparency, more controls, and more ways to monetize your fantasy sports experience than ever before,” a new Daily Fantasy Sports site BukBuk.com is set to debut August 1, 2015. BukBuk.com will also be giving away $250,000 to coincide with its launch.
Bukbuk says it has pre-registered in excess of 15,000 active daily fantasy players to assist in beta testing the system.
Speaking to SBC News Sam Cooke on Monday, Rahul Sood, co-founder of eSports online gambling site Unikrn, revealed his firm is about to receive another round of secured funding.
With the launch of Atlanta-based SidePrize last week, there is now a way for players to enjoy both worlds of Fantasy Sports: Traditional and Daily.
(Gambling911.com Fantasy Sports Wire) - An interesting dilemma has arisen with news that Daily Fantasy Sports powerhouse DraftKings recently submitted an application with the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Their intent was not immediately known but the presumption is that DraftKings will one day like to be regulated in the United Kingdom. After all, rival FanDuel.com was actually founded in the UK.
But this is an industry that is working hard to present itself as providing an activity not deemed to be gambling.
(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - Gambling911.com and sister site DFS911.com are always on the lookout for the best in Daily and Weekly Fantasy contests. DraftKings.com has its head-to-head Soccer contests that pay out $10,600.
(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - Joining the likes of CBS Sports, AlphaDraft, Vulcun, Shamrock Investments, FanWars and more, Gambling911.com can reveal that Forbes will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach this coming August 6-7.
(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - DraftKings.com has announced that the PGA Millionaire Maker for the US Open is now sold out. With a small number of satellites still going, DraftKings was allowing tickets to be converted to DK dollars or an entry into the British Open Millionaire Maker on July 16, 2015. The British Open is commonly referred to as just The Open. It is one of the most wagered on events in the UK.
Contest details appear below. Drafting for this event was not yet available on June 17.
Gambling911.com has been reviewing a number of Fantasy Golf sites to determine which is the best for winning real cash. It becomes pretty obvious when looking at the contest offerings across the Net.
DraftKings.com clearly has some of the biggest real cash prizes. The problem with a mega site the likes of DraftKings is the number of entrants.
(G911 Fantasy Sports News Wire) - DraftKings Playbook Media arm has gone from just two employees to a staff of 25. BetaBoston.com writes:
It now churns out a steady stream of online posts offering the kind of fantasy advice that DraftKings users have traditionally sought from the likes of ESPN and Rotoworld.
(G911 News Wire) - DraftDay.com, the third largest Daily Fantasy Sports site, but by a rather large margin, has been sold to Random Outcome USA, a newly formed subsidiary of Sportech. MGT will sell all of its Daily Fantasy Sports ventures as part of the deal, reported to be worth $7 million, $4 million of which will be in cash. MGT will retain an equity interest in the new company as well. This includes common stock and warrants.
DraftKings isn’t the only Daily Fantasy Sports site offering top cash prizes this summer. Mid-tier DFS site FantasyAces.com has its World Baseball Championship, promising $250,000 in prize money including a $100,000 first place prize and $50,000.00 awarded to second place. FantasyAces.com just took part in a reverse merger with Vancouver-based DraftTeam.com, so it appears as if they are in for the long haul and have some capital behind them. Gambling911.c
One of the world’s biggest Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings.com, will be offering the chance to win a cool million with this week’s US Open and its Golf Millionaire Maker contest.
Gambling911.com has confirmed that CBS Sports, one of the leaders in season long Fantasy Sports, will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach June 7-8. More details were forthcoming.
Gambling911.com takes a look at some of the best Daily Fantasy Sports Golf contests being offered across the Net.
The $75K US Open Golf Contest at Victiv.com offers a $14000 grand prize, $8400 for 2nd and $5240 for 3rd.
This is a 156 player event. It is a 156 player “you win and you’re in” contest from the folks in Austin, Texas who run Victiv.com, a mid-tier Daily Fantasy Sports site.
Nine-month qualifiers were being offered leading up to the $75K US Open Golf Contest.
League of Legends LoL Master Series betting odds were being offered by a handful of established online gambling ventures including William Hill, Pinnacle Sports and Bet365. Sorry, US players not accepted at this time.
The eSports fan based was recently projected to top that of the NFL by 2017, this is being propelled heavily by League of Legends.
DENVER – (Associated Press) - Organizers of the Fantasy Sports Combine are going ahead with plans for their inaugural event in Las Vegas next month in contrast to the Tony Romo-led Fantasy Football Convention that was scuttled after the NFL reiterated its policy banning active players from making promotional appearances at casinos.
The Fantasy Football Convention was slated to have more than 100 NFL players participating in autograph sessions, photo ops and fantasy-related events.
TORONTO - Gaming Nation Inc. (formerly Oceanside Capital Corp. TSXV: OCC) (the "Company" or "Gaming Nation") (TSXV: FAN) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced reverse takeover transaction with Gaming Nation Acquisition Corp. ("GNAC") and has today purchased, directly and indirectly, all of the shares of 5050 Central Ltd. and its subsidiary 5050 Central-Delaware Inc., Fantasy Feud Inc., Guru Fantasy Reports, Inc. and Stevo Design, Inc.
It was revealed on Monday that Vancouver-based DraftTeam and California-based FantasyAces.com have entered into a “reverse merger” deal whereby the later company will retain its executives and employees to run the newly created Daily Fantasy venture. It will trade on the Vancouver Stock Exchange.
Following news Monday that an NFL Fantasy Sports themed expo had been cancelled due to the league’s policy prohibiting players from holding events in casinos, event organizer Tony Romo took to the airwaves Tuesday morning to express his disgust.
A co-founder in the eSports Daily Fantasy website AlphaDraft.com says that Twitch has played a significant role in getting his company off the ground and running.
Speaking before the Pan American Conference event for horse racing, former NBA Commissioner David Stern suggested that Thoroughbred racing should start to embrace Daily Fantasy Sports.
“Fantasy is another way to get people interested in your sport and you can go one better than fantasy because with Thoroughbred racing they can make a legal wager anytime they want. Fantasy has demonstrated what we already knew: Americans love to gamble.”
Legislators are expected to pass, or kill, dozens of measures dealing with everything from abortion to gambling and the environment.