Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

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

Breaking News: Vulcun, AlphaDraft eSports Fantasy Sites Confirmed for DFSE

(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).

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/09/2015

Six Reps From CBS Sports Fantasy on Hand at Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

(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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/09/2015

Forbes: Why Daily Fantasy Sports is Taking Over

Forbes.com on Wednesday featured a piece on why Daily Fantasy Sports is taking over, and it sure seems that way.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/08/2015

DraftKings Loses Disney: Looking to Raise Another $250 Million

(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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/26/2015

BukBuk.com Next Generation Daily Fantasy Site to Debut August 1: $250K Giveaway

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2015

eSports Online Gambling Site Unikrn About to Close on ‘Major’ 2nd Round of Funding

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2015

SidePrize.com The Answer to Both Traditional and Daily Fantasy Linkage

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Businesses Must Be Classified as Gambling Sites in UK

(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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/19/2015

DraftKings.com Fantasy Soccer Contests Pay Out $10,000: High Rollers Delight

(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.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/18/2015

Forbes is Speaking at the First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

(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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/18/2015

DraftKings British Open Millionaire Maker Announced as US Open Contest Sold Out

(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.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/17/2015

What is the Best Fantasy Golf Site for Real Cash?

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/16/2015

DraftKings Expanding Into Sports Media With Playbook Hires

(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.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2015

Sportech to Take Over DraftDay.com in $7 Million Deal

(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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2015

FantasyAces World Baseball Championship Promises $250K, $100K First Prize

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

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/14/2015

DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker to Make One Person a Millionaire This Week

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.

BetOnline

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/13/2015

Breaking News: CBS Sports to Attend Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

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.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/11/2015

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