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Fantasy Sports Industry News
Fantasy Sports Industry News
LEEDS, England -- Wagering on fantasy sports isn't becoming a big thing just in the United States.
It's also getting huge internationally, especially in Europe.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of fantasy sports is that it's tailored to the local market and the local sports culture.
In the USA, fantasy sports thrive on football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
In Europe, it's all about soccer.
The world leader in daily fantasy sports, FanDuel.com, announced this week it has purchased the naming rights to none other than Floyd Mayweather’s trunks. He will have them on full display during his highly anticipated May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao.
As part of the deal FanDuel will award six tickets to the welterweight fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Associated Press Sports Editors group Friday on a number of topics, including daily fantasy sports and the role gambling may play in the National Football League (NFL).
In particular, Goodell referenced a number of sponsorship deals between individual NFL franchises (and other professional sports teams) with daily fantasy companies the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel.
From the Canadian Press:
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that publisher Chris Costigan of the leading gambling news site Gambling911.com will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo
(www.fantasysportsexpo.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
NEW YORK — (Associated Press) - Nearly half of the teams in the NFL have signed sponsorship deals with FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports website.
The announcement of 15 football teams on Wednesday adds to the roster of professional sports sponsorships for FanDuel. It already had a deal with the NBA, which received an ownership stake in the company, and seven pro basketball teams. Major League Baseball and the NHL have deals with a competitor, DraftKings.
Long established in the world of season-long fantasy sports, Yahoo! CEO Melissa Mayer announced this week that the multinational Internet corporation and search engine powerhouse will be entering the real money daily fantasy sports market this summer.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- In 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), crippling online wagering by making it illegal to use financial instruments such as credit cards to fund Internet betting.
The inventor of the world's first live in-game sports betting system for Las Vegas casinos has now invented the world's first live in-game system for sports fantasy, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report.
Barry Mindes, an 83-year-old engineer from New York who now lives in South Florida, created the SportsXaction betting system in the mid-1990s.
SportsXacton, which debuted at the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas, allowed bettors to wager on every pitch of a baseball game while the game was in progress.
Gauatemala City-based FantasyGol announced on Wednesday the launch of its new pay-to-play real money English Premier League fantasy contests platform they hope will take the industry by storm.
This past fall FantasyGol teamed up with Rochester, New York-based Flower City Gaming, the operators behind Star Fantasy Leagues, in an effort to provide the ultimate daily and weekly fantasy sports experience.
Daily fantasy sports for video games, also known as eSports, is increasing in popularity even more so than the traditional (if you can call it that) daily fantasy sports sector. And a little known company just months ago, Vulcan, is leading the way.
The firm has secured investment funding to the tune of $12 million.
Louisiana has become the latest state to consider a measure fully legalizing daily fantasy sports for real money.
While not explicitly illegal in Louisiana, State Representative Joseph Lopinto wants his bill to clarify that daily fantasy sports is not gambling.
“We’re not betting on the outcome of a game or a point spread. Fantasy football is a game of skill,” Lopinto said.
It may be one of the worst kept secrets that online poker sites in recent months have been looking to expand their product base by offering daily fantasy sports contests.
Hence, it shouldn’t come as a shock that PokerStars, the world’s largest real money Web card room, has announced its plans to begin offering daily fantasy sports by the start of the 2015 NFL season.
The State of Indiana is dealing with plenty of issues these days, but two things it won't be dealing with any time soon are sports betting and fantasy sports wagering at the state's casinos.
The first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo has an entire industry excited. Hundreds of company executives, investors, attorneys and players will be congregating in sunny South Beach this August 6-7 to take part in this event.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There's an explosion of fantasy sports leagues in the USA right now, and with that explosion comes the need to track the trends that fuel it.
That's where Eilers Research, LLC comes in. (They will be appearing at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach this August 6-7, 2015.)
The first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach is shaping up for quite an impressive debut.
Marc Lesnick, the conference organizer and someone who has regularly put on top trade shows in the world of online gambling and i-Dating, tells Gambling911.com the initial response for this event has been unprecedented.
“We are getting new inquiries to speak on a daily basis,” Lesnick revealed.
Rumors have been circulating that ESPN and its parent company Disney may be looking to back one of the largest daily fantasy sports sites Draftkings. The odds of this happening: Not likely.
While most daily fantasy sports websites are shunning March Madness the way Major League Baseball shuns Pete Rose, one fantasy site sees the NCAA's annual, 68-team, basketball free-for-all as too good an opportunity to ignore.
Tradesports (www.tradesports.com) will be offering contests for the tournament, but with a twist.
You don't put your money on players, you put it on props (short for propositions).
WAYZATA, Minn. -- When the annual college basketball tournament known as March Madness gets underway in a few days, most Internet-based fantasy sports leagues won't be involved, for various reasons.
But one start-up fantasy sports league, based in this Minneapolis suburb and called Swagger Stadium (www.swaggerstadium.com), wouldn't think of ignoring America's second-biggest sporting event (after the Super Bowl).
If you are like many readers of the Gambling911.com website and DFS911.com (coming soon), you might be asking yourself: “How can I make money playing daily fantasy sports”?
Well, it’s easier than you might think and doesn’t necessarily incorporate a whole lot of time provided you know where to gather the right information.
DES MOINES (Associated Press) — The Senate has passed a bill that would allow a person in Iowa to win money in fantasy sports contests.
The Senate voted 32-16 to approve the bill Thursday. It now heads to the House, where lawmakers are considering a similar bill.
For the second time this year, fantasy sports leagues will be shut out of the action for a major sporting event.
Last month, none of the leagues weren't able to hold daily fantasy contests for the Super Bowl because Federal law bans fantasy play based on a single game.
This month, most fantasy sports leagues won't be holding any contests in connection with March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, because most leagues don't get involved with any college sports.
As reported on the Gambling911.com website and elsewhere, one of the world’s largest daily fantasy websites DraftKings is now the subject of a class action lawsuit claiming false advertising. But the Boston-based company may have an ace up their sleeve according to the legal firm JD Supra.
Existing operators and those looking to enter the lucrative new industry of daily fantasy sports will be happy to know that software providers and white labels plan to show up in force this August in Miami Beach for the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo (DFSE).
The most visible of these providers is going to be BetConstruct. They have secured both the gold and lanyard sponsorships at DFSE.
Ticonderoga Ventures Inc. has announced that long time Microsoft Bing Webmaster Outreach Manager Duane Forrester will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach August 6-7.
Just how pivotal is Forrester: Last year he was awarded Top Search Personality at the US Search Awards.
$1 Million Endorsement Deal is on the Table
VANCOUVER -- Only time will tell which of the many fantasy sports leagues popping up all over North America are destined to survive.
But if marketing savvy is any indication of future success, one new league looks like it has hit a home run (or in this case, scored a touchdown).
The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) recently unveiled the Fantasy Sports Freedom initiative with the goal of promoting legalization of fantasy sports in all 50 states.
Right now five states – Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington – clearly bar pay-related fantasy sports operations. Some daily fantasy sports sites have also steered clear of states where contests paying cash prizes fall into a grey area.
Vancouver-based ProDraftLeague.com hopes to make the big leagues, having just raised over a million in funding since January and doubling their business from roughly 5000 customers to 10000 customers since the start of the year.
FanDuel.com, one of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites, is looking to raise another $100 million over the next few months in order to reach a $1 billion valuation.
NEW YORK -- Your state lottery never pays you to try out one of its new scratch-off tickets.
And your local casino never hands you free cash to sit down at the poker table with.
And most certainly your local neighborhood bookie never calls you up and tells you he's going to start paying you to make bets with him on sporting events.
But when it comes to the crowded and cut-throat world of fantasy sports, anything you can do to rise above the din and garner attention is a plus.
Even if it means doling out free cash!
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