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Fantasy sports dies after last second fillibuster

Fantasy sports legalization fails to get a final vote after a last second filibuster on the Senate floor from the same legislator who brought an ultimately doomed sports betting bill. Fairness for Fantasy Sports spokesperson Ryan Berni says it’s a travesty that one legislator would seek retribution for his failed legislation by snubbing over 60 percent of voters that approved fantasy sports last year.

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6/15/2019

article Gaming commission advances without fantasy sports regulation
(North Carolina) -- A measure creating a new state commission to oversee the state lottery, bingo and raffles and boxing in North Carolina has now cleared a House...

6/13/2019

article Gaming commission advances without fantasy sports regulation
(North Carolina) -- A measure creating a new state commission to oversee the state lottery, bingo and raffles and boxing in North Carolina has now cleared a House...

6/9/2019

article Louisiana fantasy sports betting rules fail to win passage
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters agreed to legalize fantasy sports betting in three-quarters of the state's parishes months ago. But they won't actually get to...

6/7/2019

article Fantasy sports dies after last second fillibuster
(Louisiana) -- Fantasy sports legalization fails to get a final vote after a last second filibuster on the Senate floor from the same legislator who brought an...

6/6/2019

article North Carolina says no to fantasy sports
(North Carolina) -- The Tar Heel State has decided that daily fantasy sports (DFS) isn’t enough of an attraction to warrant legalization. Yesterday, North Carolina (NC)...

6/4/2019

article Louisiana fantasy sports betting rules could be derailed
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters agreed in November to legalize online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes in 47 parishes. But it’s unclear if lawmakers will approve...
article Louisiana fantasy sports could be derailed by push to piggyback sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Setting up the legal framework for fantasy sports had been a pretty easy ride through the Legislature. But the last-minute attachment of language to also...
article State senate approves tax for online fantasy sports betting
(Louisiana) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved a 15.5 percent tax on online fantasy sports betting along with an amendment that represented a last-ditch effort to keep...

5/28/2019

article Ala. Senate passes bill legalizing fantasy sports, ups tax
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Senate has passed legislation legalizing online fantasy sports contests. Former Attorney General Luther Strange shut down fantasy sports...

5/25/2019

article Is fantasy sports betting finally coming to Louisiana?
(Louisiana) -- A bill to legalize fantasy sports betting has passed the House and is headed to the Senate. Newell talks to State Representative Kirk Talbot about what...
article Our Views: Louisiana lawmakers are still too low on taxes for fantasy sports' national companies
(Louisiana) -- The Legislature is moving in the right direction, though not far enough, on tax rates for a new form of gaming that does not employ many, if any,...
article Fantasy sports betting bill stalls in Alabama Senate
(Alabama) -- A Fayette lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would allow Alabamians to wager on fantasy sports. House Bill 361, sponsored by Rep. Kyle South, would allow...

5/24/2019

article Fantasy sports bill stalls in Senate
(Alabama) -- A bill that would allow Alabamians to wager on fantasy sports stalled in the Senate Thursday but is expected to be brought back to the floor after the...

5/23/2019

article FanDuel Group Partners with fuboTV
(New York) -- The sports gambling landscape is changing daily, and a sports-centric streaming service and a leader in the sports betting industry are placing a big bet...
article Fantasy sports betting, tax takes shape in Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a regulatory framework and tax rate for online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, games that were...
article Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill Passes Louisiana House Committee
(Louisiana) -- As many states are in favor of sports betting, an equal number are against. Take Louisiana. The House Committee just passed a fantasy sports restriction...
article Fantasy Sports Bill in North Carolina Clears First House Vote
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s House moves the state’s daily fantasy sports bill out of committee, giving the bill a chance for passage this session....
article Is DFS under threat?
(USA) -- You’ve just bought a Ferrari. The engine roars as you race past traffic like it’s not even there. But, as you cruise down the freeway, you notice an...

5/22/2019

article Fantasy sports regulation advances in North Carolina House
(North Carolina) -- A repeat effort to regulate popular fantasy sports games in North Carolina advanced through a House panel on Wednesday, two years after a similar...

5/21/2019

article Bill to restrict where you can play fantasy sports heads to House floor
(Louisiana) -- The online fantasy sports regulatory bill leaves the committee with an amendment that stipulates you can only play if you’re at card checking over-...
article Does Your Vote Actually Count in Louisiana?
(Louisiana) -- Once upon a time, I truly believed that my vote mattered. I truly believed that I could make a difference. But, here lately, my faith in the system has...
article Louisiana House Committee Passes Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana House Committee has passed the fantasy sports restriction bill. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. The bill leaves...

5/20/2019

article Louisiana Lawmakers Ignore Voters on Fantasy Sports
(Louisiana) -- Technically, your Fantasy Football habit is STILL illegal in Louisiana. Even though 47 Parishes across the state voted to legalize Fantasy Sports, the...

5/19/2019

article PA nets $3.4m in taxes from first year of fantasy regulation
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed that the state has generated tax revenue of $3.4m (£2.7m/€3.0m) from its first...

5/18/2019

article Bill to restrict where residents can bet on fantasy sports passes committee
(Louisiana) -- A bill to regulate where Louisiana residents can place wagers on online fantasy sports sites like Draft Kings and FanDuel is headed to the House floor....

5/3/2019

article Texas Legislature Moves to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports
(Texas) -- Texas has never been particularly fond of gambling and betting, but it looks like The Lone Star State is beginning to change its stance. On Wednesday, May 1,...

5/1/2019

article Texas House moves to legalize daily fantasy sports betting
(Texas) -- The Texas House gave initial approval 116-27 Wednesday to a bill to fully legalize daily fantasy sports, calling it as a game of skill rather than a game of...
article Texas House passes bill defining fantasy sports as legal game of skill
(Texas) -- The Texas House gave an initial stamp of approval Wednesday to a bill that would classify fantasy sports as games of skill, not of chance, that are therefore...

4/28/2019

article Playing the game? Texas House to hear bill on fantasy sports
(Texas) -- Is it a game of skill or a game of chance? The Texas House will be asking that question and many more this week as it considers House Bill 2303, legislation...

4/26/2019

article Texas House considering fantasy sports betting
(Texas) -- The Texas House of Representatives will consider a bill to make fantasy sports betting legal in the state Monday. House Bill 2303 is authored by...

4/20/2019

article Our Views: Voters OK fantasy sports, but we ought to tax them fairly
(Louisiana) -- Two approaches to legalized gambling are cheek-by-jowl on the Gulf Coast. In Mississippi, casinos have been left to the marketplace, and in Louisiana,...
article Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds fake press conference, announces partnership with DFS company
(Las Vegas) -- Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. has joined with Daily Number, a daily fantasy sports app, in an exclusive partnership as announced in a video on social...

4/13/2019

article Despite initial success, fantasy gaming may need a new strategy
(India) -- There is an hour to go for the Indian Premier League cricket match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Manya Pilani, 21, is bustling about...

4/8/2019

article Fantasy Sports: Game of Skills or Game of Chance?
(Internet) -- The idea of fantasy sports has been there since the 1950s. Fantasy sports are basically groups where people create imaginary teams made up of professional...

4/7/2019

article While most Louisiana voters endorsed online sports fantasy games, lawmakers have to agree on rules
(Louisiana) -- In November, voters in nearly three out of four parishes in Louisiana voted to legalize online sports fantasy games for cash prizes. Now comes the all-...

4/5/2019

article What Makes Fantasy League So Different from Sports Betting?
(Internet) -- Fantasy Leagues have been proliferating since the past few years. There used to be times when only a few significant players existed in the world of...

4/1/2019

article Bet Construct unveils new US fantasy sports venture
(USA) -- iGaming solutions provider Bet Construct has agreed to launch a new premium fantasy sports experience in the US, through a partnership with Atlantis Gaming...
article BetConstruct partners Atlantis for new fantasy sports launch
(USA) -- Gaming solutions provider BetConstruct has partnered Atlantis Gaming Corporation to launch a new fantasy sports platform for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

3/28/2019

article Gloves Off As DraftKings, William Hill US CEOs Engage In Verbal Spat At Sports Betting Conference
(Maryland) -- The nascent US sports betting industry has mostly been a civil affair in public among gambling operators over the first year of its expansion outside of...

3/25/2019

article Who supports daily fantasy sports? It’s anybody’s bet
(Texas) -- Cue the Broadway cast recording of Hamilton. At the Texas Capitol, it’s “The World Turned Upside Down” in terms of figuring out Republican...

3/19/2019

article I Won $200,000 From DraftKings And This Is My Story
(New York) -- Every week during the NFL season myself, Ryan Kramer and Christian Pina give out our lineups for DraftKing’s Millionaire Maker, if you’re not...

3/16/2019

press release Pennsylvania fantasy contest revenue decreases in February
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the February Fantasy Contests Revenue Report. The report provides a breakdown on...

3/8/2019

article Blueberry basil and a bookmakers' typo: Behind the bet that shook up the competitive gelato world
(New York) -- Chris Calcano wasn't convinced the $56,000 credited to the FanDuel sports betting account he had opened earlier in the day was legitimate. If real, it...

2/25/2019

article Daily Fantasy Sports And Filing Taxes
(USA) -- Do you play daily fantasy sports? Do you need help figuring out how to file your winnings and losses for taxes on daily fantasy sports? Tax expert Brad...

2/7/2019

article There's a Fantasy Football Draft Cruise For All You Hardcore Players Out There
(New York) -- Have you ever thought that no vacation is complete without a little fantasy football? Me neither, but apparently, it's an option for all you hardcore...

2/5/2019

article FanDuel Suffers $5M Loss In Legal Super Bowl Wagers
(Las Vegas) -- FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports provider and bet taker site, said it lost $5 million on the Super Bowl on Sunday after taking some of New Jersey’s first...

2/2/2019

article New survey from Xavier University says fantasy leagues can lead to sports betting
(Ohio) -- During the regular season, hardcore football fans usually play in fantasy football leagues, but there's a new survey out from Xavier University about the...

1/30/2019

press release FanDuel plans US advertising push with Fresh8
(USA) -- Paddy Power Betfair's US subsidiary FanDuel has enlisted marketing automation platform provider Fresh8 to support its advertising efforts in the US. The...

1/29/2019

article Another Super Bowl Option Returns With FanDuel’s Big Game Bingo
(New York) -- Big Game Bingo is back at FanDuel right before the Super Bowl. A year after its free-to-play Super Bowl game proved popular among customers, FanDuel came...

1/10/2019

press release FanDuel hires former Bonacic chief-of-staff for government relations role
(New York) -- FanDuel Group has hired Andrew Winchell, the former chief of staff for New York senator John Bonacic, as its director of governmental affairs. In his new...

1/4/2019

article No Penalty: Fantasy Football Does Not Violate Players’ Right of Publicity
(New York) -- The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a right of publicity complaint, finding that the fantasy...

12/28/2018

article Players on FanDuel DFS Website Not Subject to Claims Under Illinois Gambling Loss Recovery Statute
(New York) -- Just over 30 states have statutes allowing persons who lose money as a result of their participation in unregulated or unlawful gambling to file suit and...

12/21/2018

article DraftKings Casino Plans To Make More Waves In NJ With Additional Games
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings proved it was much more than a daily fantasy sports service in August. Since launching its New Jersey online sports betting operation,...
article If DraftKings Owns It Is A Gambling Company, No Judgments Here
(New Jersey) -- Will DraftKings take some flack over the introduction of casino games to its NJ sports betting platform? Probably not. After all, the country’s...

12/20/2018

article FanDuel, DraftKings Set to Compete for the American Sports Gambler in 2019
(New York) -- Sitting on a beige bean bag in FanDuel’s New York headquarters, wearing the Silicon Valley standard quarter-zip and jeans, chief product officer Nik...

12/14/2018

article Professional Fighters League partners with DraftKings
(New York) -- The Professional Fighters League, a new MMA organization, announced a partnership with sports-betting and daily fantasy provider DraftKings on Friday. The...

12/1/2018

article Court Ends College Players’ Challenge to Fantasy Sports Games
(Indiana) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday declared college athletes’ lawsuit against fantasy sports websites FanDuel and DraftKings over because the Indiana...
article Fantasy Sports bills clear State House
(Michigan) -- Representative Brandt Iden of Oshtemo insists that laying down money on Fantasy Sports teams is not gambling. The Lame Duck House has approved two of his...
article State House passes fantasy sports gaming bills
(Michigan) -- The state house voted Thursday to legalize fantasy sports gaming in Michigan. The bills both legalize fantasy sports gaming and create a statutory...
article Plan to pair fantasy football with Georgia Lottery a scam, feds say
(Georgia) -- A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination. Two eager...

11/30/2018

article 7th Circuit: Fantasy sports right to publicity battle over
(Indiana) -- A civil suit brought by three former college football players against online fantasy-sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings has officially ended, the 7th...
article Case Closed: FanDuel And DraftKings Did Not Illegally Use Athlete Names And Images
(Indiana) -- First, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of DraftKings and FanDuel in a case that concerned whether they need to pay for use of players’ names...
article FanDuel, DraftKings Sidestep Challenge to Online Games
(Indiana) -- A challenge by former college football players to online fantasy-sports game sites FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. using their statistics and likenesses...
article Fantasy sports gambling may become legal in Michigan
(Michigan) -- The state house voted Thursday to legalize fantasy sports gambling in Michigan. The bills both legalize fantasy sports gaming and create a statutory...

11/28/2018

article Lawsuit says FanDuel and DraftKings are defying the law
(New York) -- The debate over whether interactive fantasy sports (IFS) is a form of gambling continues — especially in New York. Opponents want both companies to...

11/19/2018

article Report: NY ‘No Longer Has A Role In Regulating’ Fantasy Sports After Court Ruling
(New York) -- How about this for a plot twist for DraftKings and FanDuel: They are now operating without any sort of daily fantasy sports regulation in New York, the...
article Vontae Davis makes light of quitting on Bills in new FanDuel ad
(New York) -- At least Vontae Davis can laugh about quitting on the Buffalo Bills, even if his teammates and the team's fans don't find it so funny. The...

11/17/2018

article KSU study looks at link between fantasy sports, gambling
(Kansas) -- Does participation in pay-to-play fantasy sports lead sports fans who may not otherwise gamble to engage in sports betting and other online gambling...

11/13/2018

article Indiana Supreme Court Finds Fantasy Sports Statistics Newsworthy In Right of Publicity Claim
(Indiana) -- Plaintiff-Appellants Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner were collegiate student–athletes between 2014¬2016. Their on-field...
article Parishes turn fantasy sports into a reality
(Louisiana) -- Next time Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas goes off for 211 yards, it could win you some money. 47 parishes voted to legalize daily fantasy sports...

11/12/2018

article Will Louisiana treat daily fantasy sports like other gambling?
(Louisiana) -- Online fantasy sports betting is coming to 47 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. Now, there’s question of whether it will face the same restrictions...

11/11/2018

article Parishes turn fantasy sports into a reality
(Louisiana) -- Next time Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas goes off for 211 yards, it could win you some money. 47 parishes voted to legalize daily fantasy sports...

11/10/2018

article Fantasy sports passes overwhelmingly, but not in Central Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Louisianans voted Tuesday to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports contests in 47 out of 64 parishes. One of the outliers was Central Louisiana. Nearly half the...

11/7/2018

article FanDuel, DraftKings Spend Big To Win On Louisiana DFS, So Will Sports Betting Be Next?
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana ballot initiative to legalize daily fantasy sports (DFS) passed Tuesday in most parishes, thanks in part to a $1 million ad campaign by...
article New Orleans Legalizes Fantasy Sports Betting
(Louisiana) -- Good news for residents of the Bayou -- As of today, everyone in Louisiana is finally able to join the fun and start playing fantasy sports. Yesterday,...
article Online sports fantasy sweeps state, and may lift chances for sports wagering in 2019
(Louisiana) -- A $1 million campaign to make online sports fantasy games for cash prizes legal in Louisiana paid huge dividends Tuesday night when 47 of the state's...

11/6/2018

article Fantasy sports betting: How did New Orleans-area parishes vote
(Louisiana) -- New Orleans residents will be able to gamble on online fantasy sports contests after voters Tuesday (Nov. 6) approved a state law making such games legal...

11/3/2018

article Just fun or real danger? Voters to decide Louisiana's fantasy sports future at polls Tuesday
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana is all but certain Tuesday to become the 42nd state that allows residents to play online fantasy sports for cash prizes. The question is where...

11/1/2018

article Daily fantasy sports dealt New York blow
(New York) -- In New York, a senior judge has reportedly knocked down a 2016 state law that had permitted daily fantasy sports firms such as DraftKings Incorporated and...
article Voters to decide on fantasy sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters will decide parish-by-parish on Tuesday if they want to let fantasy sports fans compete for cash prizes. The vote, seen by some lawmakers...

10/30/2018

article New York State Supreme Court Rules DFS is Illegal Gambling
(New York) -- The future of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in New York State has been thrown into confusion with the wave of a gavel.
article Split ruling on fantasy sports sites
(New York) -- A state judge delivered a mixed message to New Yorkers who use daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel: Their hobby is unconstitutional. And...

10/29/2018

article Daily Fantasy Sports has murky future in New York after Judge rules it as a form of gambling
(New York) -- The future of Daily Fantasy Sports in New York is now in jeopardy after a state judge ruled that, constitutionally, the contests are a form of gambling....
article Judge's ruling leaves future of daily fantasy sports in N.Y. in doubt
(New York) -- A state judge Monday ruled that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling as defined by the constitution, and as such the Legislature did not...
article Judge: New York Daily Fantasy Sports Are Illegal Gambling; What’s Next For DraftKings, FanDuel?
(New York) -- The future of is suddenly in jeopardy in New York daily fantasy sports. The ruling by New York Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald W. Connolly holds that...
article N.Y. judge rules daily fantasy sports are gambling, in blow to DraftKings, FanDuel
(New York) -- A state judge in Albany dealt a blow to New York’s fantasy sports businesses on Friday by ruling their daily contests were a form of gambling that...
article NY judge declares fantasy-sports betting unconstitutional
(New York) -- Fantasy-sports betting faces an uncertain future in New York after a judge ruled that a law permitting the online contests violated the state constitution...
article Senator from Metairie voices support for fantasy sports betting ballot question
(Louisiana) -- A question on the Nov. 6 ballot could mean that some fantasy sports betting will be allowed in some parishes but not others. One state lawmaker said if...

10/27/2018

article A look at fantasy sports act on Nov. 6 ballot
(Louisiana) -- In previous editorials this month we offered the Council for a Better Louisiana's thoughts regarding each of the six proposed constitutional...

10/25/2018

article Major Ruling Favors DraftKings, FanDuel In Indiana Fantasy Sports Case On Player Rights
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion Wednesday favoring DraftKings and FanDuel in a potentially pivotal case about rights to player statistics and...

10/24/2018

article DraftKings, FanDuel Victory in Indiana Supreme Court Has Sports Betting Implications
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a decision in favor of DraftKings and FanDuel in a case brought by three former collegiate football players,...
article Indiana Supreme Court backs online fantasy sports companies in nationally watched case
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against three former college football players who said fantasy sports companies violated their right of...
article Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of FanDuel, DraftKings
(Indiana) -- Online fantasy sports providers FanDuel and DraftKings can use the names and statistics of college football players without consent and compensation because...
article Pennsylvania fantasy sports nets more than $2m for September
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has published its September Fantasy Sports Contests Revenue Report, showing DraftKings atop a nine-strong list of...

10/23/2018

article Fantasy sports betting is gambling, which means there are more losers than winners
(Louisiana) -- With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at $1.6 billion and the expected Powerball payout at $620 million, it’s hard to draw a crowd for a discussion...
article Voters will decide if fantasy sports betting should be OK'ed in some parishes
(Louisiana) -- Gamblers in some parishes could soon have another game of chance to play. An item on the Nov. 6 ballot asks voters to decide if fantasy sports betting...

10/22/2018

article Fantasy sports betting gets campaign push in Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Fantasy sports betting companies have launched a political advertising campaign to try to get daily online fantasy sports games legalized in Louisiana....

10/20/2018

article Pennsylvania fantasy sports revenue soars after NFL kick-off
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) show that fantasy sports contest revenue has more than doubled in September after the 2018-19...

10/16/2018

article FanDuel Creates Advocacy Group To Push For Louisiana DFS Ballot Measure
(Louisiana) -- A new advocacy group in Louisiana pushing to legalize daily fantasy sports appears to be backed solely by FanDuel, according to financial disclosure forms...

9/16/2018

article Wall Street pros develop fantasy NFL game that allows users to trade athletes like stocks
(New York) -- Two traders have developed a futures market to appeal to fantasy sports junkies and Wall Street lifers who want to bet on professional athletes. Founded by...

9/15/2018

article How DraftKings CEO sees the future of daily fantasy sports and esports betting
(USA) -- DraftKings CEO Jason Robins has been through a lot. He cofounded his daily fantasy sports company in 2012, and he had to pitch scores of venture capitalists...

9/8/2018

article Fantasy football is big business, but it is good for businesses?
(USA) -- As the NFL season kicks off this weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles begin a quest to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions in more than a decade, a...

9/4/2018

article FanDuel Sets New Tone With Fall Campaign
(New York) -- Coinciding with the start of the football season, fantasy sports game provider FanDuel is introducing a new omni-channel campaign focusing more on the new...

9/2/2018

article Buffalo Wild Wings has created a fantasy football game, and it reveals a previously impossible shift for the chain
(USA) -- Buffalo Wild Wings' latest plan to get customers in the door reveals a shift in strategy for the chain. On Wednesday, the chain announced it is partnering...

8/29/2018

article FanDuel, Minute Media Partner to Create Fan-Driven Fantasy, Betting Site
(Internet) -- FanDuel and Minute Media have teamed to create a new, fan-powered site dedicated to fantasy and sports betting information. The Duel largely will feature...

8/28/2018

article FanDuel Group is quick out of gates on gambling
(New York) -- FanDuel Group wasted little time taking advantage of the market created by the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting. The company was...
article FanDuel Returns To Texas Fantasy Sports Market After Two-Year Absence
(Texas) -- FanDuel has addressed one of the company’s biggest disadvantages in the ongoing battle against DraftKings by returning to the Texas daily fantasy sports...

8/27/2018

article DraftKings Thinks Sports Betting Will Eclipse DFS Revenue In 2-3 Years (And They’re Right)
(USA) -- Ferris Bueller once said how life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Flash back to three very...

8/26/2018

article Despite Saying Daily Fantasy Sports Dehumanize Players, NFL Star Richard Sherman Founds DFS Platform
(California) -- NFL star Richard Sherman hasn’t always been a fan of daily fantasy sports (DFS). Last October, the player made comments that the online gaming...

8/25/2018

article Richard Sherman is getting into the daily fantasy business
(California) -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has always been a proponent of professional athletes preparing for life after sports. On Thursday, he took...

8/23/2018

article DraftKings Brings Daily Fantasy College Football Back From The Dead
(New York) -- For many folks, the start of football season marks the start of daily fantasy sports season. The arrival of the NFL brings a huge influx of new and...
article DraftKings CEO: Gambling will be bigger for us than fantasy in 2-3 years
(Massachusetts) -- As a new NFL season approaches, daily fantasy sports (DFS) company DraftKings is gearing up for what CEO Jason Robins calls “our holiday season...
article FanDuel Rolls Out Innovations For Its Platform As Fantasy Football Season Arrives
(Las Vegas) -- FanDuel has made plenty of news in recent months with its newfound sports betting ambitions. The first FanDuel Sportsbook is already open in New Jersey,...

8/17/2018

article DFS Giant DraftKings Running $1 Million Free Sports Gambling Promo
(Internet) -- Upset you are not in one of the several new states offering sports betting? Draft Kings has a solution, at least for Week 1 of NFL action. The daily...

8/14/2018

article FanDuel’s founder didn’t make a dime when his company was acquired. Now he’s suing for millions.
(Scotland) -- Nigel Eccles created the fantasy sports site FanDuel back in 2009, and when it was acquired by European gambling company Paddy Power Betfair earlier this...

8/8/2018

article Fantasy sports scores, winning legalization and a tax break in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- A state legislative move this summer to permanently legalize daily fantasy sports also gave the industry a break on taxes, as lawmakers brushed aside...

8/3/2018

article Fantasy sports legalized but will remain untaxed
(Massachusetts) -- Fantasy sports fans can still wager on their favorite players and teams, but the state will be missing out on a piece of the action. Gov. Charlie...

8/2/2018

article DraftKings Sports Book Posts Lines For MLB Games, How Do They Stack Up?
(New Jersey) -- On Wednesday, daily fantasy sports powerhouse DraftKings became the first to roll out a mobile sports betting app in the New Jersey market. Currently,...

7/29/2018

article Budget rider makes fantasy sports permanently legal
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts residents who play daily fantasy sports can rest easy. The online contests are now permanently legal in the state. Language contained...

7/26/2018

article FanDuel to launch online casino & sports site
(New Jersey) -- There are some well-known names amongst the hordes of operators in the British Isles contending for a foothold in the new legal sportsbook scene in the...

7/24/2018

article Whole fantasy sports market size, share, development by 2025 available in new report
(Worldwide) -- This report studies the global Fantasy Sports market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research...

7/23/2018

article DraftKings CIO Jeffrey Haas Demands Social Gaming Regulation
(Amsterdam) -- DraftKings chief international officer Jeffrey Haas has called for the regulation of the social gaming industry because he believes social gamers should...

7/19/2018

article No Surprise Here: Fantasy Sports Revenue Is A Pittance Compared To Other Gambling Formats In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unveiled the revenue figures for the second month of regulated fantasy sports contests, and well, they’...
article Round Two in Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Goes To DraftKings
(Pennsylvania) -- DraftKings claimed a narrow victory over FanDuel in the second month of Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports contests. The DraftKings win reverses the...

7/14/2018

article FanDuel Sportsbook Launch Marks Another Legal Sports Betting Milestone
(New Jersey) -- The metamorphosis from daily fantasy to sports betting operator became complete on Saturday when the FanDuel Sportsbook launched at Meadowlands Racetrack...

7/11/2018

article Paddy Power Completes FanDuel Acquisition, Forms ‘FanDuel Group’
(New Jersey) -- Just in time for Saturday’s grand opening of sports wagering at The FanDuel Sportsbook at The Meadowlands in northern New Jersey, Paddy Power...
article FanDuel retail ready for go after PPB merger completes
(USA) -- Fanduel’s retail sports betting operations in the US are to launch within days after the firm sealed its merger with Paddy Power Betfair’s US...

7/8/2018

article How FanDuel founders and staff lost out to Wall Street
(UK) -- The Scottish fantasy sports site FanDuel was once valued at more than $1bn and feted as one of Britain’s hottest tech start-ups, but its founders and early...

7/3/2018

article Two storied franchises say betting will enhance experience
(Massachusetts) -- The New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox have combined for eight world championships since the turn of the century, and those have paid off in more...
article Documents Reveal FanDuel Founders, Most Employees Get $0 In Paddy Power Betfair Deal
(USA) -- The biggest losers in the acquisition of daily fantasy sports company FanDuel by Dublin-based bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair appear to be the company’s...
article FanDuel CEO Emerges As Leading Candidate For Top Spot At Paddy Power Betfair US
(USA) -- Last fall, FanDuel CEO Matt King was not even an executive with the company. Now, he’s poised to be at the forefront of the rollout of US sports betting,...
article FanDuel raised $25m to cover operating costs
(Scotland) -- FANDUEL, the Edinburgh-based fantasy sports specialist, has raised $25 million (£19m) of debt to fund its short-term operating costs while it awaits...

7/2/2018

article Fantasy sports businesses move to put odds in their favor
(USA) -- A court ruling enabling legal gambling nationwide has America's two major fantasy sports operations — DraftKings and FanDuel — moving to capture...
article DFS Revenue Plateaus, Legal Sports Betting Could Be Dampening Thrill of Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- The regulator reports that all DFS sites licensed in New York State, which includes all the major players in the industry, handled $3.2 billion in entry fees in...

7/1/2018

article New Official Data: Daily Fantasy Sports Generated $335 Million In Revenue In A Year
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry has not grown very much in the last year, generating $3.2 billion in entry fees and about $335 million in revenue in total....

6/30/2018

article Fantasy sports businesses move to put odds in their favor
(USA) -- The May 14 U.S. Supreme court ruling enabling legal gambling nationwide has America's two major fantasy sports operations — DraftKings and FanDuel...

6/29/2018

article How daily fantasy sites FanDuel and DraftKings are taking aim at the world of sports gambling
(New York) -- “Alexa, bet $50 on the Yankees.” In the not-too-distant future, sports fans will be able to tap their phones, click on their smart TVs or...

6/28/2018

article Can fantasy sites use athletes' identities without permission?
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday waded into whether fantasy sports sites can use a college athlete's likeness and statistics without his or her...
article Five takeaways from state Supreme Court hearing on fantasy sports, athlete compensation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on a case pitting fantasy sports companies against athletes who want compensation for the use of their...
article Supreme Court Weighs Whether Daily Fantasy Can Use Players’ Likenesses
(Indiana) -- Federal courts directed the Indiana Supreme Court to give guidance on this question – whether or not daily fantasy sports companies can use athletes...

6/27/2018

article FanDuel, DraftKings under microscope in state Supreme Court case being watched nationally
(Indiana) -- Former Indiana University football player Nick Stoner is among three plaintiffs in a case before the Indiana Supreme Court that is being watched nationally...

6/23/2018

article Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Generate $12.4 Million in Contest Fees During First Month
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports (DFS) has its first full month in the books, and it was a strong debut for the industry’s two major players.
article DraftKings Launches in Australia
(Australia) -- DraftKings has begun operations in many states in Australia. Founded in Boston in 2012, the company helped to launch the beginning of fantasy sports...

6/21/2018

article FanDuel and DraftKings lead Pennsylvania's regulated DFS market (sub req)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that newly regulated fantasy sports contests generated total fees of $12.43m from the state's...
article Pennsylvania fantasy sports sees $12.4M in entry fees in May
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators say online fantasy sports players paid $12.4 million in entry fees to participate in the first month of game-playing being...
article DraftKings Signs Sports Betting Deal with Kambi Group
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings will shortly make the leap into legal and licensed sports betting in New Jersey with the help of the Kambi Group. A...

6/20/2018

article DraftKings Signs Sports Betting Tech Deal With Kambi Group; Launch ‘Imminent’ In NJ
(USA) -- We finally have a better idea of how a DraftKings sportsbook is going to happen in the US. Kambi Group announced on Wednesday that it had entered into a “...
article Kambi Group inks sportsbook deal with DraftKings
(USA) -- Daily fantasy sports contest provider, DraftKings, has entered into a multi-year sportsbook agreement with iGaming innovator, Kambi Group plc (KAMBI:FN...

6/11/2018

article Scoop: DraftKings raising new money to launch sports betting biz
(New York) -- DraftKings is speaking with investors about raising another $150 million to $200 million in funding, in order to better build out its sports wagering...
article Freeman credits daily fantasy sports for ‘mainstreaming our business’
(Las Vegas) -- Sure, the American Gaming Association helped spread the message about sports gambling, says Geoff Freeman, the organization’s president and chief...

6/8/2018

article A FanDuel Online Casino? It Might Happen In New Jersey After Paddy Power Betfair Deal
(New Jersey) -- Are you ready for a FanDuel online casino in New Jersey? That could be a real thing in the relatively near future. Paddy Power Betfair US CEO Kip Levin...
article Don’t Let The New FanDuel Sports Book Confuse You, DFS Isn’t Gambling
(New Jersey) -- Leaders of an industry that has long claimed it isn’t gambling, are now diving headfirst into New Jersey’s new legal and regulated sports...

6/2/2018

article DraftKings, Atlantic City Casino Strike Sports Betting Deal
(New Jersey) -- One of the nation’s largest daily fantasy sports companies is teaming up with an Atlantic City casino in the latest deal seeking to capitalize on...

6/1/2018

article APNewsBreak: DraftKings, Resorts Casino join on sports bets
(Atlantic City) -- One of the nation’s largest daily fantasy sports companies is teaming up with an Atlantic City casino in the latest deal seeking to capitalize...
article DraftKings and Resorts Casino Team Up To Offer Sports Betting in NJ
(New Jersey) -- Leading daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider DraftKings today revealed a partnership with Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino to offer sports betting...
article DraftKings Announces Deal With Resorts Atlantic City For NJ Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports leader DraftKings has partnered with Resorts Atlantic City to offer New Jersey sports betting. Under the agreement, DraftKings will...
article DraftKings signs deal with N.J. casino to move into sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Boston-based DraftKings on Friday took a major step into the online gambling business, announcing it has reached an agreement with a casino in New Jersey...
article DraftKings takes 'significant' step toward sports betting with Atlantic City deal
(Atlantic City) -- Boston-based DraftKings Inc. on Friday announced that it will partner with Atlantic City-based Resorts Casino Hotel in its pursuit to get a sports...

5/29/2018

article DraftKings Wants You To Meister This Year’s World Cup
(Worldwide) -- Draft Kings Inc. gets ahead of the competition, quite literally, by partnering with Jägermeister in its “Real Shot” campaign that will let...

5/26/2018

article Don't bet on sports gambling for North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- First down and goal to go. The Carolina Panthers are trying to score a touchdown. Think they'll make it? Your phone buzzes and an alert asks if...
article Jaipur: Fantasy sports company under radar for evading GST
(India) -- The regional unit of Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) has detected tax evasion worth crores by a fantasy sports private...

5/24/2018

article FanDuel uses intellectual property to secure debt package
(New York) -- DAILY fantasy sports business FanDuel has used its intellectual property assets to raise a fresh round of debt finance as it waits for its takeover by...
article Paddy Power Betfair to buy controlling stake in FanDuel Incorporated
(New York) -- European online and retail sportsbetting and gaming operator Paddy Power Betfair has announced the signing of a definitive agreement that is to see it...

5/23/2018

article Paddy Power Betfair Announces Acquisiton of FanDuel
(USA) -- Following rumors and non-denials, Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) now has officially announced it has reached a definitive agreement to combine its Betfair US...
article Paddy Power Betfair plc - Combination of Betfair US with FanDuel
(USA) -- Paddy Power Betfair plc (“the Group”) today announces a definitive agreement to combine its US business (“Betfair US”) with FanDuel, a...
article Paddy Power Betfair Purchases Daily Fantasy Sports Site FanDuel
(USA) -- Dublin-based gaming company Paddy Power Betfair announced it had completed an acquisition of daily fantasy sports site FanDuel on Wednesday. The two parties...
article Paddy Power Buys FanDuel in Bid to Dominate Sports Betting
(USA) -- Paddy Power Betfair Plc agreed to take control of the closely held website FanDuel, as the Irish bookmaker seeks to gain from an expected rise in sports betting...

5/16/2018

article Paddy Power Betfair declares interest in FanDuel
(USA) -- UK-based bookmaker business Paddy Power Betfair has announced its interest in expanding its own US operations through an arrangement with FandDuel, the US-based...
article Paddy Power Betfair eyes FanDuel acquisition
(USA) -- Paddy Power Betfair is reportedly closing in on a deal to acquire daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel. Citing multiple sources close to the talks, Legal...
article Paddy Power Betfair woos FanDuel for possible merger
(UK) -- Bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is seeking to expand its business in the United States through a possible merger with daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel.
press release The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Announces Receipt of Additional Fantasy Sports Contests Operator Applications
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that it has received applications from four additional companies to operate Fantasy Sports...

5/15/2018

article Paddy Power Betfair Close to Buying FanDuel-Report
(USA) -- British bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair Plc is close to buying U.S. daily fantasy sports company FanDuel, according to a report on Tuesday by the Legal Sports...
article Sources: Paddy Power Betfair Close To Acquiring Fantasy Sports Site FanDuel
(USA) -- Multiple sources indicated to Legal Sports Report that sports betting and gaming company Paddy Power Betfair is close to acquiring daily fantasy sports site...

5/13/2018

article Why 1 Vegas casino is already paying out bets on Warriors
(Nevada) -- If you placed a bet on the Golden State Warriors to win in the Western Conference finals, you’ve already won some cash. Well, that is if you bet at the...

5/12/2018

article Fantasy Sports Is Close To Being Legalized In Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Did you know most Fantasy Football is illegal in Louisiana? All of those Draft Kings and FanDuel commercials have been pushing illegal activity for...
article Louisiana fantasy sports legislation nearing final passage
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana folks who want to engage in fantasy sports playing are one signature away from it. The Senate cleared a bill that gives voters in each parish...
article Coming to a Network Pregame Show Near You — Point Spreads?!
(USA) -- Supply follows demand. That truism has certainly held true with fantasy sports, and particularly, fantasy football. In the event of a full repeal of PASPA in...

5/10/2018

article Louisiana Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports – But There’s a Catch
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana legislature has voted to legalize daily fantasy sports. The State Senate on Wednesday approved the state’s DFS legislation by 21-15,...

5/9/2018

article Louisiana Legislature passes measure that could legalize fantasy sports apps
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Legislature has approved a bill that could lead to fantasy sports games played on the internet and smartphones -- such as DraftKings and...
article FanDuel outlines sports betting plans in US
(New York) -- FanDuel has revealed its intentions to expand into sports betting should the US Supreme Court overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection...

5/7/2018

article FanDuel CEO: ‘We Would Get Into Sports Betting’ If NJ Wins Supreme Court Case
(New York) -- DraftKings and FanDuel spent many dollars and much time arguing that their products are games of skill, not chance. Now it appears both daily fantasy...
article FanDuel? DraftKings? Not in Arizona, where participation in DFS sites remains illegal
(Arizona) -- The opportunity to play the role of virtual general manager is enticing to sports fans, especially when money is involved. In Arizona, those opportunities...

5/3/2018

article Study finds daily fantasy sports requires skill
(USA) -- A study led by a professor at Kansas State University has concluded that daily fantasy sports (DFS) is not a simple game of chance, but requires a great amount...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Contests Officially Legal in Pennsylvania, Eight Operators Enter Licensed Market
(Pennsylvania) -- Daily fantasy sports contests are legal in Pennsylvania. In fact, they have been since last Saturday, according to announcement this week by the...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Officially Legal in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- It may not yet be legal to place a sports bet in Pennsylvania, but you can now get a stake in the outcome of sporting events via daily fantasy sports.

5/2/2018

article Study finds daily fantasy sports requires skill
(Kansas) -- A study led by a professor at Kansas State University has concluded that daily fantasy sports (DFS) is not a simple game of chance, but requires a great...

5/1/2018

article Adults can now legally gamble on fantasy sports in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Saquon Barkley last week became the Lehigh Valley’s highest-drafted football player in nearly 70 years. Since then sports pundits have gone back...
article Adults can now legally gamble on fantasy sports in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Saquon Barkley last week became the Lehigh Valley’s highest-drafted football player in nearly 70 years. Since then sports pundits have gone back...
article Daily fantasy sports operators taxed at 15 per cent in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Daily fantasy sports have gone legal in Pennsylvania, with six online operators offering wagers that are being taxed at 15 per cent.
article Pennsylvania starts taxing, regulating online fantasy sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Six online fantasy sports game operators are now offering wagers that are regulated and taxed by Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
article Academic Study Says Daily Fantasy Sports is Skill Not Gambling
(Kansas) -- Daily fantasy sports are not games of chance, says a new study by a Kansas State University professor, soon to be published in full in the Journal of Sports...
article Fantasy sports gambling apps, like DraftKings, are one step closer to being legal in Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- After years of failing to get traction in the Louisiana Legislature, fantasy sports gambling games -- such as DraftKings and FanDuel -- are getting closer...

4/30/2018

article Daily Fantasy Contests ‘Are Not Games of Chance,’ Researchers Conclude After Losing Every Contest They Enter
(Internet) -- A soon-to-be-published academic study seeks to address the question that dominated gaming headlines in late 2015 and early 2016: Does daily fantasy sports...
article Massachusetts Working To Make DFS Permanently Legal
(Massachusetts) -- In 2016, daily fantasy laws were created in the state of Massachusetts that legalized the activity, but only for a certain length of time. A sunset...

4/28/2018

article Nets See Asia a Potential Target Market in Sports Betting
(New York) -- According to the Sports Business Journal, Asia is an important market when it comes to sports betting. In line with that, Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn...

4/25/2018

article FanDuel Rolls Out NASCAR Fantasy Contests; Former CEO Said It ‘Resembles Sports Betting'
(USA) -- Here comes a NASCAR fantasy game at FanDuel, a right-turn move in the world of lefts for the DFS operator. FanDuel Fantasy NASCAR opens this weekend for the...
article FanDuel cofounder Lesley Eccles gears up for new tech launch
(Ireland) -- FANDUEL cofounder Lesley Eccles is gearing up to launch a new technology start-up that, like FanDuel, will have a presence on both sides of the Atlantic....

4/21/2018

article Formula One moves into the Fantasy Sports arena
(Ireland) -- Formula One officially launched on Thursday its Fantasy F1 online game in partnership with Dublin-based International entertainment company PlayON. Formula...
article Global Daily Fantasy Sports Incorporated awarded Malta license
(Canada) -- Canadian daily fantasy sports software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports Incorporated has announced that it has received a business-to-business controlled...
article Justices to weigh how right to publicity affects fantasy sports
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to consider how Indiana’s right-to-publicity statute affects the fantasy sports industry in order to provide...

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