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There Are Now Bills Dealing With Fantasy Sports In 40 Percent Of State Legislatures

The interest in fantasy sports regulation hasn’t cooled off in 2017. Bills that have something to do with fantasy sports have appeared in 20 of the 50 states by the midpoint of February, a pace that keeps it on par with legislative interest that picked up in 2016.

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2/22/2017

article Gambling expert urges Canadian provinces to dive into daily fantasy sports
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article Fantasy sports could see new regulations in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Fantasy sports leagues are about as popular as the games themselves, and now Kentucky may be regulating all fantasy sports in the state. Rep. Adam Koenig (...

2/21/2017

article Luck or skill? Daily fantasy sports like DraftKings splitting conservative Texas lawmakers
(Texas) -- Ezekiel Elliott rumbles up the middle for a 50-yard touchdown run. The Dallas Cowboys get a victory, and you win money with your fantasy football team. Were...
article Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance Fighting to Keep Fantasy Sports Legal in Texas
(Texas) -- Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Scott Dunaway from Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance joined the broadcast to talk about his organization’s efforts to define...
article Texas: Where The Stakes Are Highest For Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization
(Texas) -- The efforts to legalize daily fantasy sports are continuing to gain traction around the US. There are bills involving paid-entry fantasy sports in more than...

2/20/2017

article Fantasy Aces Hires Criminal Lawyer as New York Gaming Commission Turns Up the Heat
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission has launched an investigation into Fantasy Aces, the daily fantasy sports site that filed for bankruptcy at the end of...
article Gambling expert calls on provinces to step into daily fantasy sports arena
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article When It Comes to Fantasy Sports, Let Texans Play
(Texas) -- Texas is a national leader in business growth and economic freedom chiefly because of the hospitable regulatory environment it has provided for businesses and...

2/19/2017

article Nebraska Legislature bill endorsed by Fan Duel, DraftKings would hurt small fantasy sports companies, critics say
(Nebraska) -- Fantasy sports has traditionally been a hobby for sports geeks. A dozen or so friends get together, draft teams made up of professional athletes and track...

2/18/2017

article The House gaming bill and Florida fantasy sports
(Florida) -- A new omnibus gaming bill appeared in the House this week. That bill, however, does not include provisions relating to daily fantasy sports.
article Fantasy sports league donates funds to charitable causes
(Pennsylvania) -- Mike Regula, 25, has faced season after season of defeat. He opened one 0-10. Another fell flat after week 11.

2/16/2017

article There Are Now Bills Dealing With Fantasy Sports In 40 Percent Of State Legislatures
(USA) -- The interest in fantasy sports regulation hasn’t cooled off in 2017. Bills that have something to do with fantasy sports have appeared in 20 of the 50...
article BLOG: Hanging onto reality in fantasy sports
(Alberta) -- I’m thinking if I had spent as much time in my studies in high school as a child as I currently do in my adult life researching sport and fantasy...

2/14/2017

article FantasyDraft To Pay Out Some Of $1.3 Million Owed To Players By Bankrupt Fantasy Aces
(USA) -- Daily fantasy sports site FantasyDraft announced that it would be paying out some of the money owed to the players of the now defunct Fantasy Aces after it...

2/13/2017

article FantasyDraft saves the day, announces refund for Fantasy Aces players
(USA) -- FantasyDraft is getting involved with rival Fantasy Aces again—only this time, the daily fantasy sports operator is stepping in to reimburse Fantasy Aces...
article Latest Illinois DFS bill proposes tax of up to 22.5% for operators [sub req]
(Illinois) -- The expansion of daily fantasy sports (DFS) legislation across the US continues with lawmakers in Illinois the latest to introduce proposals to regulate...
article Mississippi House passed DFS bill
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved last Thursday the bill 967, which contemplates the regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The first...

2/12/2017

article Daily fantasy sports bill passed by House in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House reviewed two gambling bills on Thursday with only one earning the vote to move forward. The state has seen a daily fantasy sports...

2/10/2017

article House approves tax, regulation of fantasy sports contests
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House has reversed itself and passed a bill to regulate and tax operators of daily fantasy sports contests. House Bill 967 failed...

2/9/2017

article Maryland Becomes Latest State To Eye Legal Sports Betting With New Bill
(Maryland) -- Maryland joined the growing list of states that have their eyes on legalizing sports betting. The new legislation that surfaced Thursday would not attempt...

2/7/2017

article Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- By the time next year’s professional football season begins, New Jersey fantasy sports gamers could find themselves logging in to play in a newly...
article Efforts underway to legalize daily fantasy sports in Texas
(Texas) -- Around this time last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a non-binding opinion that playing daily fantasy sports in Texas is illegal.

2/6/2017

article Texas To Consider Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports
(Texas) -- Despite being one of the least gambling-friendly states in the nation, Texas will take a look at regulating daily fantasy sports this year. A series of bills...
article Wisconsin Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Ready for Kickoff
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin daily fantasy sports (DFS) will soon make its way back to the state capital in Madison should a lawmaker stay true to his word.

2/5/2017

article New York asks DFS operators to prove fund segregation
(New York) -- New York gaming regulators have asked daily fantasy sports operators to prove that they segregate player funds from operating capital.
article Another push coming to legalize fantasy sports wagering in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Today’s Super Bowl concludes another professional football season. By the time the next season rolls around in the fall, if some state lawmakers have...

2/4/2017

press release Global Fantasy Sports Industry 2016 Market Research Report
(Internet) -- The Global Fantasy Sports Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Fantasy Sports industry.

2/3/2017

article Fantasy Sports Bill Filed In Austin
(Texas) -- They say the bill will ensure you’re allowed to play those fantasy sports you love so much. The Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance backs House Bill 1457,...
article Texas lawmakers renew fight over daily fantasy sports games
(Texas) -- Texas lawmakers are venturing into the debate over the legality of daily fantasy sports leagues, a billion-dollar industry that has created regulatory battles...
article Yahoo enters UK Daily Fantasy Sports market
(UK) -- Yahoo has announced the launch of Yahoo Sport Daily Fantasy in the UK, offering sports fans one-day and one-week fantasy contests for cash prizes.
article Daily fantasy sports – baptising a new Unicorn
(Malta) -- It started in 2004 when Malta saw the promulgation of online gambling licences and since then there has been a steady growth in the industry, albeit little or...

2/2/2017

article Messing With Daily Fantasy Sports In Texas: New Regulatory Bill Drops In Legislature
(Texas) -- One of the biggest battleground states for the daily fantasy sports industry is looking at regulatory bills. Lawmakers in Texas are starting an effort to...
article Texas joins daily fantasy sports legislation parade
(Texas) -- Texas has joined the parade of US states looking to regulate daily fantasy sports activity in 2017. On Wednesday, State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond made good on...
article Daily fantasy sports site Fantasy Aces files for bankruptcy
(California) -- Amid ongoing turmoil for the once-booming daily fantasy sports industry, one of the industry’s largest operators outside of FanDuel and DraftKings...
article View: Fantasy Aces Executives Lost $1 Million Of Players’ Funds, And Need To Be Held Accountable
(USA) -- Stolen money. Lies and deception. And yet another black eye for the daily fantasy sports industry. Today, it became official. Fantasy Aces, a company that had...
article Why Fantasy Aces Wasn’t Caught, And How DraftKings, FanDuel And Others Segregate Player Funds
(USA) -- This week, we learned that daily fantasy sports operator Fantasy Aces filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The main takeaway from that revelation? The site was not...

2/1/2017

article Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports Get Skill Game Classifications
(Virginia) -- Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) have been classified as skill games in two separate states as lawmakers seek to better define the nature of betting.
article Bill likely to revive debate over state regulation of fantasy sports contests
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut lawmakers could again consider whether to explicitly legalize, regulate — and tax — fantasy sports contests, a step several...
press release ICE 2017: Oulala to put a spotlight on Fantasy Sports
(Malta) -- Daily Fantasy Sports(DFS) platform provider Oulala.coICE 2017: Oulala to put a spotlight on Fantasy Sportsm will be attending this year’s ICE Totally...

1/31/2017

article Sen. Dana Young Files Legislation Bill To Clarify Fantasy Sports Legal In Florida
(Florida) -- State Senator Dana Young (R-Tampa) today announced that she has filed Senate Bill 592, which clarifies the law to make clear that fantasy sports are legal...
article DraftKings sets out expansion plans in Europe
(Europe) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has revealed plans to expand its services into other European markets after acquiring a Controlled Skill Games...
article Daily Fantasy Sports legalization debate heats up in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Proponents and opponents of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Nebraska have locked horns as the state opens the debate on the industry’s regulation. The...
article Online Gambling, Poker and DFS Bills Move in New York, New Jersey, Florida, New Hampshire
(USA) -- Online gambling bills are coming fast and furious to several different states recently. It’s that time of year. A month into (most) states’...

1/30/2017

article More states look to regulate daily fantasy
(USA) -- While the daily fantasy industry continues to push for legal clarity in the United States, its largest operator is preparing to expand its international...
article FantasyDraft to acquire Fantasy Aces
(South Carolina) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) company FantasyDraft has agreed a deal to purchase assets from South Carolina-based Fantasy Aces. The agreement includes...
article Opponents in gambling debate face off on bill that would regulate fantasy sports in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Opponents in the gambling debate lined up on both sides of a bill Monday that would regulate the fantasy sports industry in Nebraska. The main battle over...
article Assembly committee clears daily fantasy sports bill
(New Jersey) -- A prominent attorney with an expertise in gambling issues told a state Assembly committee in Trenton on Monday that the daily fantasy sports industry is...
article Lawmakers advance measure to regulate daily fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- Legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports in New Jersey has advanced in the Assembly. An Assembly committee on Monday approved the legislation...
article Legal expert backs NJ daily fantasy sports bill at Assembly hearing
(New Jersey) -- A state Assembly committee on Monday voted in favor of a bill that would regulate daily fantasy sports in the state. The committee also was unanimous in...
article N.J. considers rules for daily fantasy sports gaming
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers are considering regulating and taxing daily fantasy sports sites, proposing rules for an industry that has come under scrutiny from...
article N.J. dreaming of getting cut of fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports games officially would be allowed and regulated in New Jersey if a measure advanced by an Assembly committee becomes law....

1/29/2017

article DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion
(Malta) -- DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a...
article Georgia Representative Trey Kelley Behind DFS Regulation Push, Insists Skill Is Involved
(Georgia) -- Gambling bills are coming thick and fast in Georgia. Two casino bills presented to the legislature in Atlanta this week have been joined by “The...

1/28/2017

article Fantasy sports betting operators could soon be taxed 8 percent on Miss. revenue
(Mississippi) -- Fantasy sports betting operators could soon be taxed 8 percent on their Mississippi revenue, the Associated Press reports. Bills up for consideration in...

1/27/2017

article Assembly set to discuss daily fantasy sports bill
(New Jersey) -- The growing industry of daily fantasy sports would be regulated under the terms of a bill to be heard by a state Assembly committee in Trenton on Monday...

1/26/2017

article Bill would tax fantasy sports, treat it like gambling
(Mississippi) -- Last year, Mississippi lawmakers legalized fantasy sports gaming. This year, they're moving to tax it and regulate it. The House Gaming Committee on...
article Mississippi mulls regulations for fantasy sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Fantasy sports betting operators could soon face an 8 percent tax on their Mississippi revenue. House Bill 967 and Senate Bill 2896 would establish the...
article Small-stakes fantasy sports proposal before Legislature looks to pass
(Montana) -- A proposal to make small-stakes online fantasy sport leagues legal in Montana got its second policy hearing in the state Legislature on Thursday. Senate...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Still Getting Pushback As ‘Gambling’ In Some States
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry largely won the argument that it should be classified as a “game of skill” and not “gambling” in the...

1/25/2017

article Recent Silence On DraftKings And FanDuel Merger May Indicate Antitrust Concerns
(Massachusetts) -- On November 18, 2016, daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel announced their plans to merge into a single company. Since then, there...
article Pennsylvania is on the verge of regulating Daily Fantasy Sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Regulating fantasy sports may no longer be a fantasy in Pennsylvania. Thanks to an already allocated budget allowance of $100 million, Pennsylvania...
article Georgia lawmaker introduces bill to regulate fantasy sports
(Georgia) -- Fantasy sports would be regulated in Georgia under legislation in the state House that has won industry support. Under House Bill 118, companies operating...
article Georgia Takes Another Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization: Why It’s Important
(Georgia) -- While the aim of the daily fantasy sports industry is to gain legal clarity everywhere it can, some bills are more important others. The new legislative...

1/24/2017

article FanDuel calls on Florida fans to support fantasy sports
(Florida) -- FanDuel, the national fantasy sports website, has sent a “call to action” email to its Florida users, asking them to contact lawmakers in...

1/23/2017

article Legislative Tracker: Daily Fantasy Sports, Sports Betting
(USA) -- The list of states taking a legislative interest in DFS is constantly growing and changing. Some states that currently do not allow fantasy sports are...

1/20/2017

article Daily Fantasy Sports and the Perils of Outlier Marketing
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry has been teetering on the blurry line that divides legality and illegality for some time. Regulators are certainly no...

1/19/2017

article Montana Senate OKs “social” fantasy sports
(Montana) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) enthusiasts secured a small victory in Montana after state senators unanimously voted in favor of a limited form of fantasy...
article New York Online Poker Bill Set To Reemerge, Timeline And Outlook Remain Unclear
(New York) -- Legislation to regulate online poker had surfaced several times in recent years, but it hadn’t gone anywhere until 2016. That’s when a bill...
article Ohio ‘Likely To Pass A Bill This Year’ On Daily Fantasy Sports, Lobbyist Says
(Ohio) -- A legislative hearing about daily fantasy sports in Washington state on Wednesday ended up creating news in an entirely different state.
article Washington State Online Poker And Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Live Blog
(Washington) -- The Washington State Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee will hold a hearing on online poker and daily fantasy sports today: January 18, 2017.
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation And Cybersecurity: A Closer Look
(Massachusetts) -- The editorial board of the Worcester Telegram-Gazette criticized Massachusetts‘ state legislature for not imposing stricter security controls...

1/18/2017

article Florida Lawmaker: DFS Is Game Of Skill
(Florida) -- Florida state Rep. Jason Brodeur recently filed HB149, which would declare daily fantasy sports is a game of skill, not luck, thereby removing it from...
article DraftKings backs state regulations it once opposed
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings Inc., which initially opposed some of Massachusetts’ stiff limits on daily fantasy sports, is now urging officials to keep those...
article State lawmakers consider regulations, tax on daily fantasy sports companies
(Massachusetts) -- It’s a lucrative industry that exploded in popularity. State lawmakers are trying to wrap their arms around daily fantasy sports and the future...
article FanDuel is adding golf to its list of daily fantasy sports contests
(USA) -- If you're a fan of playing fantasy golf, good news. Your options are expanding. Well, at least, for now. On Tuesday, Yahoo Finance reported FanDuel will add...

1/17/2017

article Worldwide online gambling and betting market is projected to expand
(Worldwide) -- After a series of mergers and acquisitions, worldwide online gambling and betting market is projected to expand by as much as 10.8 percent by 2024.

1/16/2017

article Real Growth For The Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Not Likely Till 2018 And Beyond
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry, in many ways, looks like it will be stuck in a holding pattern for much of this year, at least in terms of growth.
article Former AG Coakley: DraftKings Added More Than 100 Jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator...

1/15/2017

article Poker bill filed in Virginia hoping to follow DFS into law
(Virginia) -- If the state of Virginia ever wakes up to the possibility that gambling is not as dangerous as selling tobacco by the aircraft carrier load then, citizens...
article How a crazy tech 'university' and fantasy sports saved this former pro football player
(Indiana) -- Mike Brown's short-lived time in the NFL made him grateful for one thing: that his mom made him keep his grades up in order to play sports. Thanks to...

1/14/2017

article N.Y. labor law updates: State salary threshold, fantasy sports
(New York) -- Don’t start celebrating the recent decision to block the federal Department of Labor overtime regulations just yet. The New York State De­part­ment of...
article Once A Daily Fantasy Sports Opponent, New York AG Schneiderman Defends Law In New Filing
(New York) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman defended the legality of a new daily fantasy sports law in a filing this week in a case in front of the County...
press release Florida Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon?
(Florida) -- This week a Florida State Senator introduced proposed revisions to the State’s gaming laws intended to, among other things, regulate fantasy sports...

1/13/2017

article Projections Slashed For Daily Fantasy Sports Market
(USA) -- Though they did agree to a merger, last year wasn’t great for DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel, which still control more than 90 percent of the market...
article Florida Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation Lumped Into Massive Gambling Expansion
(Florida) -- Daily fantasy sports has been lumped into a larger gambling bill in Florida that would be a massive expansion of gaming. The legislation also includes the...

1/12/2017

article States Act to Regulate Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- In attempts to lessen the uncertainty that still surrounds the legality of fantasy sports, Maryland and Florida introduced measures to clarify the rules of the...

1/11/2017

article The daily fantasy sports market has a demographic problem
(USA) -- In 2015, daily fantasy sports, a newer subset of traditional “season-long” fantasy sports, exploded in popularity. The two leading companies that...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...

1/10/2017

article Proposed Senate bill looks to define and tax 'chance' games
(Washington D.C.) -- The new 115th Congress wasted little time introducing legislation that could shape sports gambling and daily fantasy sports. The new law --...
article Arbitration Clauses Not 'Magic,' Draft Kings Users Say
(New York) -- “Arbitration” is not a magic word for making multidistrict fraud claims vanish, a group of customers of daily fantasy sports platforms...

1/9/2017

article Florida files fantasy sports bill
(Florida) -- A State Representative filed a measure to clarify that fantasy sports are not considered a gambling activity. US.- Jason Brodeur, State Representative from...
article Florida To Take A Second Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legality, With No Regulation
(Florida) -- Florida is one of a large swath of states where lawmakers introduced daily fantasy sports legislation that didn’t become law in 2016. Eight states did...
article Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges
(Arizona) -- Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges Posted January 9, 2017 by Cronkite News The popularity of daily fantasy sports...

1/7/2017

article Proposed law could offer protections to Ohio fantasy sports players
(Ohio) -- A state senator from Ohio has proposed a bill that would affirm the legality of fantasy sports in the state. Senate Bill 375 “is aimed at addressing...
article Daily fantasy sports business gets a dose of reality
(The Internet) -- Daily fantasy sports has lost a bit of the fantasy. After recording several years of torrid growth that helped pull in hundreds of millions of dollars...
article Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction
(Arizona) -- Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate...

1/6/2017

article DraftKings and FanDuel Could Become Legal in Florida Under Proposed Law
(Florida) -- Florida legislators have long fought efforts to expand gambling. But apparently, their steadfast morals vanish when it comes to daily fantasy sports...
article Fantasy sports bill once again filed in Florida
(Florida) -- Florida is taking a second shot at passing a bill to exempt fantasy sports from Sunshine State gambling laws after a similar measure met its demise in a...
article Bill would allow for 'minimal' payout online fantasy sports
(Montana) -- A bill that would let Montanans participate in "minimal value" online fantasy sports got support at its first hearing before the Senate Business,...

1/5/2017

article Maryland Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect
(Maryland) -- This week, regulations governing fantasy sports contests in the State of Maryland went into effect. The regulations, implemented pursuant to a 2012 law...
article Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction
(USA) -- Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate...

1/4/2017

article Fantasy sports bill filed again in Legislature
(Florida) -- A bill to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation has again been filed in the Florida Legislature. State Rep. Jason Brodeur, a Sanford...
article Florida Bill: Fantasy Sports Not Subject to Gambling Laws
(Florida) -- A House Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would make clear fantasy sports games are not considered gambling under Florida laws. The bill (HB 149...
article Draft Ops, a daily fantasy sports partner of the Islanders and Barclays Center, files for bankruptcy
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings and FanDuel burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in 2015, spending a collective hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to gain...
article Fantasy Sports Regulations In Effect As Of Monday
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Maryland's New Daily Fantasy Sports Rules Are Fair, Reasonable And Intelligently Executed
(Maryland) -- On Monday, the State of Maryland officially implemented new regulations for the daily fantasy sports industry. Unlike some of the rules promulgated by...

1/3/2017

article Anti-gambling group to begin push in Racine County
(Wisconsin) -- An anti-gambling group is gearing up for a legislative fight over daily fantasy sports, and it plans to make its first stand in Racine County. In...
article Draft Ops Lawsuit And Proposed DraftKings-FanDuel Merger Invite New Scrutiny Of Daily Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry was on the precipice of destruction early last year when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman brought a lawsuit against...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect
(Maryland) -- Regulations on daily fantasy sports took effect Monday, Comptroller Peter Franchot reminded Marylanders in a Tuesday release. The regulations, issued under...
article Maryland Comptroller Officially Implements Fantasy Sports Regulations
(Maryland) -- Maryland implemented regulations to oversee the daily fantasy sports industry on Monday. The proposed regulations from state Comptroller Peter Franchot had...

1/2/2017

article Anti-gambling group to begin push in Racine County
(Wisconsin) -- An anti-gambling group is gearing up for a legislative fight over daily fantasy sports, and it plans to make its first stand in Racine County.
article Ballard Partners will continue repping daily fantasy sports sites
(Florida) -- Ballard Partners will continue its representation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies into 2017, according to lobbying registration records reviewed...

1/1/2017

article The Poker-DFS Connection: How It Played Out in 2016
(USA) -- Poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) were hot topics in 2016, with the “are they skill or luck” game arguments being bandied about in many US state...

12/31/2016

article Federal Judge Rejects Emil Interactive’s Legal Argument Their DFS Gaming Is Illegal
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge rejected an dubious legal argument made by a former Las Vegas daily fantasy sports company, which argued that its business was illegal.

12/30/2016

article Federal judge dodges question of daily fantasy sports’ legality
(Minnesota) -- A daily fantasy sports operator has failed in its attempt to convince a federal court that its business model is agin’ the law.
article Daily Fantasy Sports And Sports Betting Turn The Page On 2016: Year In Review
(USA) -- The past year was a transformative one for the daily fantasy sports industry. The two biggest DFS companies — DraftKings and FanDuel — determined...

12/29/2016

article Judge rejects daily fantasy sports company’s argument that its products are illegal
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge has rejected a former Las Vegas area company’s novel legal argument that it should not be liable for a $1.1 million contract with a...

12/26/2016

article Fantasy play raises questions of legality, ethics
(North Carolina) -- Jarrett Corder heard about daily fantasy sports around the same time the rest of the country did. The junior at the University of North Carolina,...

12/23/2016

article FanDuel Powers New NBA In-Game Fantasy Sports App Called ‘InPlay’
(New York) -- The NBA is upping its game on daily fantasy sports, with a little help from FanDuel. The league unveiled a fantasy game based on NBA games called InPlay on...
article FanDuel teams up with the NBA to launch in-play fantasy sports app
(New York) -- The American National Basketball Association has unveiled a new Daily Fantasy Sports app called InPlay, which enables players to “play live during...
article Businessman sees growth in pari-mutuel based fantasy sports
(Las Vegas) -- Vic Salerno’s bid to fill the gap created by the absence of daily fantasy sports play in Nevada has grown exponentially during the football season...

12/22/2016

article NBA unveils interactive, real-time fantasy basketball app
(New York) -- The NBA on Thursday morning unveiled InPlay — an interactive, real-time fantasy basketball app that synchronizes with national broadcasts of NBA...
article NBA wants fans to engage more through 'InPlay'
(New York) -- This is for basketball fans who watch games on TV with the remote in one hand and check their fantasy team's stats on their mobile devices with the...

12/20/2016

article Fantasy football and photography fans warned over Yahoo hack
(Worldwide) -- It appears no one is safe from the 'biggest hack in history'. If you've played fantasy sports using Yahoo Sports, blogged on Tumblr or shared...

12/19/2016

article Why daily fantasy app Draft thinks it can beat DraftKings, FanDuel
(Massachusetts) -- In August 2014, Boston-based daily fantasy sports startup DraftKings acquired Boston-based daily fantasy sports startup StarStreet for an undisclosed...

12/17/2016

article Colorado racetrack, pari-mutuel parlors are betting on windfall from fantasy sports
(Colorado) -- The operator of the Arapahoe Park racetrack has a plan to boost business: allow people to bet on professional athletes much like they bet on horses.

12/13/2016

article Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A fantasy sports bill has been introduced in Ohio pursuant to which the State’s gaming laws would be amended to provide the Ohio Casino Control...

12/11/2016

article Proposed legislation would protect fantasy sports in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A bill introduced last week in the Ohio Senate would ensure that fantasy sports remain legal in the state of Ohio. The bill, which was introduced by Marysville...

12/9/2016

article DFS Spending Increasing Geometrically
(USA) -- Daily Fantasy Sports worldwide is increasing at such a geometric rate that it is expected to double by 2021 to $5.3 billion dollars and reach markets normally...
article Study: DFS Revenue To Reach $5.3 billion by 2021
(USA) -- Spending on daily Fantasy sports will reach $5.3 billion as new markets are opened in the UK, Australia and Latin America, according to a study by the UK’...
article Proposed law could offer protections to Ohio fantasy sports players
(Ohio) -- A state senator from Ohio has proposed a bill that would affirm the legality of fantasy sports in the state. Senate Bill 375 “is aimed at addressing...
article Fantasy sports games are en vogue - now polo now has its own version
(UK) -- Picking your own team to win the Premiership, Champions League, football and Cricket World Cups as a manager or team owner has become as much a part of sport as...
press release Bankroll tracking tool for daily fantasy sports players, RotoTracker, now supports FantasyDraft
(USA) -- RotoTracker, the leading bankroll tracking & game selection tool for daily fantasy sports (DFS) players, now has built in support for FantasyDraft —...

12/8/2016

article Pennsylvania Senator Pens Letter Urging House of Representatives to Avoid Rush of DFS Regulations
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is one state in the US that has been busy considering online gambling legislation. Along with casino and poker gaming, the state has been...

12/7/2016

article Colorado regulator OKs fantasy sports operation
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Racing Commission has greenlit the fantasy sports operations of Mile High Racing & Entertainment (MHRE) in the Centennial State. Colorado...
article USFantasy Goes Live In Colorado, And The Future Of Daily Fantasy Sports As A Regulated Product
(Colorado) -- The model for much of the daily fantasy sports industry to date has been to say your offering is legal and then seek legal clarity and regulation later on...
article Illinois’ New Anti-Fantasy Sports Bill and the Need for Fantasy Sports Lawyers
(Illinois) -- A bill introduced to the Illinois House of Representatives, designed to criminalize fantasy sports, has been assigned to the Executive Committee for...

12/6/2016

article How DraftKings and FanDuel Hope to Woo the Feds
(Washington D.C.) -- When DraftKings and FanDuel announced last month that they planned to merge, it spelled the end of a costly war for market share in the daily...
article Newest Forecast For Daily Fantasy Sports Handle In 2020: Just Over $5 Billion
(Worldwide) -- The forecasts for the daily fantasy sports industry were off the charts a little more than a year ago. The estimates of the potential growth of the...

12/5/2016

article Jeb’s New Consulting Job Is With A Fantasy Sports Law Firm
(Florida) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a new consulting job less than a year after he ended his presidential campaign. Bush “will act as a strategic...
article Yahoo Quietly Receives UK Gambling License For Daily Fantasy Sports
(UK) -- Yahoo became the latest daily fantasy sports site to enter the United Kingdom, joining DraftKings and FanDuel. The news comes as daily fantasy soccer site...

12/3/2016

article Anti-DFS Bill Assigned to Committee in Illinois
(Illinois) -- A bill which would outlaw daily fantasy sports has been assigned to the Executive Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, though with no...
article Fantasy Sports Market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% during Forecast 2015-2019
(New York) -- Fantasy sports comprises games where participants build imaginary teams with real players of their choice and compete against similar teams.
article Creditors Try to Force Scout Media Into Bankruptcy
(New York) -- Scout Media Inc.’s creditors say the online sports publisher isn’t paying its bills and are trying to force the business, once owned by Fox...
article Former Adult Film Star Lisa Ann Talks Transition To Fantasy Football Radio Host
(USA) -- For years Lisa Ann was a super star in the adult film world. Now retired since December 2014, she is climbing the charts in another industry that attracts...

12/2/2016

article Is Fantasy Football in Danger of Declining Like the NFL?
(USA) -- It’s no secret that NFL viewership has dipped considerably this year, which was bound to happen after all the negative press the league has been getting....
article Yahoo Quietly Receives UK Gambling License For Daily Fantasy Sports
(UK) -- Yahoo became the latest daily fantasy sports site to enter the United Kingdom, joining DraftKings and FanDuel. The news comes as daily fantasy soccer site...

11/30/2016

article FanDuel And DraftKings Are Dominating The Daily Fantasy Sports Market
(USA) -- The last few years have seen quite a bit of growth in the fantasy sports gambling industry. There are two major companies pushing this growth, DraftKings, whose...
article Meet the Vermonter Who Gets Paid to Analyze Fantasy Sports
(Vermont) -- If you are one of the estimated 57 million North Americans who play fantasy sports, then you might think getting paid to play and write about the hobby is...

11/29/2016

article Daily Fantasy Sports Resurfaces In Illinois, But Not In A Good Way
(Illinois) -- A bill that would make it illegal to operate a daily fantasy sports site in Illinois has resurfaced, but its prospects of passage seem dim with a short...

11/28/2016

article Juniper study predicts DFS consumer spend will double by 2021
(UK) -- A new study from Juniper Research has predicted that consumer spend on daily fantasy sports (DFS) will double from $2.6 billion in 2016 to $5.3 billion by 2021....

11/25/2016

article The contrasting tales of online poker and DFS
(UK) -- One way of looking at the stories of online poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US is that the former has been to the latter what Tim Henman was to Andy...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Spending Will Double to $5.3 Billion By 2021
(Worldwide) -- Consumer spend on daily fantasy sports will reach $5.3 billion by 2021, up from $2.6 billion this year, as key players seek to develop new markets...
article USFantasy begins offering sports wagering options in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Las Vegas-based USFantasy has begun offering its sports wagering options beyond Nevada with the addition of four off-track betting sites across Colorado....

11/22/2016

article CBS12 Investigates: Critics question legality of daily fantasy sports websites
(Florida) -- With just a few clicks and a credit card you too can score thanks to your favorite athletes and thanks to popular websites like DraftKings and FanDuel. They...
article Fantasy sports startup SportsHub makes two acquisitions
(Minnesota) -- A fantasy-sports startup led by serial entrepreneur Rob Phythian announced two acquisitions Monday, including a deal to buy a Twin Cities company.

11/21/2016

article The DraftKings-FanDuel Merger And The Intersection With Sports Betting
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association’s signature issue in the past year has been a push for the legalization of sports betting in the US. So when the giant...
press release Players to Spend Big on Daily Fantasy Sports: Doubling to $5.3 billion by 2021
(UK) -- A new study from Juniper Research has found that consumer spend on Daily Fantasy Sports will reach $5.3 billion by 2021, up from $2.6 billion this year, as key...

11/20/2016

article Fantasy sports arch rivals DraftKings, FanDuel to merge
(New York) -- The two biggest U.S. fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel said on Friday they would merge to cut legal bills and improve operating efficiency...
article NPR: DraftKings-FanDuel Merger Follows Months Of Financial Troubles
(USA) -- FanDuel and DraftKings, two major online fantasy sports companies, merged this week. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate about their financial...
article Daily fantasy alternative making huge strides in Nevada
(Nevada) -- You may not realize this but you can’t participate in traditional Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) contests in Nevada. Yes, the state where it’s legal...

11/19/2016

article DraftKings and FanDuel Uniting to Create Daily Fantasy Sports Dynasty
(USA) -- The rumored DraftKings and FanDuel merger is here. The two daily fantasy sports (DFS) leaders are uniting their operations to create an online monopoly on the...
article DraftKings CEO says merger will not increase players' fees
(USA) -- DraftKings and FanDuel insist their decision to join forces will benefit players, but the daily fantasy community is concerned about the merger of its two...

11/18/2016

article Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge
(USA) -- Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.
article Daily Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings And FanDuel Agree To Merge
(USA) -- FanDuel and DraftKings announced Friday that they have agreed to merge, ending months of speculation over the fates of the two largest players in the daily...
article DraftKings And FanDuel Agree To Merge In Effort To Propel Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- Embattled fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge, a move that they say will provide them with “operational efficiencies and...
article Inside Gaming: DFS Leaders Join Forces as DraftKings, FanDuel Announce Merger
(USA) -- There is breaking news this morning regarding the long-awaited merger of the two largest daily fantasy sports operators, DraftKings and FanDuel.
article NYX integration prepares Global Daily Fantasy Sports for Europe launch
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver-based Global Daily Fantasy Sports has completed its integration with NYX Gaming’s Open Gaming System (OGS) platform, which will allow the...

11/17/2016

article Proposed FanDuel And DraftKings Merger Makes An Interesting Test Case For Trump Antitrust Policy
(USA) -- Just days after the election of casino magnate Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, online gaming companies FanDuel and DraftKings announced...
press release Global Daily Fantasy Sports Provides Product Update; Appoints Chief Revenue Officer
(Vancouver) -- Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. ("Global") (DFS.V) is pleased to provide an update on the development status of its proprietary B2B daily...

11/16/2016

article 5 things to know about a potential DraftKings-FanDuel merger
(USA) -- In the past month, multiple news outlets have reported that the two largest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are in the process of...
article More signs DraftKings, FanDuel are set to merge
(Massachusetts) -- There are fresh signs that DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., the country’s top daily fantasy sports companies, could be on the brink of merging...
article DraftKings, FanDuel Shut Out Of Nevada? Governor Says “No Need For Changes”.
(Nevada) -- The possibility of DraftKings, FanDuel or any other daily fantasy sports site reentering Nevada appears to be growing dim.
article Report: DraftKings, FanDuel have agreed to merge
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings, the Boston-based online daily fantasy sports startup, has agreed to merge with its New York rival, FanDuel.

11/15/2016

article Fantasy Football Betting Begins In Colorado
(Colorado) -- In June, Colorado legalized daily fantasy sports, at the time joining five other states with regulation on the games. Last week, the first brick-and-mortar...
article Fantasy Sports Merger Complete: Fantasy Aces Finalizes Purchase Of Competitor’s Users
(USA) -- Daily fantasy sports operator Fantasy Aces has announced it completed the acquisition of users from another DFS site, Fantasy Feud. The move was the completion...

11/13/2016

article Fantasy football style wagering offered in El Paso County
(Colorado) -- If you’re looking to make some quick cash and you enjoy football, you can now bet on it legally. As of Thursday, fantasy sports wagering at off-track...

11/11/2016

article Colorado becomes first state outside of Nevada to allow fantasy football-style pari-mutuel wagering
(Colorado) -- Fantasy sports wagering went live at off-track betting sites across Colorado on Thursday. While wagering on professional sports in Colorado remains illegal...

11/7/2016

article Two USC alumni create fantasy basketball app
(California) -- Two USC alumni have created a mobile app that allows users to play fantasy basketball with a few swipes of their fingers. Brandon Asherian and Matthew...
article What Fantasy Sports And Music Producers Can Teach Brands About Creativity
(USA) -- What do fantasy sports league Fan Duel and music producer Quincy Jones have in common? They provide unusual lessons on how to be creative and successful with...

11/3/2016

article How daily fantasy sports critics may have made it stronger
(USA) -- As daily fantasy sports (DFS) became incredibly popular and profitable, two DFS enterprises, FanDuel and DraftKings, emerged as the biggest players.
article States Looking at Legalized Fantasy Sports as Revenue Source
(USA) -- A trend is emerging among state legislatures to legalize daily fantasy sports businesses. Just a year ago, daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites were coming under...
article The Nagging Legal Question About FanDuel, DraftKings
(USA) -- Now that the two largest online daily fantasy sports sites are back in the news—nearing a deal to merge into a company drawing $100 million in revenue,...
article Fantasy sports desensitize fans to athlete health
(Canada) -- When fall returns NFL fans rejoice — not only because they can watch their favourite teams, but also because it means another season of fantasy...
article Inside Injuries Is Building A Business Analyzing Pros' Injuries For Sports Fans And Fantasy Players
(USA) -- For fantasy sports players, every little edge helps. Tracy Hankin, chief executive officer of Inside Injuries, thinks she can give them a little extra with...

10/29/2016

article DraftKings, FanDuel merger deal may be getting closer
(New York) -- The long-rumored merger talks between DraftKings and FanDuel may be getting closer to finalizing a deal. The two giants in the daily fantasy sports...

10/28/2016

article Sources: Daily fantasy powerhouses finalizing terms of 'imminent' merger
(USA) -- DraftKings and FanDuel, the two dominant players in the daily fantasy sports industry, are finalizing terms of a merger, multiple sources with knowledge of the...
article Why A Merger Of FanDuel And DraftKings Would Not Survive Antitrust Review
(New York) -- Earlier today, Bloomberg reported that daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings are engaged in merger talks. While it is certainly possible...

10/27/2016

article Indiana commission expects final regulations on daily fantasy sports by summer 2017
(Indiana) -- After Indiana became the second state in the country to authorize daily fantasy sports activities during the 2016 legislative session, the Indiana Gaming...
article Is Daily Fantasy Sports Dying Or Flourishing? The Truth Is Somewhere In The Middle
(USA) -- A narrative I have seen repeated in some segments of the media about the daily fantasy sports industry of late is that it’s dying. Legal concerns and the...

10/26/2016

article Lawmakers: Collecting Child Support From Fantasy Sports Difficult
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission says collecting delinquent child support from paid fantasy sports winners will be difficult. A legislative study committee met...
article DraftKings and FanDuel Settle New York Lawsuit for $12 Million Over false advertisements.
(New York) -- “I’m just a regular guy, who goes to work everyday,” says Chris Prince in a FanDuel infomercial. “Anybody can win. It’s not...
article Fantasy sports websites reach $12M settlement with NY state
(New York) -- Daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel are agreeing to pay $6 million each to settle allegations from New York's attorney general over...
article Two fantasy sports operators settle false advertising claims with $6 million each
(New York) -- The nation’s two biggest operators of daily fantasy sports wagering have agreed to pay $6 million apiece to settle a legal fight with New York state...
article The neck-breaking rise and fall of daily fantasy sports
(USA) -- The apparent cratering of the Draft Kings/Fan Duel phenomenon is largely a tale of greed gone wild, with coatings of arrogance and bullying through advertising...

10/25/2016

article Lawmakers look at rapidly growing fantasy sports industry
(Wisconsin) -- This year more than 57 million people will play fantasy sports in the U.S. and Canada, and in Congress the House Energy and Commerce Committee will debate...

10/24/2016

article FanDuel, DraftKings near settlement with NY
(New York) -- Daily fantasy sports sites are now legal in New York, but FanDuel and DraftKings still aren't in the clear. Fantasy sports betting was legalized in the...
article Fantasy Sports Companies Near Settlement With New York State
(New York) -- The daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel are nearing a settlement agreement with New York’s attorney general over claims that they...
article The End of Daily Fantasy Sports may be near
(USA) -- It was a nice run by Draft Kings and Fan Duel while it lasted. The end of Daily Fantasy Sports may be near. Very near. According to a report this weekend by the...
article 76ers lab chooses a fantasy sport site as first startup
(Philadelphia) -- While the Sixers Innovation Lab wasn't supposed to be up and running at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden until March, the lab'...

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