Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

Why iGaming Must Adapt to the Needs of Millennials or Die

Why iGaming Must Adapt to the Needs of Millennials or Die

'By 2020, the millennial generation will represent 50% of the work force, that is, more or less 50% of our market. Therefore it is crucial to start listening to them.''

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/15/2017

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

On June 10, 2016, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1404, a bill to regulate fantasy contests and fantasy contest operators in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

FanDuel Adds Fantasy Golf Ahead of Merger With DraftKings

FanDuel Adds Fantasy Golf Ahead of Merger With DraftKings

The world’s biggest Daily Fantasy Sports website on Tuesday announced it had added fantasy golf ahead of its merger with Boston-based DraftKings.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2017

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has added more than 100 jobs in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

Oulala Raises New Funding Round

The DFS company has appointed two new senior directors

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2016

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

Fantasy Sports Bill Would Ensure Legality in State of Ohio

A bill introduced this past week in the Ohio Senate looks to ensure that fantasy sports remains legal in the Buckeye State.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2016

Oulala clinches the Best Fantasy Sports Product Award

Oulala.com, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, won the award for 'Best Fantasy Sports Product' at SBC Awards ceremony in London.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2016

DraftKings, FanDuel Are Merging

DraftKings, FanDuel Are Merging

Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/18/2016

DraftKings, FanDuel Agree to $12M Settlement With New York

DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2016

Anti-Gambling Group Files Suit to Stop DraftKings, FanDuel in NY

An anti-gambling group called Stop Predatory Gambling has filed a lawsuit this week claiming that New York lawmakers violated the state constitution in allowing Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to re-enter the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2016

New Daily Fantasy Sports Firm Sportito Dives Into UK Market

The latest entry into the European Daily Fantasy Sports market promises to cover 40 different football leagues and entry fees as low as £2. 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/18/2016

ESPN Fantasy App Fumbles

ESPN’s Fantasy Sports app crashed during one of the biggest days of the year, the premier of the new NFL season.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2016

Grand Fantasy Sports Launched by Minnesota Indian Tribes

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Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2016

Malta Aims To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports Out of Europe

Malta set to become the first European country to specifically regulate DFS Malta’s gaming regulator will roll out a specific skill game licence

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Could Resume in Nevada

Daily fantasy sports sites that were ordered to stop Nevada operations last year because they didn’t have a gambling license could be making a comeback.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports to Resume in New York State Ahead of NFL Season

DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major League Baseball playoffs.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2016

Group Contemplates Lawsuit Over Fantasy Sports in New York

With passage of legislation that will now permit Daily Fantasy Sports in the state of New York under more stringent licensing guidelines, an anti-online gambling group has contemplated a lawsuit to try to prevent such companies from gaining access to the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/17/2016

Premier Punt Joins Forces With Southampton Football Club

Premier Punt Joins Forces With Southampton Football Club

Southampton Football Club announced that Premier Punt have become their Official Fantasy Sports Betting Partner. 

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2016

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Enters Into Strategic Relationship With NYX

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (TSXV:DFS) (the “Company”) wishes to announce a strategic relationship with NYX Gaming Group Limited (“NYX”) (TSXV:NYX) and that it intends to complete an additional private placement for up to $6 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2016

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Legal in Colorado: Can I Play DraftKings, FanDuel?

Colorado is one of the few states that have specifically legalized Daily Fantasy Sports.  As such, the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel are permitted.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2016

Al Ross, Busted in 1998, is Back in the Game With a New DFS Site

It won't be long before you will be able to go into your local sports bar and, utilizing a small betting kiosk there, legally wager on daily fantasy sports.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2016

At Least 6 States Adopt Fantasy Sports Laws; 21 Others Don't

The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2016

Rob Gronkowski to Take Part in First Ever DraftKings ‘Fantasy Sports Fest’

DraftKings on Tuesday announced it will host the first ever “Fantasy Sports Fest” at Gillette Stadium this August (exact dates not immediately known at the time this was going to press). 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/12/2016

Delaware DOJ Declares Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal in That State

Delaware DOJ Declares Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal in That State

The Delaware Department of Justice announced Friday that real cash Daily Fantasy Sports sites have officially been ordered to cease operations in that state. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2016

Hargett Says Tennessee Ready to Enforce New Law Regulating Fantasy Sports Companies

A state agency has a new name and new rules to handle a General Assembly-passed law last session that legalized fantasy sports betting in Tennessee and regulates it

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/05/2016

Indiana to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Indiana will become only the second state to specifically legalize Daily Fantasy Sports contests.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2016

NFL Commissioner’s NYS Assemblyman Cousin Says DFS is Gambling

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that Daily Fantasy Sports is not gambling.  The league has entered into partnership deals with both FanDuel and DraftKings through its various franchises.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/17/2016

FanDuel and DraftKings in Merger Talks

The two largest daily fantasy sports companies, FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., are in early-stage talks to merge, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the industry faces a crackdown by U.S. states over whether it runs illegal gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/13/2016

11 States Could Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports By Year’s End

11 States Could Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports By Year’s End

As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year, according to an analyst who closely tracks the issue.

Submitted by Guest on, May/31/2016

SportsLock.com The Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Shut Down

  • Company to stop offering contests on Thursday May 26
  • SportsLock.com co-founder: ‘It ‘s so hard to be an independent operator right now”
  • Customers funds must be withdrawn by May 31
  • Some customers might not be aware of closure until they are ready to start playing again come Football season
Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2016

Breaking News

One Dead in Vegas Strip Shooting

A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting on the Las Vegas strip.

Poker Tables Disappearing From Casinos

The Las Vegas Strip is about to lose nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.

Fight Over Gambling Led Man to Run Over Wife Four Times

Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a man drove over his ex-wife four times in the driveway of their Quincy home, killing her, after they fought over his alleged gambling last year.