Fantasy Sports

PrizePicks, Underdog Fantasy, betr Sent Cease and Desist Orders in Florida

Attorney suggests "this could develop into a court case if the companies wish to challenge the cease-and-desist letters. That’s what happened in New York nearly 8 years ago."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/22/2023

These Sportsbook, Daily Fantasy App Downloads Will Blow Your Mind

These Sportsbook, Daily Fantasy App Downloads Will Blow Your Mind

DraftKings is the US market leader when factoring in both their sportsbook and DFS sites.  The average daily downloads are 17.3K.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/21/2023

Can't Play With Sleeper Fantasy Sports From Michigan

Can't Play With Sleeper Fantasy Sports From Michigan

Michigan's aggressive stance against unlicensed sports betting and online gambling apps operating in the state has ensured Sleeper Fantasy Sports will not be available in the Great Lake State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/20/2023

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Pick ‘Em Games Legal From My State?

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Pick ‘Em Games Legal From My State?

PrizePicks and Underdog Fantasy have become the market share leaders in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports, mainly a result of offering popular new contests that closely mirror sportsbook player prop bets.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Sep/18/2023

Is Underdog Fantasy Legal in My State? DFS Company Pleads Its Case

Company blasts FanDuel and DraftKings for complaining and accusing Underdog Fantasy of not operating legally.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/13/2023

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Texas?

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Texas?

You will not be able to bet using the Draftkings sportsbook app from Texas as that state has no intention to offer sports betting.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/08/2023

Things Can Only Get BetR as Sportsbook Launches in VA, Reports 0.05 Percent Handle Market Share in MA

Things Can Only Get BetR as Sportsbook Launches in VA, Reports 0.05 Percent Handle Market Share in MA

The site claimed to have had 70,000 Apple App downloads in the four days ahead of last month's Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/07/2023

WalterPicks More Downloads in Last 30 Days Than FanDuel and DraftKings

WalterPicks More Downloads in Last 30 Days Than FanDuel and DraftKings

"WalterPicks is outpacing them in fantasy football season with an incredible product and perfectly aligned social media marketing," one acquisition expert reports.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/05/2023

Rotogrinders on the Evolution of DFS: From the Salary Cap Format to Today's Pick'em Model

"The category always had the potential for so much more," Adam Wexler, founder of PrizePicks, wrote on his LinkedIn page in response to the article.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/31/2023

PrizePicks Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for Second Straight Year

The three-year growth rate of PrizePicks was 3,712 percent.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/20/2023

Industry Wakeup Call as Sleeper Fantasy Sees 216K Downloads in Two Weeks?

Industry Wakeup Call as Sleeper Fantasy Sees 216K Downloads in Two Weeks?

We here at Gambling911.com can vouch for the fact that these last two weeks have been off the charts with three marquee fights going off.  But some of the numbers we are seeing when it comes to Daily Fantasy Sports downloads continue to impress.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2023

It's War! Underdog Fantasy Founder Tears Into DraftKings, FanDuel, Says New Sportsbook Coming

Jeremy Levy accuses both companies of working behind the scenes to undermine Underdog.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/10/2023

Is Underdog Fantasy Legal in New York State?

Is Underdog Fantasy Legal in New York State?

Plus NFL key player stats odds released by BetUS for 2023 and should Damar Hamlin be such a big favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year?

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/10/2023

Prime Sports to Offer Highest Limits to US Bettors, Vows Not to Boot Them

Prime Sports to Offer Highest Limits to US Bettors, Vows Not to Boot Them

Newcomer Prime Sports is the latest to join the regulated sports gambling market.  This isn't just any newcomer as many of those involved are long time friends of Gambling911.com.

Submitted by t c jackson on, Aug/09/2023

70,000 Apple App Downloads in Four Days for Betr Ahead of Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Fight

70,000 Apple App Downloads in Four Days for Betr Ahead of Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Fight

Betr Picks provides users with the ability to make “More” or “Less” fantasy entries for player lineups based on their projections and in that regard resembles other hybrid DFS platforms like PrizePicks and Underdog Fantasy. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/08/2023

Betr Introduces Real Money Fantasy Sports Vertical That Looks a Lot Like Sports Betting

And they just introduced it in a state that ordered Prizepicks and Underdog Fantasy to cease offering a near identical product.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/01/2023

Is Underdog Fantasy a Sports Betting Site? Wyoming Says 'Yes', Orders Them Out

Meanwhile PrizePicks DFS app has now overtaken both the DraftKings and FanDuel DFS products while Underdog Fantasy has conquered FanDuel and nipping at the heels of heels of DraftKings.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2023

Is PrizePicks Really a Sports Betting App? FanDuel Says Yes

Is PrizePicks Really a Sports Betting App?  FanDuel Says Yes

"There are companies today posing as fantasy sports operators and they are running illegal sportsbooks" - Cesar Fernandez, Head of US State Gov Relations for FanDuel Sportsbook.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/17/2023

Online Sports Betting vs. Daily Fantasy Sports: What's the Difference?

Online Sports Betting vs. Daily Fantasy Sports: What's the Difference?

A recent debate may be riveting and contain some valid points but, as one industry operator recently said, it all comes down to sites like PrizePicks being smart enough to offer a sports betting-like product that doesn't require sportsbook licensing.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/23/2023

Meet Fliff, the New AI Sports Prediction Game That Has One Goal: Destroy the Bookie

It bills itself as the "next generation social sportsbook", a "prediction game that never ends". 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/16/2023

PointsBet CCO Reflects on Demise of Monkey Knife Fight Platform He Helped to Build

PointsBet CCO Reflects on Demise of Monkey Knife Fight Platform He Helped to Build

"I think I'll need some time to fully unpack my feelings but one thing will never change: my undying love (yes love) for all the MKF'ers I had the great fortune to work with and all the incredible partners we collaborated with along the way."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/04/2023

Monkey Knife Fight Website Shut Down

Monkey Knife Fight Website Shut Down

Parent company Bally's slashes the popular DFS website as incoming CEO called the acquisition, made just two years ago, "a mistake".

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/28/2023

Derek Carr Jets Odds Expected to Soar as QB Could Land in New York

As of Sunday morning, the Carr market odds were off the board.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Feb/19/2023

Luka Prop Bet Controversy: “New PrizePicks Crybabies”?

Luka Prop Bet Controversy: “New PrizePicks Crybabies”?

In recent days there's been plenty of talk within the sports betting community over a gimmick offered up by those primarily in the U.S. regulated market: Offering refunds on player props, often when a player suffers an injury.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/28/2023

Bookie Software That Offers Contests

Bookie Software That Offers Contests

Contests are a great way to differentiate yourself from other bookies, especially with the Super Bowl and March Madness right around the corner.  Using contests to market your sportsbook generates plenty of buzz and referrals.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/18/2023

Can I Bet Sports Using My Mobile Phone While Visiting Las Vegas?

Can I Bet Sports Using My Mobile Phone While in Vegas?

There are a number of ways to place sports bets via your mobile phone while visiting Las Vegas.  If you are already registered with a state app, that sportsbook might be licensed in Nevada as well.  Some of the biggest, however, are not.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/11/2023

Is PrizePicks Legal in New York?

Is PrizePicks Legal in New York?

PrizePicks is legal in New York.  It is considered a hybrid daily fantasy game similar to that of DraftKings and FanDuel.  It is NOT considered a sportsbook similar to those licensed and regulated in the state or those accessible but are operating offshore, the later of which are available to those 18 and up and allow bets on in-state schools but are browser-based (no apps).

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/10/2023

Is PrizePicks Legal in the State of Ohio?

Is PrizePicks Legal in the State of Ohio?

PrizePicks is not legal in Ohio even though sports betting is now fully regulated and offshore sportsbooks have been accessible from the Buckeye state for the better part of two decades now.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/02/2023

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Hit With Record Fine: Violated Children's Privacy?

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Hit With Record Fine: Violated Children's Privacy?

Plus former Dallas Cowboys WR, now Jets assistance, Miles Austin suspended for violating NFL gambling policy.  And over 12,000 arrested for illegal World Cup betting.  A former soap star-turned porn entrepreneur also busted.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2022

FanDuel Continues to Kill It: Outshines the Competition Again

FanDuel Continues to Kill It: Outshines the Competition Again

Parlays, synergies between its Daily Fantasy Sports product and sports betting along with a partnership deal with Pat McAfee and Turner Sports has helped FanDuel drive significant revenues for the second quarter of 2022.  FanDuel reported a $22 million adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2022

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