Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

Draftkings 'Inadvertently' Cancels WNBA Contests: Players Fuming

Some customers of Draftkings have taken to Twitter over the past 24 hours to express their disgust with the daily fantasy sports provider's decision to cancel three WNBA contests on Saturday (June 8).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/09/2019

Sports Betting Language Could Kill Louisiana Fantasy Bill

Sports Betting Language Could Kill Louisiana Fantasy Bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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 the tax and regulatory provisions required to start the betting, before the legislative session ends Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/04/2019

Monkey Knife Fight PGA Games - Tiger Wood Refunds

Monkey Knife Fight PGA Games - Tiger Wood Refunds

Gambling911.com has previously highlighted How to Play on Monkey Knife Fight, the exciting new hybrid fantasy sports product that inches ever so close to sports betting now that the US Supreme Court has ruled to allow this form of gambling.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/31/2019

Sports Betting News: Hearings Underway in Mass, Rotogrinders, PocketFive Acquired

Hearings were underway Tuesday and Wednesday to determine if sports betting should be legalized in the state of Massachusetts.  The public will offer feedback on Wednesday. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/28/2019

Sports Betting News: Disney Now Owns Share of Draftkings?

Sports Betting News: Disney Now Owns Share of Draftkings?

One small part of the massive deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox included the stake in daily fantasy sports and sports betting company DraftKings, Legal Sports Report confirmed on Monday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/20/2019

You're Not Welcome: Illinois Bill Seeks to Prevent Entrance by Draftkings, FanDuel

Language in a current version of bill floating around Illinois legislature seeks to keep out US legal sports betting titans FanDuel and Draftkings, both of which have absolutely cornered the NJ market.  The Cook County record suggests there will most certainly be legal repercussions.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/18/2019

Monkey Knife Fight Review l Complaints

Monkey Knife Fight Review l Complaints

Monkey Knife Fight is an online fantasy sports prop hybrid site that is licensed in California.  It has evolved (pun intended) out of a May 2018 US Supreme Court decision that now permits sports wagering, essentially testing the limits, but not quite crossing the line.   

Submitted by steve cooper on, May/14/2019

Prop Bets the Biggest Bridge that Brings Sports Betting and Fantasy Together

There are obvious common synergies between fantasy sports and sports wagering.  But there is one in particular that truly brings the two together.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, May/07/2019

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, May/01/2019

FanDuel CEO Matt King Talks Legalized Sports Betting in the USA

FanDuel CEO Matt King Talks Legalized Sports Betting in the USA

Matt King, FanDuel CEO, joins "Squawk on the Street" to talk sports betting as more laws are passed to make betting on sporting events legal in more states.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2019

Can I Play on Monkey Knife Fight From My State? Not in California, Texas, New Jersey, More

Can I Play on Monkey Knife Fight From My State?  Not in California, Texas, New Jersey, More

Ever since we began profiling all the rage in hybrid fantasy sports games, Monkey Knife Fight, the inquiries have been through the roof here at Gambling911.com.   But not all of you can enjoy this fun prop battle.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/22/2019

How Does Monkey Knife Fight Work?

How Does Monkey Knife Fight Work?

Monkey Knife Fight is the first of what will likely be many hybrid fantasy game formats that approach the line on what is sports betting without actually crossing over it.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/21/2019

Iowa Sports Betting Bill Passes in Senate

Iowa Sports Betting Bill Passes in Senate

A bill that would legalize betting on sporting events and fantasy sports in Iowa has passed the Senate and is expected to be considered as soon as Monday in the House.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/19/2019

2019 PGA Tournament Bets Could Prove Record Shattering

2019 PGA Tournament Bets Could Prove Record Shattering

A combination of Tiger Woods resurgence and big name fantasy sports companies heavy promotion of golf events will likely translate into this year's PGA Championship being among the most wagered on events in 2019.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/15/2019

Tiger Woods Costs FanDuel $2 Million

Tiger Woods Costs FanDuel $2 Million

Company claims 21 percent of future bets were on Tiger Woods

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Apr/15/2019

Which States Block the DraftKings App?

Which States Block the DraftKings App?

A total of nine states block the Draftkings app for daily fantasy sports.  Only New Jersey currently offers the Draftkings sports betting app.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/24/2018

Surprise! NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

Surprise!  NBA and FanDuel Expand Partnership to Include Sports Betting

FanDuel will become authorized gaming operator of the NBA

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/18/2018

Buffalo Wild Wings Partners With Draftkings - Introducing Blazin’ Fantasy Football

America’s largest sports bar is launching a first-of-its-kind-partnership with DraftKings for an exclusive fantasy football game called “Blazin’ Fantasy Football".

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2018

DraftKings Mobile Wagering in New Jersey

FanDuel may dominate the sports betting scene in the Meadowlands during NFL Sundays when the place is packed, but it is their biggest competitor that will make it into the homes of all New Jersey residents looking to place a bet.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2018

FanDuel Live Scoring Delays Have Customers Fantasizing About DraftKings...But Same Issues

The popular Daily Fantasy Sports provider FanDuel came under fire over the weekend for lagging with their live scoring feature.  The company was investigating the issue.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2018

How the DFS Sites Are Doing: $3.2 Billion in Handle Over Past 12 Months

How the DFS Sites Are Doing: $3.2 Billion in Handle Over Past 12 Months

Legal Sports on Thursday provided a glimpse into how the Daily Fantasy Sports sector has performed over the past year, noting that the numbers are not broken down by operator.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/16/2018

DraftKings and Resorts Team Up to Offer Legalized Sports Betting in U.S.

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 the emerging legal sports betting market.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2018

Louisiana the Latest State to Determine Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sports

Louisiana the Latest State to Determine Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sports

Voters will decide whether fantasy sports games through online sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel will be legalized in Louisiana.

Submitted by Guest on, May/27/2018

Video - Paddy Power and FanDuel Merge: Offers Easy Entry Into US Sports Betting Market

CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on the latest merger between European operator Paddy Power Betfair and U.S.-based daily fantasy sports company Fanduel which is now getting into sports betting after a recent Supreme Court decision. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2018

Paddy Power Buys FanDuel

Paddy Power Betfair (PPB.I) (PPB.L) has agreed to merge its U.S. business with fantasy sports company FanDuel to target the U.S. sports betting market that is set to open up in the coming years, the Irish bookmaker said on Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2018

DraftKings Will Begin Offering Sports Betting in US Following Decision

DraftKings Will Begin Offering Sports Betting in US Following Decision

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings says it's poised to enter the sports betting market after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bans gambling on sports in most states.

Submitted by Guest on, May/14/2018

Samantha Bee to Eric Schneiderman: 'You Are Trash and We Do Not Need You'

The late night comics have taken a week off from bashing the U.S. President Donald Trump to taking on disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2018

Schneiderman Hires Top Defense Attorney

Schneiderman Hires Top Defense Attorney

Eric Schneiderman, the disgraced former New York State Attorney General, has hired prominent defense attorney Isabelle Kirshner to represent him as he desperately tried to dodge reporters outside his Manhattan apartment Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2018

Mayor de Blasio Wants Disgraced State AG to Face Criminal Charges Following Assault Claims

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for disgraced state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to face criminal charges after he was accused Monday of assaulting at least four women. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2018

AG Behind DraftKings, FanDuel Crackdown Accused of Violence Against Four Women, Resigns

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is being asked to step down by that state's Governor Andrew Cuomo following allegations he attacked at least four different women. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2018

Breaking News

Bitcoin Bang as Crypto Tops $9200

Bitcoin Bang as Crypto Tops $9200

Bitcoin, the best known of the cryptocurrencies, has reached over $9200 Monday morning. 

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 17 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Monday June 17, 2019.

Sportsbook Solution Catering to the Boise Market

Sportsbook Solution Catering to the Boise Market

It's one thing to have access to an online sportsbook solution that generates fresh lines and allows players to seamlessly place bets, it's another to have a solution that caters specifically to the Boise, Idaho market.