Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

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

DraftKings Issues Statement About Possible Partnership With NJ Casino

DraftKings Issues Statement About Possible Partnership With NJ Casino

“DraftKings, with the world’s most popular daily fantasy sports platform and nearly 10 million sports-mad customers, is perfectly positioned to succeed in a legal sports betting market."

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2018

DraftKings Seeks Casino Partners for Sports Betting

DraftKings Seeks Casino Partners for Sports Betting

DraftKings says it has contacted potential casino partners in New Jersey with an eye to offering sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/30/2018

DraftKings to Offer Single Game Daily Fantasy for Major League Baseball

DraftKings has announced it will continue offering single-game Daily Fantasy Sports extending into the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2018

DraftKings Hires Head of Sportsbook in Anticipation of U.S. Legalized Sports Betting

DraftKings Hires Head of Sportsbook in Anticipation of U.S. Legalized Sports Betting

Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings has announced the hire of Sean Hurley to head up its new sportsbook division.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2018

FundFantasy Simulated Investing Contests Enhances Bonus Structure

FundFantasy Simulated Investing Contests Enhances Bonus Structure

With FundFantasy’s presale having been sold out, and their public token sale concluded, the FundFantasy project has made tremendous advancements, and have made some interesting changes to their bonus structure. The new model is simpler and is designed to avoid congestion on the Ethereum network. 

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2018

DraftKings Sees Opening With Legalized Sports Betting

DraftKings Sees Opening With Legalized Sports Betting

With its foothold in fantasy sports, DraftKings couldn't bear to sit out another Super Bowl.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/03/2018

MyDFS Announces Its Cryptocurrency Now Available for Sale

MyDFS Announces Its Cryptocurrency Now Available for Sale

Daily Fantasy Sports site MyDFS is betting blockchain to redefine its games through better transparency.  The startup has just put its tokens on sale with a hard cap set at $100 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/28/2018

DraftKings to Hire 300 New Employees, Relocate

DraftKings to Hire 300 New Employees, Relocate

Daily Fantasy Sports company DraftKings announced Thursday it will be hiring 300 new employees by mid-2019 and relocating its headquarters from near South Station to Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2018

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry an Epic Fail in New York State

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry an Epic Fail in New York State

So much for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry generating all that massive tax revenue for New York State.  Turns out it was all a fantasy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/10/2018

Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Allow Contests on College Football

Daily Fantasy Sports Site to Allow Contests on College Football

The Daily Fantasy Sports website Boom Fantasy has announced it will be offering DFS contests for the College Football bowl season.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/26/2017

Oulala Captures Best DFS Product Award at SBC

Oulala Captures Best DFS Product Award at SBC

Hosted by former footballer Luis Garcia and sports presenter Matt Lorenzo, the event featured a full 28 award categories this year – 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and 17 Supplier awards.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/07/2017

Interview with Founders of DFS App POANG, Ohio Lawmakers Approve Sector

Interview with Founders of DFS App POANG, Ohio Lawmakers Approve Sector

Fuelled by ambition and belief in their novel idea, three young Maltese entrepreneurs quit their full-time jobs to focus on a novel venture: creating a fantasy football app.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/06/2017

DFS Provider Oulala Partners With Bravio to Target Indian Mobile Market

DFS Provider Oulala Partners With Bravio to Target Indian Mobile Market

Oulala, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, will expand its monetised platform via its new partnership with Bravio, initially seeking to penetrate the relatively untapped Indian mobile market networks.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/29/2017

Betsson Group Partners With Scout Gaming to Provide DFS, Paddy and Hill Want Crown

Betsson Group Partners With Scout Gaming to Provide DFS, Paddy and Hill Want Crown

Betsson Group has joined forces with Scout Gaming to launch its very own Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/27/2017

FanDuel CEO Parts Ways: Former CFO Returns to Take His Place

FanDuel CEO Parts Ways: Former CFO Returns to Take His Place

FanDuel today announced that the Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Eccles, who cofounded the company in 2009 redefining the fantasy sports industry, is leaving the company and stepping down from the Board of Directors to focus on his next venture.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/20/2017

PA Becomes 4th US State to Legalize Online Poker, DFS Too

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what's already the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, as Pennsylvania government leaders searched for money to plug holes in the state's tattered finances.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2017

Sigma 2017: The European Fantasy Sports Summit

Sigma 2017: The European Fantasy Sports Summit

Sigma 2017 is just around the corner and Gambling911.com will be in Malta to participate.  Among the agenda events, the European Fantasy Sports Summit.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2017

Michigan the Latest State to Look at Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports

Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2017

The Industry Eye – Season 3 Episode 1: DFS in Ireland, UK Bookies Play With Fire

Ireland could soon be home to DraftKings.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2017

Can I Play FanDuel From My State This Football Season?

Can I Play FanDuel From My State This Football Season?

You may be seeing a lot of ads for the Daily Fantasy Sports site FanDuel and asking yourself if it is okay to play there from your state.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2017

Breaking News

A Bookie’s Guide to Creating a BetAlert Strategy for NFL Betting

NFL training camp starts next week, so online bookies are switching fears to NFL betting and getting a head start with the BetAlert tool. We’ve laid out a strategy for online bookies to use in order to get the most out of this tool. Get it here!

Ocean Resort Casino Sports Book Review

Ocean Resort Casino Sports Book is now open and operated by William Hill, one of the leading bookmaking firms in the world.

Start a Bitcoin Sportsbook Online in Mississippi

The US Supreme Court opened the doors to legalizing sports betting across all 50 states this past May, including Mississippi, providing each state comes up with their own laws.