Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

Forbes: Why Daily Fantasy Sports is Taking Over on Wednesday featured a piece on why Daily Fantasy Sports is taking over, and it sure seems that way.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/08/2015

DraftKings Loses Disney: Looking to Raise Another $250 Million

( Fantasy Sports Wire) –, the Boston-based Daily Fantasy Sports company considered second largest in the world, has entered into a lucrative marketing deal with ESPN, however, that sports channel’s parent company, Disney, has opted not to invest in the company.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/26/2015 Next Generation Daily Fantasy Site to Debut August 1: $250K Giveaway

Referring to itself as the “next generation gaming with more transparency, more controls, and more ways to monetize your fantasy sports experience than ever before,” a new Daily Fantasy Sports site is set to debut August 1, 2015. will also be giving away $250,000 to coincide with its launch.

Bukbuk says it has pre-registered in excess of 15,000 active daily fantasy players to assist in beta testing the system.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2015

eSports Online Gambling Site Unikrn About to Close on ‘Major’ 2nd Round of Funding

Speaking to SBC News Sam Cooke on Monday, Rahul Sood, co-founder of eSports online gambling site Unikrn, revealed his firm is about to receive another round of secured funding.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2015 The Answer to Both Traditional and Daily Fantasy Linkage

With the launch of Atlanta-based SidePrize last week, there is now a way for players to enjoy both worlds of Fantasy Sports: Traditional and Daily.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Businesses Must Be Classified as Gambling Sites in UK

( Fantasy Sports Wire) - An interesting dilemma has arisen with news that Daily Fantasy Sports powerhouse DraftKings recently submitted an application with the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.  Their intent was not immediately known but the presumption is that DraftKings will one day like to be regulated in the United Kingdom. After all, rival was actually founded in the UK.

But this is an industry that is working hard to present itself as providing an activity not deemed to be gambling.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/19/2015 Fantasy Soccer Contests Pay Out $10,000: High Rollers Delight

(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - and sister site are always on the lookout for the best in Daily and Weekly Fantasy contests. has its head-to-head Soccer contests that pay out $10,600.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/18/2015

Forbes is Speaking at the First Ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - Joining the likes of CBS Sports, AlphaDraft, Vulcun, Shamrock Investments, FanWars and more, can reveal that Forbes will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach this coming August 6-7.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/18/2015

DraftKings British Open Millionaire Maker Announced as US Open Contest Sold Out

(G911 Fantasy Sports Wire) - has announced that the PGA Millionaire Maker for the US Open is now sold out.  With a small number of satellites still going, DraftKings was allowing tickets to be converted to DK dollars or an entry into the British Open Millionaire Maker on July 16, 2015.  The British Open is commonly referred to as just The Open.  It is one of the most wagered on events in the UK.

Contest details appear below.  Drafting for this event was not yet available on June 17.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/17/2015

What is the Best Fantasy Golf Site for Real Cash? has been reviewing a number of Fantasy Golf sites to determine which is the best for winning real cash.  It becomes pretty obvious when looking at the contest offerings across the Net. clearly has some of the biggest real cash prizes.  The problem with a mega site the likes of DraftKings is the number of entrants.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/16/2015

DraftKings Expanding Into Sports Media With Playbook Hires

(G911 Fantasy Sports News Wire) - DraftKings Playbook Media arm has gone from just two employees to a staff of 25. writes:

It now churns out a steady stream of online posts offering the kind of fantasy advice that DraftKings users have traditionally sought from the likes of ESPN and Rotoworld.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2015

Sportech to Take Over in $7 Million Deal

(G911 News Wire) -, the third largest Daily Fantasy Sports site, but by a rather large margin, has been sold to Random Outcome USA, a newly formed subsidiary of Sportech.  MGT will sell all of its Daily Fantasy Sports ventures as part of the deal, reported to be worth $7 million, $4 million of which will be in cash.  MGT will retain an equity interest in the new company as well.  This includes common stock and warrants.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2015

FantasyAces World Baseball Championship Promises $250K, $100K First Prize

DraftKings isn’t the only Daily Fantasy Sports site offering top cash prizes this summer.  Mid-tier DFS site has its World Baseball Championship, promising $250,000 in prize money including a $100,000 first place prize and $50,000.00 awarded to second place. just took part in a reverse merger with Vancouver-based, so it appears as if they are in for the long haul and have some capital behind them. has provided Fanta

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/14/2015

DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker to Make One Person a Millionaire This Week

One of the world’s biggest Daily Fantasy Sports sites,, will be offering the chance to win a cool million with this week’s US Open and its Golf Millionaire Maker contest.


Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/13/2015

Breaking News: CBS Sports to Attend Daily Fantasy Sports Expo has confirmed that CBS Sports, one of the leaders in season long Fantasy Sports, will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach June 7-8.  More details were forthcoming.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/11/2015

Best Daily Fantasy Sports Golf Contests takes a look at some of the best Daily Fantasy Sports Golf contests being offered across the Net.

The $75K US Open Golf Contest at offers a $14000 grand prize, $8400 for 2nd and $5240 for 3rd.

This is a 156 player event.  It is a 156 player “you win and you’re in” contest from the folks in Austin, Texas who run, a mid-tier Daily Fantasy Sports site.

Nine-month qualifiers were being offered leading up to the $75K US Open Golf Contest.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jun/10/2015

League of Legends - LoL Master Series Betting Odds – 11 Thru 15 June

League of Legends LoL Master Series betting odds were being offered by a handful of established online gambling ventures including William Hill, Pinnacle Sports and Bet365.  Sorry, US players not accepted at this time.

The eSports fan based was recently projected to top that of the NFL by 2017, this is being propelled heavily by League of Legends.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/10/2015

Fantasy Sports Combine to Take Place in Vegas Despite NFL Ruffling Its Feathers

DENVER – (Associated Press) - Organizers of the Fantasy Sports Combine are going ahead with plans for their inaugural event in Las Vegas next month in contrast to the Tony Romo-led Fantasy Football Convention that was scuttled after the NFL reiterated its policy banning active players from making promotional appearances at casinos.

The Fantasy Football Convention was slated to have more than 100 NFL players participating in autograph sessions, photo ops and fantasy-related events.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/10/2015

Gaming Nation Purchases All Shares in Fantasy Feud

TORONTO - Gaming Nation Inc. (formerly Oceanside Capital Corp. TSXV: OCC) (the "Company" or "Gaming Nation") (TSXV: FAN) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced reverse takeover transaction with Gaming Nation Acquisition Corp. ("GNAC") and has today purchased, directly and indirectly, all of the shares of 5050 Central Ltd. and its subsidiary 5050 Central-Delaware Inc., Fantasy Feud Inc., Guru Fantasy Reports, Inc. and Stevo Design, Inc.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/09/2015

Fantasy Aces Daily Fantasy Sports Site Enters Into Reverse Merger With DraftTeam

It was revealed on Monday that Vancouver-based DraftTeam and California-based have entered into a “reverse merger” deal whereby the later company will retain its executives and employees to run the newly created Daily Fantasy venture. It will trade on the Vancouver Stock Exchange.

On a combined basis and for the 5-month period ended May 31, 2015, Fantasy Aces Daily Fantasy Sports Corp. has:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/09/2015

NFL Denies Calling Players and Their Parents to Cancel Fantasy Event: Romo Livid

Following news Monday that an NFL Fantasy Sports themed expo had been cancelled due to the league’s policy prohibiting players from holding events in casinos, event organizer Tony Romo took to the airwaves Tuesday morning to express his disgust.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/09/2015 eSports Daily Fantasy Site Credits Twitch for Its Success

A co-founder in the eSports Daily Fantasy website says that Twitch has played a significant role in getting his company off the ground and running.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/08/2015

Ex-NBA Commissioner David Stern Wants Daily Fantasy Sports…. For Horse Racing?

Speaking before the Pan American Conference event for horse racing, former NBA Commissioner David Stern suggested that Thoroughbred racing should start to embrace Daily Fantasy Sports.

“Fantasy is another way to get people interested in your sport and you can go one better than fantasy because with Thoroughbred racing they can make a legal wager anytime they want. Fantasy has demonstrated what we already knew: Americans love to gamble.”

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jun/08/2015

Why The NFL Cancelled Tony Romo's National Fantasy Football Convention

The National Football League this weekend demanded that Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo cancel a Daily Fantasy themed event scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next month, citing a league policy prohibiting players from appearing in casinos.

Romo, who recently joined Twitter, wrote that the league canceled the event. The Dallas quarterback said he was “sad for the fans and players.”

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/07/2015 Review From Is This Daily Fantasy Site Safe?

Our sister website has published its review of Vancouver-based Daily Fantasy Sports site in terms of its financial stability. discusses the possibility of this site going broke, its public offering and the folks behind the firm.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/06/2015 Review, Early Report Released by sister site reports the anticipated launch of and has provided an early review of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Daily Fantasy Sports site.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/06/2015 Does This Site Have Money? Is It Financially Sound? or simply Draft is indeed a financially sound company that recently raised $3.5 million from various investors.  It focuses exclusively on the mobile daily fantasy market.

Upfront Ventures led the round, with participation from Advancit Capital, BoxGroup, The Chernin Group, and QueensBridge Venture Partners.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/03/2015

Does Your Daily Fantasy Site Have Money Behind It? Are They Broke?

With abruptly going out of business last week, Daily Fantasy Sports players need to understand that – just because it is legal, doesn’t mean it’s entirely safe. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/03/2015

eSports Sites Raising Big Money for Fantasy, Betting: Vulcun, Unikrn, AlphaDraft

It’s yet another aspect of the Daily Fantasy Sports phenomenon, eSports, with the three main players announcing additional monies raised over the past few months.

Vulcan, the biggest of the bunch, says it managed to raise $13.4m (£8.6m) and paid out over $1.1m (£713,000) in prize money to over 117,000 fans in its opening three months.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/31/2015

1-day Fantasy Sports Contests – MLB, Golf, More… was offering 1-day fantasy sports contests with payouts reportedly totaling $750,000 during the month of May alone.

According to the Fantasy Feud website, their one-day fantasy MLB contests start as low as $1.00.

Fantasy Feud allows drafts for NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB across many draft variations.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/30/2015

Breaking News

China's Top Regulators Ban Crypto Trading and Mining, Sending Bitcoin Tumbling

China's Top Regulators Ban Crypto Trading and Mining, Sending Bitcoin Tumbling

China's most powerful regulators on Friday intensified a crackdown on cryptocurrencies with a blanket ban on all crypto transactions and mining, hitting bitcoin and other major coins and pressuring crypto and blockchain-related stocks.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers NFL Week 3 Odds

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers NFL Week 3 Odds

Just a few seasons ago these teams hooked up in the NFC Championship. There’s a chance both make a return trip, which would be the third straight for the Green Bay Packers. This season got off to rocky start with the Pack getting waxed by New Orleans in the opener when they failed to score a touchdown.

Not So Fast: Oddsmakers Hold Off on Boosting Panthers Futures Odds With Christian McCaffrey Injured

Not So Fast: Oddsmakers Hold Off on Boosting Panthers Futures Odds With Christian McCaffrey Injured

The Carolina Panthers, for the moment anyway, lead the NFC South.  The big news here is that the 3-0 Panthers opened the season as 10-1 longshots to win the division.  Of course, the reigning Super Bowl champion Bucs still look solid but face off against another 2022 Super Bowl hopeful, the Rams in LA, this coming Sunday.