Fantasy Sports Industry News

Fantasy Sports Industry News

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

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, Oct/19/2017

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

Boom Fantasy Blowing Up the Competition

Boom Fantasy Blowing Up the Competition

Site is more than 10 times larger than it was just a year ago

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/28/2017

ESPN Criticized for Fantasy Football Auction That Resembled Slave Auction

ESPN Criticized for Fantasy Football Auction That Resembled Slave Auction

The footage of an auctioneer "selling" New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. led to some on Twitter to voice their outrage.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2017

FastPick.com First NJ-Licensed DFS Product Available to Jersey Residents Online

FastPick.com First NJ-Licensed DFS Product Available to Jersey Residents Online

Resorts Digital Gaming, LLC is thrilled to announce their plans to launch the next wave of innovation in Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) at www.FastPick.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2017

New Jersey Casino Becomes the First to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey Casino Becomes the First to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let customers play daily fantasy sports contests for money. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2017

FanDuel Funding Dries Up, Payments Overdue as Merger Deal Quashed

FanDuel Funding Dries Up, Payments Overdue as Merger With DraftKings Quashed

Companies House records show FanDuel's accounts for the period to 31 December 2015 are overdue as of 30 June.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/10/2017

Former Taj Mahal to Offer Fantasy Sports When it Reopens as Hard Rock

Documents obtained by Legal Sports Report show that the Taj Mahal new owners intend to offer Fantasy Sports as part of its commitment to entice Millennials.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/22/2017

Fantasy Site Merger Challenged

Fantasy Site Merger Challenged

Federal regulators say they will file a complaint against the merger of the FanDuel and DraftKings fantasy sports sites.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/19/2017

North Carolina Backs Off Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations: Would Foster Gambling

North Carolina Backs Off Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations: Would Foster Gambling

Some North Carolina legislators turned back efforts Wednesday to regulate the fast-growing yet uncertain fantasy sports industry

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2017

Paddy Power Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Draft

Paddy Power Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Operator Draft

The largest sports betting firm, Dublin-based Paddy Power, has acquired Daily Fantasy Sports operator Draft.

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2017

DraftDay the Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Casualty

DraftDay the Latest Daily Fantasy Sports Casualty

The site will remain active for 60 days while players withdraw their funds

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2017

Lawmakers Looking to Tax, Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

Lawmakers Looking to Tax, Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports companies estimate more than 200,000 people in New Hampshire are participating in their games.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2017

Why Two-Thirds of Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Have Shut Down in Last Year

Why Two-Thirds of Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Have Shut Down in Last Year

Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger between DraftKings and FanDuel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2017

NBA Inks New International Daily Fantasy Sports Deal With PlayOn

NBA Inks New International Daily Fantasy Sports Deal With PlayOn

The new partner will create games in Asia, Europe and Latin America. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2017

Bill to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports in Texas Left Pending

A bill exempting paid online fantasy sports sites from Texas anti-gambling laws has begun a potentially contentious journey through the Legislature.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2017

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

Breaking News

Ronconi Takes Home $175k on HPT

Ronconi Takes Home $175k on HPT

Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) kicked off its 2018 season in a big way at Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago. The Main Event drew 544 entries, building a total prize pool of $783,360. In the end Naperville, Illinois' Darryl Ronconi came out on top, collecting $175,482 and the new custom-designed champion's watch.

France Appoints Digital Currency Mission Leader

France Appoints Digital Currency Mission Leader

Each day, different governments are trying to regulate digital currencies. Starting with USA, South Korea, and China many countries are restricting. The aim is to track how digital currencies spread. France is the latest to come up with the law. French Minister for Economy Bruno Le Maire makes the announcement.

Police Officers Indicted in Gambling Case Believed Tied to Poker Pro

Federal prosecutors are accusing a current Wichita police officer and a former officer of obstruction of justice for their roles in identifying a suspected undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling.