WSJ: Fantasy Sports Site DraftKings Says It Will Operate in Much of EU

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DraftKings looking to the EU: From the: Wall Street Journal Chris Kirkham “We looked at what allowed us to become successful in the U.S., and one of the key factors was that we came into a marketplace where there was already a strong culture of fantasy sports,” Mr. Haas said. More than 90% of players on DraftKings today are from … Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

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Regulations Don’t Apply to Casual, Season-Long Fantasy Sports Games January 12, 2017 With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. … Read More

Coming soon: A president with experience in the business of sports

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By Bob Hohler on November 10, 2016   President-elect Donald J. Trump, who will arrive at the White House with more experience in the business of sports than any of his predecessors, could exercise his power to shape the future of American athletics. A three-sport high school star who in the 1960s drew interest from the Red Sox, Trump will … Read More

Students compete and keep in touch through fantasy football

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By Nathan Albrinck on November 7, 2016   On any given Sunday at Dartmouth, the television room in the Collis Center is swarming with two things: New England Patriots fans and fantasy football players. While the Patriots fans celebrate Tom Brady’s most recent superhuman accomplishment, the fantasy football players manically check their lineups for injuries, scrounge for players on the … Read More

Massachusetts Study Panel Meets To Explore Regulatory Paths For DFS, Online Gambling

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By Steve Ruddock on November 2, 2016   On Monday, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met for the first time. The existence of the panel is a result of a daily fantasy sports bill the legislature passed in August. The bill legalized daily fantasy sports in Massachusetts, using the regulations crafted … Read More

The war between DraftKings and FanDuel and the NY Attorney General is over

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By Daniel Roberts on October 25, 2016   Eleven months after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel cease-and-desist letters demanding they stop doing business in the state, the war between the official and the two companies is over. It ended in a $12 million settlement. See the entire article on Yahoo! News … Read More

76ers lab chooses a fantasy sport site as first startup

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By Jonathan Takiff October 24, 2016   While the Sixers Innovation Lab wasn’t supposed to be up and running at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden until March, the lab’s newly named managing director Seth Berger has already spotted a new venture he couldn’t resist helping. “One of the young men behind it — Dylan Elder, a Georgetown University student … Read More

Ex-inmate’s ‘second chance’ includes $300K fantasy football win

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By Jeff Barker October 17, 2016   Eddie Rybolt often contemplates the wild swings of his life — the homeless years, the addictions and prison time and, finally, how his luck one day turned on a dime. Or rather a quarter. Paroled after serving three years on an attempted robbery conviction, Rybolt parlayed a 25-cent fantasy football wager into $300,000, … Read More

Lawmaker eyes bill protecting daily fantasy sports in Texas

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By Matt Wiggins September 9, 2016   AUSTIN – Thursday marked the first game of the NFL season, and for millions of Americans, that means fantasy football. As beer joints across Texas become draft central, fantasy football fans are once again dreaming of championships — and in some cases, big bucks. For the fantasy team owner whose office pool isn’t enough, … Read More