Inside the $1 million U.S. Open DFS drama

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ESPN By: David Purdum This is a Father’s Day tale of two Texas dads, who endured a million-dollar sweat that was decided by 1.5 points on the 18th green of the U.S. Open. The winner of DraftKings’ U.S. Open Millionaire Maker was a newbie, who was ragged on by buddies for using his real name as the screen name on … Read More

Daily fantasy sports is more than a game

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CBS News By: Jonathan Berr Many fantasy sports enthusiasts are no longer satisfied with winning bragging rights from their friends. Now they’re increasingly vying for cash prizes from leagues that don’t require them to wait an entire season to get a payout. And the surging popularity of daily fantasy leagues run by DraftKings and FanDuel has caught the attention of … Read More

DraftKings puts ‘pedal down’ to become one of Boston’s hottest startups

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The Boston Globe By: Scott Kirsner In early 2012, three friends agreed to quit their jobs to start a fantasy sports company called DraftKings. One of them, Paul Liberman, had a spare bedroom at his condo in Watertown, and that served as the startup’s first office. Important meetings were held in the living room, when Liberman’s fiancée was out.   … Read More

Lost a Fantasy Game? Try Again Tomorrow

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The New York Times By: Joe Drape BOSTON — As with many start-ups, the idea was born from trivia that suddenly did not seem so useless — the statistics of professional athletes. Even in his youth, Jason Robins was in touch with his inner Billy Beane, drafting and trading baseball players in fantasy sports leagues. He was a marketing professional … Read More