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Fortune Magazine features DraftKings CEO Jason Robins as October cover star

Having made the eighth sport on Fortune.com 2015’s“40 under 40” list, DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins (34) will be the leader profile and cover star of Fortune Magazines October issue. In a feature titled “Big Bet – How Jason Robins is blowing up the $15 billion world of fantasy sports”. Fortune magazine will cover the rise of Boston based …

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FanDuel enters eSports markets with acquisition of AlphaDraft

Leading daily fantasy sports operator, FanDuel, has announced that it has acquired the premier eSports platform, AlphaDraft. This is FanDuel’s first foray into the world of eSports, and another example of how the two industries of eSports and fantasy sports are merging ever closer. Earlier this week it was revealed that DraftKings, who plan to launch in the UK in …

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DraftKings takes on eSports contests

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has announced that it has added eSports fantasy contests to its customer markets. The operator will launch exclusive eSports contests from 1 October, with players being able to select picks from the popular League of Legends World Championships. Participants will be able to play for free or compete against others in cash prize leagues, including …

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Jason Robins – DraftKings targets October UK launch

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins has stated to fantasy sports news source RotoGrinders that his company will launch UK operations in mid to late October. The fantasy sports operator enters the UK market having gained a UKGC license in August, DraftKings announced that its UK and European operations would be led by Jeffery Haas former Director of Poker for bwin.party Entertainment, …

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DraftKings faces review by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

US news sources have reported that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is set to review the legality of Boston based DraftKings operations and its daily fantasy sports services targeting US sports consumers. Issuing a short statement Healey’s Massachusetts state office commented “This is a new industry. It’s something that we’re reviewing, and we’ll learn more about it”. The state office …

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BET4THEBEST appoints Jermaine Jenas as brand ambassador

European fantasy sports operator BET4THEBEST has announced the appointment of former England and Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas as its brand ambassador for season 2015/16. Jenas one of the new pundits of BBC Football will promote the skill based fantasy sports product, which has launched recently in the UK market. The Bet4theBest concept allows contestants to bet on a range …

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New Jersey Congressman Pallone calls for a legal review of fantasy sports operators

New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone has urged for a congressional hearing to review the legality of fantasy sports operators targeting US consumers. Pallone who supported New Jersey’s failed attempt to legalise sports betting in licensed gambling premises (casinos and racetracks), told US news sources that there appears to be little difference between sports wagering and popular fantasy sports products. “Fans …

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OK! magazine launches social bingo app

Northern & Shell celebrity entertainment magazine OK! has announced the launch of its new multi-device social bingo product Ok! Fun Bingo. The social bingo room will be powered by studio Dab Gaming under its gaming development partnership with Northern & Shell titles. Ok! Fun Bingo has been made available on Facebook and mobile devices. The social app lets users play with …

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US concerns grow over promotion of fantasy sports products

Concerns are mounting in the US regarding the increased coverage and promotion of daily fantasy sports (DFS) products throughout national TV broadcast networks. US sports viewers have witnessed a surge in advertisements promoting DFS brands in the build up to the start of the NFL 2015/16 season (start date 10 September). Labelled as a key operating period for the sector, …

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Sportech & Viggle Inc form DraftDay Gaming via strategic acquisition

In a joint partnership targeting the growing US daily fantasy sports market, gambling technology provider Sportech and marketing rewards platform Viggle Inc have teamed up to acquire MGT Capital Investments DraftDay product. The acquisition will see Sportech and Viggle combine operations and resources to create DraftDay Gaming Group. Sportech provider of betting and racing systems, views the joint partnership and …

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