Tag Archives: FanDuel

DraftKings delays UK launch to early 2016

DraftKings Inc has delayed its planned product launch for the UK fantasy sports market, pushing back its release to “early next year”. The US based fantasy sports operator, confirmed the delay this morning via the release of a short statement. Having gained a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence in August, DraftKings had earmarked the release of dedicated UK DFS product …

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FanDuel and DraftKings to remain operational in New York

The ongoing investigations into the legality of daily fantasy sports hit New York recently, with a ruling stating that neither DraftKings nor FanDuel would be allowed to conduct business in the state for the foreseeable future. Despite this ruling though it has been announced that both companies will be allowed to remain operational in New York, for the time-being at …

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New York Supreme Court to deliver DFS verdict ‘soon’

Market leading DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel have been allowed to temporarily service consumers in New York as state legislators debate the legal futures of the their business services. On Wednesday New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez heard oral arguments defending and opposing DFS services in the state of New York. Mendez would allow the operators to continue New …

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NFL to review DFS investments & interests

  NBC Sports has reported that NFL owners may be forced to withdraw marketing partnerships with DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings. US media sources have further detailed that ownership and team interests in DFS operators will become a key agenda at the upcoming NFL franchise owners meeting scheduled for 2 December. The NFL, a long term opponent of US sports …

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FanDuel & DraftKings to challenge New York AG cease & desist orders

US DFS market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings are reported to be reviewing their legal options with regards to this week’s issuing of a ‘cease & desist’ orders by New York Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman. Following its one month investigation into DFS services provided by FanDuel and DraftKings, the New York AG has concluded that DFS contests and competitions can …

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Kristoffer Zvickell – FanDuel & DraftKings will fuel DFS awareness in Europe

With the world of fantasy sports an increasingly busy marketplace SBC’s Sam Cooke spoke to FanTeam CEO Kristoffer Zvickell about what it takes to stand out, and some of the differences between the US and European markets. SBC: As the fantasy sports market grows ever more crowded how are FanTeam intending to stand out to appeal to customers? Kristoffer: First …

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FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles calls for regulation of DFS

Writing an open letter to the media and DFS consumers, Nigel Eccles CEO and Co-founder of FanDuel has called for the US federal government to begin to regulate the industry. Eccles who leads FanDuel operations from New York and Edinburgh, stated that government intervention was the only way to ensure consumer trust and protection in the DFS market. In his …

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NCAA prohibits DraftKings & FanDuel of advertising on associated sports events

US sports network ESPN, reports that the NCAA the governing body of college sports in the US, has prohibited DraftKings and FanDuel from advertising during its associated events. ESPN obtained a communication addressed to DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and FanDuel senior executives Christian Genetski (Chief Legal Officer) and Matt King (Chief Financial Officer) requesting the operator to stop TV advertising …

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Nevada Gaming Board tells DFS operators to apply for licensing

Nevada lawmakers ruled on Thursday that daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators would require a gaming license to operate their services in accordance with state regulations. The decision was approved by AG Burnett Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, who ordered all DFS operators to stop activity within the states borders and begin to apply for gaming licenses. Detailing the …

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Department of Justice orders FBI to investigate DraftKings & FanDuel

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that the US Department of Justice has asked the FBI to form a preliminary investigation into US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators. WSJ notes that the investigation will focus on US market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings. The Department of Justice is seeking to know whether DFS can be defined as a form of …

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