Tag Archives: FanDuel

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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DFS players turning to the courts and against operators

Further bad news appears to have reached FanDuel and DraftKings operations, as US news sources report that aggrieved customers are planning to sue the operators for consumer negligence, following last week’s allegation of data breaches by employees. New York Daily News reported that Kentucky Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) player Adam Johnson was the first plantiff against the operators, accusing them …

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FanDuel issues corporate statement regarding employee data conflict

Amid the growing negative press and player distrust surrounding fantasy sports operators’ DraftKings and FanDuel ongoing employee game data conflict. New York based Fanduel the biggest daily fantasy sports operator has issued this morning the following corporate statement through its press office _____________ Based on everything we know thus far, there is no evidence indicating that the integrity of FanDuel’s …

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Concerns arise over DraftKings & FanDuel data policies

US daily fantasy sports (DFS) commentators and fans have called for stricter industry monitoring and regulation following allegations that employees at leading fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings were using insider data on rival DFS portals. The New York Times said that DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell (Content Manager) had inadvertently published NFL data regarding DraftKings biggest contest, The Millionaire Maker. The …

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Scott Longley – DFS spotlight attracts major player attention

As  legal and political concerns grow over the promotion of  daily fantasy sports (DFS) products in the US. The burgeoning sector is still very much appealing to major brands, gambling operators and technologies. Scott Longley places DFS current context under the spotlight…  ____________________ The beginning of the NFL regular season is always a keenly anticipated event, but this year it was …

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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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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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FanDuel acquires US sports data provider numberFire

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel continues its operational expansion with the acquisition of US sports data and analysis provider numberFire. Detailing the acquisition of the data provider to technology news source Techcrunch.com, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles commented that the buy would help FanDuel pursue targets beyond the US daily fantasy sports. numberFire data provisions will be integrated into FanDuel’s fantasy sports …

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