Tag Archives: fantasy sports

Fanaments secures UK betting licence

Icelandic based fantasy sports firm Fanaments has announced that it has been granted a UK betting licence. The company is the only multi sports fantasy provider in Europe, in addition to offering users numerous footballing competitions it also provides MMA, PGA golf and NBA basketball. Fanaments launched in August 2015, and has since paid out over €300,000 (£224,348) and enjoyed month …

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Mark Cuban believes US legalisation of gambling is inevitable

In an interview with Fortune Mark Cuban, US businessman and investor, stated his belief that the USA will legalise sports betting. When quizzed on the recent, and ongoing, investigations into the legality of daily fantasy sports firms such as FanDuel and DraftKings, Cuban said that he believes it is “inevitable” that gambling will be legalised. He added: “It will take …

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2015 Review: Valery Bollier – Oulala Games – Fantasy makes its mark

Presenting a review and perspective of the burgeoning fantasy sports market in 2015, Valery Bollier CEO & Co-Founder of European fantasy sports operator Oulala Games details why the year has marked a pivotal standpoint for the sector, its future growth and its relationship with external stakeholders. _________________________________________ After eight years of intensive growth in the USA, the second part of 2015 will …

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Seth D.Harris to lead Fantasy Sports Control Agency (FSCA)

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), which has represented the US fantasy sports industry since 1998, announced  that it will form the Fantasy Sports Control Agency (FSCA) and appoint Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris to chair the independent agency. The FSCA will aim to create the following standards and practices for the industry: Standards: Develop a …

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Amaya Inc – StarsDraft to limit activity to 4 states

Releasing a statement on Monday, Amaya Inc confirmed that its daily fantasy sports operator StarsDraft would limit its real-money player services to four “favourable” states. In light of the ongoing federal investigation into US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market and operators, Amaya Inc governance has decided to scale back its StarsDraft operations. The Canadian operator will now only service real …

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iPro Inc targets ‘Real Time’ engagement with ringit! app

Mobile sports gaming technology specialist iPro Inc is aiming to change the “watching of the game” experience forever with the launch of its ‘ringit! mobile app’, which will offer instant ‘play by play’ sports predictions combined with dynamic odds. The US start-up founded by former IGT executive Robert Melendres aims to be the market leader in real-time dynamic sports engagement. …

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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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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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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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