Tag Archives: fantasy sports

PokerStars launches Starsdraft.com

Amaya Inc online poker subsidiary PokerStars has officially moved into the burgeoning US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market, with the launch of Starsdraft.com. Following its August announcement that it had acquired DFS operator Victiv for an undisclosed sum. Victiv’s online inventory has been re-branded to Starsdraft.com, ahead of the start of the 2015/16 NFL season, a key operational period for …

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Sportego nets West Bromwich Albion fantasy partnership

Fantasy sports platform developer, Sportego (Sportego.ie) has announced that it has signed an exclusive brand partnership with Midlands Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion. The partnership follows Sportego’s UK launch and will see the fantasy developer release a tailor-made West Brom fantasy app which will be available on IOS and Android devices for the 2015/16 season. Sportego, through its FanFeud.co.uk product …

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Fantasy iTeam (FiT) bags over a million app start-ups on EPL opening weekend

Fantasy iTeam (FiT) saw unprecedented traffic on the opening weekend of the Premier League season with an astonishing 20 million page impressions and over a million app start-ups. The market-leading fantasy football mobile app, which is also available via the Mirror and Goal.com, is one of the world’s biggest fantasy football communities and has secured thousands of 5 star reviews on …

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FanDuel expands mobile development capabilities with KotiKan acquisition

Following last week’s announcement of its $275 million Series E venture round funding, daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has confirmed the acquisition of Scottish app development studio KotiKan. FanDuel who stated that it would use its raised funds to further develop in-house development and delivery competencies, acquired the Edinburgh based mobile development studio who have worked on FanDuel mobile …

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DraftKings secures live fantasy sports partnership with LA Staples Center

DraftKings has continued its live marketing strategy by announcing that it has partnered with the Los Angles AEG Staples Center to create arena stadium points for fantasy sports fans. The daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator will become the official “Fantasy Sports” partner of the Staples Center home of LA pro sports franchises’ the LA Lakers, LA Clippers (NBA) and the …

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TopBetta seeks September ASX listing

Australian wagering and fantasy sports operator TopBetta is set to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as its seeks to raise between AUS $5 – $7 million in investment. The company has targeted a September listing, as it seeks to fund its expansion within the burgeoning Australian online betting market. TopBetta governance stated that it would use its hybrid …

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Yahoo updates fantasy multi-sports app

Yahoo has released an updated version of their popular mobile fantasy multi-sports app, which will now include daily and weekly competitions in which players can bet real money. The aim is to compete with the major players in this field; FanDuel and DraftKings, and for Yahoo to secure a piece of this increasingly lucrative market. Yahoo itself is already a …

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Disney backs out of $250 million DraftKings funding

US business and technology news sources have reported that Walt Disney Co (Disney) has backed away from its proposed $250 million investment in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Disney will continue its partnership with DraftKings by providing exclusive fantasy sports content through its sports media network ESPN. DraftKings management stated that the operator was pleased to continue its partnership with …

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Latitude360 targets in-venue fantasy sports hubs with Major League Fantasy acquisition

The US daily fantasy sports market continues to witness a period of corporate acquisitions with the conformation that entertainment and leisure group Latitude360 has agreed to acquire operator Major League Fantasy (MLF) for an undisclosed sum. Detailing insight into its fantasy sports acquisition, Latitude360 noted that it would use the MLF acquisition to further its digital inventory and to create …

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DraftDay daily fantasy sports to be operated by Sportech Digital

Technology investment fund MGT Capital Investments (MGT) has confirmed the sale of daily fantasy sports operator DraftDay to newly formed business Random Outcome USA for a deal value of approximately $7 million. DraftDay, who are currently the third biggest US daily fantasy sports operator will be sold to its new venture owners, for $4 million cash and a further $3 …

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