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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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Oulala – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

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SBC caught up with Valery Bollier of Oulala, a daily fantasy sports company sponsoring Betting on Football 2017 (3-5 May). We had a chat about why football matters to their business, why they’ve moved to sponsor Betting on Football this year and which parts of the Stamford Bridge conference agenda he is most looking forward to. SBC: Why is football important to your organisation? Valery: …

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Eilers & Krejcik Research – A DFS 2017 Forecast

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Eilers and Krejcik Research has unveiled its latest analysis of the daily fantasy sports industry with an update for 2017 which opens with the line ‘by all accounts 2016 was a challenging year for the DFS industry with some silver linings’.  These are silver linings worth looking into. First though, a look back at some of the issues the industry …

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Premier Punt close to crowdfund success

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Aberdeen based DFS operator Premier Punt is on the verge of completing its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with 99% of its £200,000 successfully raised.  The company, which launched in 2013, is offering 6.67% equity for the funding with an overall valuation of £2.8m. Premier Punt Founder John Gordon commented: “Crowd funding has been a fantastic experience. It really fits into our company ethos: …

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Riccardo Mittiga – Sportito – DFS entry a no brainer

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Riccardo Mittiga is the CEO of Asap Italia, a company which recently launched DFS brand Sportito. With the pending merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, and some of the ‘smaller big fish’ in Oulala and Mondogoal opting to switch to strictly B2B in the latter part of the year we spoke to Riccardo about the state of fantasy in Europe, and …

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Latvian DFS operator Champick expanding its team

Daily fantasy sports operator Champick has let SBC know that is looking for talented developers, graphic and UX designers as it expands its teams in their Liepaja and Riga offices.  Those applying will need to be ” passionate sports fans eager to work in a global setting”. The new Latvian daily fantasy football platform Champick has entered Georgian, Hungarian and South African markets …

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DraftKings and FanDuel must pay $12m for deceptive advertising in NY

Don’t mess with the NY general attorney’s office was the lesson from last night as the details of the settlement agreed with DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings were revealed. A total of $12m (£9.8m), with an even split of $6m (£4.9m) from each, was the fee for the daily fantasy heavyweights for deceptive advertising practices employed by them last year.   …

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Oulala enters LATAM with Sebastian Pino

DFS operator and B2B provider Oulala.com has decided to spread its operations to LATAM by offering its platform to Argentinean football clubs. The Malta based firm has partnered with Argentine entrepreneur Sebastian Pino to propel the new move. Oulala will be targeting prime regional markets such as Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Its primary focus however will be Argentina, which …

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Integrated betting markets & extended engagement with DFS

Shergul Arshad, the Founder of Mondogoal, spoke at BOS alongside Lottomatica’s Ubaldo Baldi, Oulala CEO Valery Bollier and Sportito CEO Riccardo Mittiga. Off the back of signing partnerships with Lottomatica, SISAL and more recently the Microgame Group in Italy, Arshad discussed the vast potential benefits for bookmakers to include a daily fantasy product. He said: “It poses a particularly interesting integration for live …

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FanDuel adds late swap feature

Following its UK launch last month, fantasy sports operator FanDuel has introduced a late swap feature to its one-day fantasy football contests. This gives players the opportunity to make last minute edits to their fantasy teams. FanDuel’s late swap feature is live for this weekend’s Premier League matches and will apply to all of its one-day and weekend contests that cover matches …

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