Tag Archives: Daily Fantasy Sports

BOFCON 2016 – The dawn of DFS in Europe

The question of the value of club partnerships for both parties was the opener of the daily fantasy sports panel at Betting on Football (#bofcon) on Thursday afternoon.  Oulala Founder Valery Bollier, Sportego Founder Trev Keane, Mondogoal International Director Richard Graham and Fantasybet CEO Viktor Enoksen discussed DFS in Europe in a session chaired by Editec’s Simon Burrell. Mondogoal’s Richard …

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The rise of DFS in Europe continues with Premier Punt

Daily fantasy sports operator Premier Punt was first established in late 2013 and went live in March 2015. Having secured the investment of several local and overseas shareholders, and having acquired a UK licence from the Gambling Commission it’s now looking to press on with a second investment round.  The previous investment round took place in April 2015 and the …

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DFS Down Under – Draftstars launches in Australia

The award-winning daily fantasy sports platform,DraftDay Gaming Group, Inc., has announced the launch of Draftstars, a daily fantasy sports site aimed at the Australian market. Draftstars is a joint venture between CrownBet and Fox Sports Australia. Based in Melbourne, it now offers Australia’s biggest fantasy sports prize pools. Draftstars has also become an official partner of the Australian Football League (AFL), with exclusive access …

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DraftKings and FanDuel – College Dropouts

As part of a deal with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and Fanduel are dropping college sports from their offerings across all states, effective from the end of this week. This dual decision follows months of talks between the companies and the NCAA. NCAA president Mark Emmert said this in a statement issued on …

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FlowPlay launches All Star Daily Fantasy

Gaming developer FlowPlay has announced the launch of All Star Daily Fantasy, a virtual currency-based daily fantasy sports (DFS) game. The free play element ensures that it’s fully legal across states in the US, which is a major plus right now amidst the ongoing legal battles between real money DFS operators and state attorneys. The game is now live in FlowPlay’s flagship …

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DraftKings and FanDuel shut down in New York

Both DraftKings and FanDuel agreed to stop real money contests in New York on Monday after a settlement was agreed with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  The settlement ensures that should the games be legalised in the state this year then the gambling claims against them will be dropped, though there may still be charges for false advertising and a lack …

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Nicholas Wright – Dribble – Fantasy five a side

Nicholas Wright is the Co-Founder at Dribble, a recently launched daily fantasy football app on iOS. With stats powered by Opta, and a smooth operating system which focuses on contests between friends, it’s looking to carve out a chunk of the burgeoning European fantasy market for itself. The legality of real money fantasy contests is a hot topic in courthouses …

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Variety is the spice of life – DraftKings adds new leagues

Daily fantasy sports platform DraftKings has announced the introduction of two new football leagues, extending its global product offering to the UEFA Europa League and Liga Mexicana. DraftKings launched its UEFA Europa League football contests to coincide with partner club Liverpool FC’s fixture against Manchester United last night. In addition to the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Major League Soccer …

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Virginia becomes the first to formally legalise daily fantasy sports

A big day for DFS in the United States as Virginia has become the first state to formally legalise daily fantasy sports.  On Monday 8th March a law was passed, the ‘Fantasy Contests Act’ which will allow the likes of FanDuel, DraftKings and others to legally offer paid contests in Virginia. DFS operators will be hoping that the state has …

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FanTeam announces investment round and white label opportunities

FanTeam.com, an operator in the daily fantasy sports markets in Europe, has today announced that it is welcoming further investment in order to strengthen its brand. FanTeam.com is owned by the Maltese company Scout LTD, which itself is owned by Norwegian and Swedish private companies and individuals. FanTeam is fully licensed in the United Kingdom and Malta. Target markets are mainly the UK, Russia, …

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