Tag Archives: DraftKings

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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FanDuel will leave Texas in May but DraftKings will fight on

The latest in the saga that is the daily fantasy sports legal battles in the States is that FanDuel will be leaving Texas in May, whilst DraftKings has decided to continue to fight for the legal recognition of its paid DFS contests in the state. This is particularly big news as Texas is responsible for a significant chunk of DFS …

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888poker replaces DraftKings as WSOP 2016 lead sponsor

888 Holdings subsidiary 888poker has confirmed that it will return as lead sponsor of live poker’s biggest tournament ‘The World Series of Poker’ (WSOP) for its 2016 edition. 888poker will replace US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings as lead sponsor of the WSOP 2016. Due to changes in Nevada laws relating to fantasy sports being deemed as a form of …

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NMi partners with DraftKings to ensure technical standards compliance

Gaming and IT specialised testing laboratory NMi has today announced that a partnership has been agreed with DFS operator DraftKings. The agreement will see NMi carry out the operator’s compliance testing in the UK. NMi, which has over 40 years experience in testing and auditing, will be testing and certifying the full range of DraftKings fantasy sports contests on desktop and mobile platforms …

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DraftKings drops esports sponsorships

Late last week it was announced that DraftKings has decided to pull its sponsorships of major esports organisations. It’s believed that this is due to the mounting costs of the daily fantasy sports operator’s numerous legal battles in states throughout the US. In September DraftKings was one of many companies committing to esports financially, and it agreed deals with the …

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Virginia looks to legalise daily fantasy sports

With the case for daily fantasy sports looking somewhat bleak in New York and a host of other states, industry operators, players and fans will be encouraged to see Virginia looking like it will move in the opposite direction. On Wednesday the Virginia State Assembly passed a measure setting up a legal framework for daily fantasy sports. This legislation was, …

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DraftKings and FanDuel fight New York DFS injunction

Both DraftKings and FanDuel are asking the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division – First Department to overturn a preliminary injunction which ordered the companies to cease operating in the state from December 11th 2015. In its own appeal DraftKings argued that the court, in siding with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, “abused its discretion” and committed several errors of law when …

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New Jersey’s bid to legalise sports betting continues

On Wednesday a court of twelve judges heard the case of whether New Jersey’s plan to introduce sportsbooks to its casinos and racetracks is legal under federal law.  The potential market in the USA is huge, as evidenced by the case of Nevada. Sports betting is legal there and $4.2bn (£2.9bn) was taken in wagering last year. Unsurprisingly many states are …

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DraftKings packs a punch with Kountermove acquisition

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has agreed a deal to acquire MMA and combat sports fantasy site Kountermove. The full terms of the agreement have not been disclosed but the MMAjunkie.com reported that Kountermove’s 30,000 registered users will be moved over to the DraftKings platform. Accessing the Kountermove site now redirects to DraftKings with an explanatory message from Kountermove Co-Founders Brian Knapp …

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