Tag Archives: DraftKings

Department of Justice orders FBI to investigate DraftKings & FanDuel

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that the US Department of Justice has asked the FBI to form a preliminary investigation into US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators. WSJ notes that the investigation will focus on US market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings. The Department of Justice is seeking to know whether DFS can be defined as a form of …

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ESPN lifts DraftKings advertising suspension

US sports network ESPN, has lifted its temporary suspension of DraftKings advertising throughout its channels, as all major US sports networks continue to promote fantasy sports services. This weekend the sports network resumed advertising coverage of DraftKings services, despite the operator’s ongoing employee data conflict allegations. ESPN a key partner for DraftKings, had publically announced that it had taken a …

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DFS players turning to the courts and against operators

Further bad news appears to have reached FanDuel and DraftKings operations, as US news sources report that aggrieved customers are planning to sue the operators for consumer negligence, following last week’s allegation of data breaches by employees. New York Daily News reported that Kentucky Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) player Adam Johnson was the first plantiff against the operators, accusing them …

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ESPN suspends DraftKings $250 million advertising partnership

Following allegations of misuse of game data by employees, US sports network ESPN has pulled sponsorship slots promoting the DraftKings brand from its channels. The decision by ESPN to suspend advertising of DraftKings advertising sees a temporary break to its agreed $250 million ad-spend partnership which was announced in August ahead of the start of the 2015/16 NFL season. DraftKings data …

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Concerns arise over DraftKings & FanDuel data policies

US daily fantasy sports (DFS) commentators and fans have called for stricter industry monitoring and regulation following allegations that employees at leading fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings were using insider data on rival DFS portals. The New York Times said that DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell (Content Manager) had inadvertently published NFL data regarding DraftKings biggest contest, The Millionaire Maker. The …

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Alex Fletcher: eSports Insider – Three truths about the eSports community

The emergence of a global eSports marketplace has produced eye-popping projections that are beginning to capture awareness and attention from more and more of the mainstream public. However, quantitative market numbers do not communicate an actionable context for capturing the eSports opportunity; instead, this is found through comprehension of the underlying community. _________________________________ Competitive gaming: A community platform Depictions of the worldwide viewing …

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Scott Longley – DFS spotlight attracts major player attention

As  legal and political concerns grow over the promotion of  daily fantasy sports (DFS) products in the US. The burgeoning sector is still very much appealing to major brands, gambling operators and technologies. Scott Longley places DFS current context under the spotlight…  ____________________ The beginning of the NFL regular season is always a keenly anticipated event, but this year it was …

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Fortune Magazine features DraftKings CEO Jason Robins as October cover star

Having made the eighth sport on Fortune.com 2015’s“40 under 40” list, DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins (34) will be the leader profile and cover star of Fortune Magazines October issue. In a feature titled “Big Bet – How Jason Robins is blowing up the $15 billion world of fantasy sports”. Fortune magazine will cover the rise of Boston based …

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DraftKings takes on eSports contests

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has announced that it has added eSports fantasy contests to its customer markets. The operator will launch exclusive eSports contests from 1 October, with players being able to select picks from the popular League of Legends World Championships. Participants will be able to play for free or compete against others in cash prize leagues, including …

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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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