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DraftKings extends partnership with MLB

Having confirmed a $250 million investment venture by Walt Disney Co, daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has further announced that it has extended and expanded its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). The expansion of services and promotion sees DraftKings host co-branded exclusive daily fantasy games. MLB will further boost its association with the operator by offering players exclusive prizes …

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Melissa Blau – FastFantasy – Change of Play, Change of Game!

After the Easter holiday break, team SBC’s Social Gaming editor Rasmus Sojmark caught up with iGaming industry expert Melissa Blau to discuss new venture FastFantasy which aims to transform the burgeoning US daily fantasy sports market by simplifying its play and game mechanisms. Through iGaming Capital Blau has become one of igaming’s best renowned consultants, helping numerous new ventures enter …

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DraftKings valued at $1 billion as Disney commits to venture Investment

International media and entertainment provider Walt Disney & Co (Disney) has announced that it will invest $250 million in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The investment venture will see Disney own approximately a 27% stake in DraftKings. The Disney investment represents a huge coup for DraftKings, who are expected to partner with Disney owned sports media provider ESPN, the US’ …

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Amaya Gaming eyes fantasy sports entry in 2015

During yesterday’s 2014 earnings call Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov indicated that the company was exploring entry into the burgeoning US fantasy sports market. Baazov indicated that Amaya views a great cross over fit between Poker and daily fantasy sports consumers. Baazov stated that the company would look to launch fantasy sports operations by the second half of 2015, targeting …

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Disney eyes fantasy sports venture with DraftKings

The New York Business Journal reports that US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has opened discussions with Walt Disney Co, with regards to a potential venture investment that could see the Seattle based start-up valued at $1 billion. At present the US sports market is seeing a tug of war being fought between heavily backed fantasy sports operators DraftKings and …

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DraftKings seals UFC partnership

Boston based daily fantasy sports operator Draftkings has continued its expansion into professional sports by announcing a partnership with leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC fighting events will now be promoted on the Draftkings platform, for players to contest exclusive weekly fantasy MMA leagues and contests. UFC is set to plan exclusive prizes for …

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Golden State Warriors partner with DraftKings

The Golden State Warriors and DraftKings, the largest U.S.-based destination for daily fantasy sports, today announced a partnership making DraftKings the official sponsor of Warriors Slate Night. The partnership also covers additional sales and marketing elements. “As we continue to look for ways to further engage our fans, partnering with fantasy sports leaders like DraftKings makes perfect sense,” said Warriors …

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Draftkings partners with Pittsburgh Steelers

DraftKings, Inc., t daily fantasy sports operators, today announced a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers to become the franchise’s daily fantasy sports partner. DraftKings will provide unique opportunities for fans to engage with the team, including tickets to games, VIP events and experiences as a result of the deal. Additionally, DraftKings will provide in-stadium fantasy updates and LED signage display, and will …

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DraftKings seals Houston Rockets fantasy partnership

NBA basketball team,  the Houston Rockets  announced today a partnership with Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The Houston Rockets are among the first NBA franchises to work with DraftKings, the US-based destination for daily fantasy sports, which offers contests for experts and casual players alike. In addition to daily fantasy basketball, DraftKings also offers fantasy contests in additional major professional …

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NHL agrees fantasy sports partnership with Draftkings

The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multi-year North American partnership with  daily fantasy sports league DraftKings.com  NHL fans will be able to take part in free to enter daily sports fantasy games on DraftKings.com for a chances to win numerous prizes, including trips to premier NHL events – 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, 2015 NHL® All-Star Game, 2015 …

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