Tag Archives: DraftKings

David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Will the fantasy sports explosion cross the Atlantic

Gambling  industry legal expert David Clifton, examines the fast growing US daily fantasy sports market, and considers whether Europe’s diverse regulatory conditions will allow for fantasy sports to gain  traction and new market entry Fantasy sports have exploded in a big way in the US. My inbox seems saturated with emails informing me that this is the fastest growing segment …

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Disney backs out of $250 million DraftKings funding

US business and technology news sources have reported that Walt Disney Co (Disney) has backed away from its proposed $250 million investment in daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Disney will continue its partnership with DraftKings by providing exclusive fantasy sports content through its sports media network ESPN. DraftKings management stated that the operator was pleased to continue its partnership with …

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DraftKings partners with ‘The Garden’

US daily fantasy sports operator Draftkings, continues its high level marketing expansion with the conformation of a multi-year marketing agreement with New York sports and entertainment venue Madison Square Garden Co. DraftKings will displace rival operator FanDuel as official fantasy sports partner of Madison Square Garden (MSG). The partnership will see the DaftKings brand promoted throughout the MSG venue, the …

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DraftKings forms media partnership NASCAR

US stock car racing league NASCAR has announced a three year exclusive media partnership with fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The partnership will see DarftKings become the official daily fantasy sports partner of NASCAR races, and will further see DraftKings’ brand, tournaments and special promotions throughout NASCAR circuits and race day events. DraftKings have further confirmed that it will develop a …

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Marc Pedersen – Fantasy the star at GIGSE and iGNA

Marc Pedersen, SBC News Affiliate Correspondent and Head of Sales at Better Collective, recently attended the industry’s two igaming shows in the US – Igaming North America and GIGSE. Here’s what he found out. What did you discover about the potential, or not, for sports betting in the US market going forward? Two major topics came to mind. One is …

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Yahoo looks to enter daily fantasy sports market in 2015

Digital media operator Yahoo has announced that it is planning to enter the daily fantasy sports market, as the media company aims to become the marketplace’s third biggest player. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the upcoming product launch during the company’s Q1 earnings call, Mayer further outlined that Yahoo would aim to release its product by Q3 2015. At present …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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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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