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DraftKings steps into the World of live sports streaming

Sports-tech and media company, DraftKings has announced it is venturing into the world of live sports streaming through its newly-formed partnership with Euroleague Basketball. As a result of the deal, customers will be able to stream selected Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball games directly through their DraftKings mobile app, as well as utilising both fantasy contests and live content. The announcement …

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Sports betting ban “tramples on state sovereignty” says attorney general

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has described the US federal sports betting ban as unconstitutional, in a statement published by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC). The comments were made in relation to the state of New Jersey’s Supreme Court betting case, in which the state is attempting to partially repeal laws under the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection …

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DraftKings appoints R. Stanton Dodge as legal lead

US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings continues its executive team restructure, confirming the appointment of R. Stanton Dodge as its new Chief Legal Officer (CLO). A seasoned US media legal expert, Dodge joins DraftKings leadership team from telecommunications services provider DISH Networks where he serves as Group General Counsel. Dodge joins DraftKings, as the DFS operator seeks to bring new …

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DraftKings appoints Ezra Kucharz to new role of Chief Business Officer

Expanding its commercial arm, US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has confirmed the appointment of Ezra Kucharz to the newly created position of Chief Business Officer (CBO). Kucharz will take leadership of all DraftKings commercial disciplines; overseeing business development initiatives and strategy, commercial planning and advertising sales. A tech commercial development veteran, Kucharz joins DraftKings’ executive team having previously led …

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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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US ambitions sees FanDuel shut down UK operations

Unfortunately, we will not be offering contests this season. We hope to be back in the future. Details: https://t.co/SrjbnizgPA. — FanDuel (@FanDuelUK) July 28, 2017 Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has shut down its UK-facing operations in order to focus its commercial growth in its home US market. Over the weekend FanDuel.co.uk sent emails communications to affected players informing them …

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No Go! FanDuel & DraftKings pull out of merger

The governances of leading US daily fantasy sports operators’ FanDuel and DraftKings have issued statements confirming that their planned merger has been called off. The prospects of creating an ‘outright DFS market leader’ had hit a roadblock last June when the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed that it could not recommend the FanDuel-DraftKings merger as the combination would control …

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FanDuel evaluating ‘all options’ on DraftKings merger

US Tech news sources are reporting that FanDuel governance is ‘evaluating its position’ with regards to its planned merger with main DFS market rival DraftKings. Last June the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blocked the combination of FanDuel-DraftKings on the grounds that a merged enterprise would control ‘+90% of the US fantasy sports market’, creating unfair business conditions for consumers, …

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DraftKings nets Official Fantasy Partner status of EuroLeague Basketball

Euroleague Basketball announced a new partnership this week which saw DraftKings become the Official Fantasy Partner for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. DraftKings will bring its expertise on board in order to help the EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge undergo a makeover and offer fans several new fantasy games and opportunities in both the EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup. DraftKings is of course well versed as a …

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US FTC moves to block FanDuel-DraftKings merger

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has dealt a severe blow for the planned merger of leading daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings, filing an official lawsuit against the formation of a new company. Last week, US Tech news sources reported that FTC officials may have concerns on the combination of FanDuel-DraftKings, which would see one player takeover a …

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