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FanDuel & DraftKings fast track merger plans

US tech news sources are reporting that FanDuel and DraftKings are fast tracking merger plans, with their corporate governances ‘hammering out’ combined enterprise details for stakeholders and investors.   Last weekend, news broke that FanDuel and DraftKings governances had entered initial merger negotiations. Nevertheless, industry commentators quickly pointed to the pairs’ fraught relationship following years of hostile battle for outright …

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FanDuel & DraftKings heading towards imminent merger

US tech news sources have reported that fierce daily fantasy sports (DFS) rivals FanDuel and DraftKings are heading towards an ‘imminent’ merger. Following a tough year of legal and regulatory battles for both operators, it has been reported this weekend that the leaderships of both firms are studying a potential merger to fully takeover the US DFS market. A FanDuel-DraftKings …

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DraftKings and FanDuel must pay $12m for deceptive advertising in NY

Don’t mess with the NY general attorney’s office was the lesson from last night as the details of the settlement agreed with DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings were revealed. A total of $12m (£9.8m), with an even split of $6m (£4.9m) from each, was the fee for the daily fantasy heavyweights for deceptive advertising practices employed by them last year.   …

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London Conference will address both DFS and esports

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. has announced that the second international eSports 2016 Conference will take place on September 23rd at the Strand Palace Hotel in London. It will be run alongside and in conjunction with the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo. Marc Lesnik, Conference Organiser, said of the two events: “I have seen for the last 2 years a die hard group of …

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2 for 1 Wednesdays? The DraftKings-FanDuel Movie

It has been revealed that TriStar Pictures has acquired the film rights to produce the picture for the book The Big Game.  The book itself is being written by Albert Chen and has not yet been released itself though it’s expected to hit the shelves next year via Houghton-Mifflin. Chen is a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and covers baseball, college …

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Back in Town..DFS giants return to New York

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has returned New York, as the state Gaming Commission this week granted five temporary permits. Under the permits, leading US fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings will be allowed to resume New York operations immediately ahead of the start of the 2016/17 NFL season (September 8) a key period for the DFS industry. “While the commission …

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Is it time for bookmakers to embrace fantasy?

Bookmakers are constantly on the lookout for new additions and features to both retain punters and attract new ones. This is ever trickier in an increasingly flooded marketplace. It’s one which shows no signs of clearing out too with numerous sportsbooks popping up this year from casino operators opening their own sportsbooks to the recent launch of Sun Bets. Real money …

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Draftkings looks to widen its appeal with Private League functionalities

US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has announced its new product update which features the release of ‘DraftKings Leagues’. Seeking to enhance its community and attract recreational DFS consumers, DraftKings Leagues will allow players to “Create leagues for you and your friends. Play in private contests in any sport all season long and track your results in your league’s exclusive …

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Karol Corcoran – FanDuel – London Calling

Karol Corcoran is the International Marketing Director at FanDuel. It’s an important period for the company with the EPL kicking off this Saturday and the debut of its new product built for the UK’s football fans.  We spoke to Karol about why they set about creating a product from the ground-up, marketing strategy and club partnerships. SBC: Tell us more …

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DFS operator FanDuel lands in the UK

The much anticipated FanDuel DFS product for the UK market has now been announced and launched by the operator. The fantasy sports operator, which launched in Edinburgh in 2009 and took the States by storm, has now gone live with its product created exclusively for the UK’s football fans. There is an initial focus on the Premier League, and it will be available to …

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