Tag Archives: DraftKings

Jason Robins – ‘DraftKings needs to rethink its marketing message’

Speaking to Fortune Magazine Jason Robins CEO & Co-Founder of leading US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has stated that his company will need to “take a second look at its advertising”. As DraftKings looks to re-secure customer confidence following a string of legal battles in the US concerning its product legality and close association with sports betting. The DFS …

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DFS shut down in Delaware

After its success in New York last week DFS operators suffered a blow it has been announced that they will no longer be allowed to offer real money DFS games in the state of Delaware.  The Delaware Department of Justice has issued formal releases to companies operating in the state such as DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo stating that Delaware residents should …

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Tennessee says yes to DFS licensing

Tennessee has become the latest US state to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) services, passing its ‘Fantasy Sports Act 2016’ motion into law on 1 July. State lawmakers will begin processing licensing application schemes, allowing US-based operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo Sports to operate services for Tennessee consumers. The ‘Fantasy Sports Act 2016’ was passed despite the state …

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Breaking the UK market – DraftKings’ DFS Challenge

US based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings entered the UK market in February 2016 having secured a UKGC licence, but the question of its success in entrancing UK customers with its DFS product remains very much unanswered. The company secured impressive partnerships with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal but has yet to embark on a no holds barred nationwide marketing campaign, …

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DraftKings adds TransferKings and the CFL to its roster

Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings has added another string to its bow in the form of TransferKings. This is a part of DraftKing’s UK expansion plans and this will now enable TransferKings UK players to access real money DFS contests. It was previously solely a free to play option. DraftKings Chief International Officer Jeffrey Haas said of the acquisition: “We …

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New York Assembly gives green light to state DFS services

Following a week of regulatory hearings, the New York legislature has agreed to pass the bill-S8153 relating to provisions for regulated daily fantasy sports (DFS) services for the state of New York. S8153’s now awaits its final signature by Governor Andrew Cuomo in order to be processed into state law, US news sources report that the bill was widely supported …

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Mondogoal partners with SISAL and Lottomatica

Fantasy sports platform Mondogoal announced today that it has signed an agreement with Italian gaming giants, SISAL Group SpA and Lottomatica Scommesse S.r.l, to create a partnership which’ll mean theirs is the largest DFS network in the country.  Rome-based Lottomatica is the world’s largest lottery operator. Its portfolio includes the Italian National Lottery as well as various other gaming services and …

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FanDuel & DraftKings reported to be in merger talks

Bloomberg News has reported that leading US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators FanDuel and DraftKings are in merger talks, according to business insiders familiar with the situation. Merger talks have been pushed by investors, who have seen the value of their venture investments dip amid the continued legal trouble that the DFS operators have faced in various US states. Roughly …

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FanDuel & DraftKings enter crucial week of regulatory hearings

New York legislators have been in advanced talks on the potential legislation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) which could see a conditional bill drafted for the legal/licensed framework of DFS state services. Leading DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings have been under investigation from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman since October 2015, following damaging allegations of misuse of game and …

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FanDuel waits on UK license approval for August launch

FanDuel have confirmed that they are working towards a target date for launch in the UK, but stressed that ‘the date is not set in stone and still provisional’. The company already have a license to operate remote gambling software but are still waiting on approval for their UK license application. As reported on CalvinAyre.com, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles told Bloomberg last …

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