Tag Archives: fantasy sports

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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Marc Saba – Football Fanager – Developing a Game Changer

The sports betting and igaming industries are witnessing the fast growth of the US based daily fantasy sports market,  debate has arisen as to whether fantasy sports product can develop and grow within international markets.  Marc Saba, Director of start-up fantasy football platform FootballFanager.com, talks to SBC  about his product and the opportunities it can provide for the gaming industry. …

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MLB prohibits athletes from playing fantasy sports

Major League Baseball (MLB) governance has confirmed that it will not allow its associated players to participate in any daily fantasy sports play. The governing body’s actions have been approved by the Baseball players association in order to uphold the sports integrity. MLB governance stated that it saw a clear distinction between daily fantasy sports and sports betting, a subject …

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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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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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Roy Clements – STATS is bringing fantasy to life

Roy Clements, Managing Director, UK for STATS, explains how the firm is continuing development on its award-winning fantasy sports product. SBC: Hi there, can you give further details of STATS’ fantasy sports product and where you feel it fits in with the sports data and insights solutions you provide? RC: Our Fantasy unit has been in operation for more than …

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STATS enters daily fantasy sports projections

Sports data and insight/analysis operator STATS, has announced a new product aimed at the fast growing daily fantasy sports industry. Starting with baseball and expanding into other sports later this year, STATS is introducing a robust package of daily fantasy tools to its media clients, including projections for every player that will enable value plays, optimal lineups and player rankings. STATS’ …

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STATS dominates fantasy sports projections

STATS  sports technology, data and content company, has been recognized for the accuracy of its fantasy football and baseball projections by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) in a head-to-head competition among industry leaders. The FSTA Accuracy Contest is run by FantasyPros and awards were presented at the FSTA’s annual winter conference last week in Las Vegas, NV. STATS’ fantasy …

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Optimal Payments gets involved with GiGse

Online payment solutions provider Optimal Payments has announced its VIP sponsorship and attendance at the 14th annual Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) from July 14 to 16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. GiGse brings together over 700 of the top executives and decision-makers in the regulated iGaming market to discuss the latest trends and emerging developments …

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