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Illinois Governor Pritzker Quashes DraftKings, FanDuel TV Campaign Attacking Rush Street Gaming


An Illinois TV spot bankrolled by DraftKings and FanDuel that attacked casino owner Neil Bluhm has been axed just a day after its launch, apparently at the behest of the state’s governor J.B. Pritzker. It seems Pritzker doesn’t want Illinois’ conversation about sports betting to descend into a pitched battle between rival stakeholders. Bluhm’s Rush…Read More

New York Appeals Ruling That Declared Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal, But So Will Anti-Gambling Groups

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The State of New York has appealed against a judge’s ruling that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling under the state constitution, which nullified the legislature’s effort to legalize and regulate the contests in 2016. Curiously, the decision is also being appealed by the anti-gambling groups that brought the original lawsuit against the state. Supreme…Read More

New York Gaming Commission Stops Regulating ‘Illegal’ Daily Fantasy Sports

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The New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has quietly discontinued its regulatory oversight of daily fantasy sports sites operating in the state. The Buffalo News on Monday spotted that the NYSGC had removed all references to the DFS industry from its website. A spokesman for the regulator later confirmed that because of a recent court…Read More

DraftKings to Launch Its First-Ever Retail Sports Book at Scarlet Pearl Casino, Mississippi on Friday


DrafKings has announced it will open its first-ever brick-and-mortar sports betting outlet this coming Friday at the Scarlet Pearl Casino in d’Iberville, Mississippi. With its launch, all 12 of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos will have opened sports books since the MGM first got the ball rolling on August 1. Mississippi was the third state to…Read More

DraftKings Launches Sportsbook Pools Targeting Daily Fantasy Players, Casual Bettors

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DraftKings has launched a product in New Jersey that targets new sports gamblers, and ideally draws its daily fantasy sports customers to new full-fledged sports wagering. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools removes the necessity for one to understand sports betting odds traditionally found in Las Vegas. Instead of calculating a bet’s payout, players participating in the new…Read More

Louisiana Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports in 47 of 64 Parishes

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Daily fantasy sports is coming to Louisiana — or most of Louisiana, at least. Voters on Tuesday agreed to legalize the contests in 47 of the state’s 64 parishes. The Louisiana legislature comfortably passed a bill removing the state-level prohibition on DFS contests last year, but the legislation demanded ballot approval on a parish-by-parish basis,…Read More

Ascendant in New Jersey, DraftKings Gears Up for Massachusetts Sports Betting Push


The Massachusetts legislature plans to grapple with sports betting in January and homegrown DFS giant-turned-bookmaker DraftKings wants to make sure they get the job done. According to The Boston Herald, the Boston-based company expects to ramp up its lobbying and legislative efforts over the next few months. DraftKings has already launched a social media campaign…Read More

NHL Makes FanDuel Exclusive DFS Partner and Official Sports Betting Partner, Devils Also Get In On Deal

There now seems to be a daily competition between the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) over which major American professional sports league can stockpile the most partnerships with the gaming world. If that’s the case, chalk one up for the NHL, which announced on Monday that FanDuel will become the…Read More

New York State Supreme Court Rules DFS is Illegal Gambling


The future of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in New York State has been thrown into confusion with the wave of a gavel. On Monday, a judge in Albany ruled that the DFS contests were not games of skill and that they constituted illegal gambling under the state constitution. In doing so, Acting Supreme Court Justice…Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Win Indiana Supreme Court Ruling on Using Names and Stats of College Athletes

DraftKings FanDuel Indiana case

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel have the right to use the names and statistics of college football athletes despite a state right of publicity law. The ruling found that the information used by daily fantasy sports companies fell under an exemption for information that has newsworthy value, meaning that they…Read More

DFS Sites Launch TV Ad Campaign Pushing For Legalization at Louisiana Ballot

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In Louisiana, a pro-daily fantasy sports political action committee has launched a new TV advertising campaign in a bid to persuade voters to legalize the DFS at the November ballot. Fairness for Fantasy Sports in Louisiana (FFSL) debuted its new TV spot on October 8 during the broadcast of the New Orleans Saints’ and Washington…Read More

FanDuel Urges Florida Players to Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 3, Claims Ballot Measure Threatens DFS, Sports Betting

Fan Duel Florida Amendment 3 battle

DFS and sports betting operator FanDuel has joined the fight against Amendment 3 in Florida, a ballot measure that if approved would place all future gambling expansion in the state in the hands of voters. Opponents of Amendment 3 say the measure will rob lawmakers of powers to negotiate new casino profit-sharing deals with the…Read More

FanDuel Launches ‘Pick 6’ NFL Sports Betting Game Via Alexa Devices

FanDuel recently made the leap from online DFS site to land-based sports betting operator — and now, to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices. If there were ever a clearer sign that sports betting had very suddenly become mainstream in America, it’s that you can now register your picks for the week’s NFL games simply…Read More

New Jersey Goes Crazy for Sports Betting as DraftKings Processes Two Millionth Bet


New Jersey sports betting is going through the roof, according to DraftKings. The daily fantasy sports giant-turned New Jersey sports book operator took its two-millionth bet at some point over the weekend. DraftKings announced via Twitter on Thursday that it expected to hit the milestone on Sunday. The company became the first mobile operator in…Read More

FanDuel Reentered Texas Market Out of ‘Business Necessity,’ Documents Reveal


FanDuel re-entered the Texas daily fantasy sports market last month in defiance of the state attorney general’s office because its absence since 2015 had damaged its business and valuation, causing it to fall behind DraftKings in the pecking order. That’s according to documents seen this week by The documents — correspondence between the company…Read More