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FanDuel and William Hill Sports Betting Apps Go Live in New Jersey as the Field Starts to Get Crowded

New Jersey sports betting

The New Jersey mobile sport betting market swelled over the weekend, as two new entrants, FanDuel and William Hill, launched their wagering apps. There are now five players in the mobile market since DraftKings earned first-mover kudos just under a month ago. And it may not end there. With the NFL season just days away,…Read More

Despite Saying Daily Fantasy Sports Dehumanize Players, NFL Star Richard Sherman Founds DFS Platform

daily fantasy sports Richard Sherman

NFL star Richard Sherman hasn’t always been a fan of daily fantasy sports (DFS). Last October, the player made comments that the online gaming contests essentially dehumanize players. “A lot of fans out there have looked at players even less like people because of fantasy football,” Sherman opined during a press conference. “You’re not thinking,…Read More

Ohio Sports Betting in Doubt for 2018 as Senator Questions Constitutional Validity

Ohio sports betting

It’s looking like a long shot that lawmakers in Ohio will legalize sports betting before the end of the year as the debate heats up on the legalities of the concept itself. With the NFL season just around the corner, that’s bad news for Browns fans hoping they’d be able to place a legal wager…Read More

Nigel Eccles, Other FanDuel Founders Suing Preferred Shareholders for $120M

Nigel Eccles FanDuel lawsuit

Nigel Eccles and his fellow FanDuel founders are suing the company’s preferred shareholders for more than $120 million, saying that the daily fantasy sports firm was purposely undervalued when Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) acquired it earlier this year. Eccles is joined in the lawsuit by his wife Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, and Rob Jones. All…Read More

FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License

nDuel gets West Virginia sports betting license

West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain State, in partnership with historic, luxury hotel resort, The Greenbrier, reports. But the Greenbrier won’t be the first into the market. The West Virginia Lottery Commission’s general counsel, Danielle…Read More

‘Loss-Making’ Fan Duel Contributes to Paddy Power Betfair’s Revised Earnings Forecast

Paddy Power Betfair CEO Peter Jackson

Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has said that losses incurred by its US operations, the FanDuel Group, has forced it to revise its earnings outlook for the year. Meanwhile, a lucrative World Cup failed to offset higher betting taxes in Australia and disappointing revenues from horse racing. PPB said it expected its full year EBIDTA to…Read More

DraftKings Launches Trial Version of First Mobile Sports Betting App in New Jersey

DraftKings online mobile betting

DraftKings and its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, received approval to begin accepting online sports bets, the first operator to be allowed to do so since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey. The DraftKings Sportsbook app was available to a limited number of users on Wednesday, as it entered a trial period…Read More

Illinois Online Gaming Kickstarted by Chicago Lawmaker Amid Sports Betting Push

Bob Rita

Illinois State Rep. Bob Rita wants the state legislature to take a serious look at online gaming and sports betting next year, and for that he needs allies. The Blue Island Democrat will lead a series of hearings in a bid to build consensus on online poker, online casino, daily fantasy sports, and sports betting…Read More

FanDuel Brand Takes Startling New Direction, Announces New Jersey Online Casino

FanDuel Casino

The FanDuel Group has announced its intention to launch an online casino in New Jersey in partnership with the Golden Nugget, as well as an internet sports betting platform with the Meadowlands racetrack, later this year. The online sports betting platform was anticipated — FanDuel recently completed its merger with Betfair US, offering parent company…Read More

Legalized Sports Betting to Benefit Television Networks, Analyst Says

sports betting television NFL ratings

With the federal sports betting ban a thing of the past, and states now possessing the authority to dictate their own laws regarding the gambling activity, television networks that broadcast sporting events stand to reap the rewards of increased advertising revenue. Morgan Stanley media analyst Ben Swinburne tells Awful Announcing that major sports betting companies…Read More

DFS Revenue Plateaus, Legal Sports Betting Could Be Dampening Thrill of Fantasy Sports

Daily fantasy sports

The daily fantasy sports market has stagnated, according to new figures released by the New York State Gaming Commission. The regulator reports that all DFS sites licensed in New York State, which includes all the major players in the industry, handled $3.2 billion in entry fees in the last fiscal year to April, generating $335…Read More

Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Generate $12.4 Million in Contest Fees During First Month

Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports revenue

Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports (DFS) has its first full month in the books, and it was a strong debut for the industry’s two major players. FanDuel and DraftKings respectively reported adjusted revenue (income after distributing winnings) of $673,013 and $632,008. That accounts for 98 percent of the state’s entire DFS market. Ten DFS operators have…Read More

DraftKings Signs Sports Betting Deal with Kambi Group


Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings will shortly make the leap into legal and licensed sports betting in New Jersey with the help of the Kambi Group. A Kambi Group presser released Wednesday revealed the deal came ahead of DraftKing’s “imminent sportsbook launch in the US state of New Jersey.” Malta-based Kambi was formerly part of…Read More

Sports Betting All Over Atlantic City’s East Coast Gaming Congress, Bill Bradley Probably Not Attending

East Coast Gaming Conference is all about sports betting but Bill Bradley won’t be joining

Sports betting is naturally the hot topic of this year’s East Coast Gaming Congress, which kicked off today (Wednesday) at Harrahs Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City. The first day of events includes an in-depth talk on “Sports Betting: Where Does It Stand in mid-2018 and where is it going?” Where does it stand? Thanks…Read More

DraftKings Australia Launches with DFS, Is Sports Betting Next?

DraftKings Launches DFS in Australia

Daily fantasy sports market-leader DraftKings announced the launch of its Australian platform on Monday, bringing the countries it operates in outside its core North American market to six. Since early 2017, when it debuted in the UK, the company has slowly rolled out its services to Germany, Malta, Ireland and Austria, but with none of…Read More