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Alabama Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Throttled to Death on Senate Floor

Alabama DFS bill fails to change Luther Strange’s 2016 opinion

Alabama’s daily fantasy sports bill went down in flames in the State Senate on Wednesday. Despite being unanimously approved by the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee earlier this month, Senator Paul Sanford’s bill didn’t even make the vote yesterday – a fate that has befallen both of the dogged senator’s previous attempts to legalize DFS…Read More

FanDuel Plans to Go Public in Reverse Merger with Platinum Eagle

FanDuel to go public with Platinum Eagle Merger

FanDuel is in advanced talks to go public through a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to financial news website Axios this week. SPACs are essentially shell companies with no actual operations, but with a star-studded management team…Read More

DraftKings Hires Sportsbook Exec Ahead of US Supreme Court Decision on Christie v. NCAA

DraftKings sports betting PASPA

DraftKings is preparing its company for life after the US Supreme Court potentially repeals the current federal ban on sports betting. The daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider announced this week that it has hired its first “Head of Sportsbook,” with Sean Hurley the man appointed to the position. Hurley comes to the DraftKings from London-based…Read More

DFS Heavyweights DraftKings and FanDuel Packing Less Punch, as Sports Betting Opinions Change

DraftKings FanDuel sports betting

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two online daily fantasy sports (DFS) platforms that took 97 percent of the bets placed on the contests in 2017, are struggling to grow revenues.  That’s according to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, a market research firm in California, that details the struggling DFS industry. A subset of fantasy sports, DFS was all the…Read More

DraftKings to Live-Stream EuroLeague Basketball, Dreaming of the Big Leagues

DraftKings’ live-streaming EuroLeague Basketball

DraftKings will shortly begin offering live-streaming of EuroLeague basketball games for customers playing contests with buy-ins of $3 and upwards. The company’s co-founder and chief revenue officer Matt Kalish told the SportsTechie Podcast his week this was the first phase of a shift towards DraftKings’ live-streaming transformation into a “one-stop shop,” where sports fans will…Read More

DraftKings Will ‘Go After’ Sports Betting, says CEO

DraftKings’ sports betting is on, says Jason Robins

It’s official: a DraftKings’ sports betting platform will happen if the US Supreme Court strikes down the federal ban later this year. CEO Jason Robins dropped the highly anticipated bombshell to the Associated Press on Thursday. DraftKings would “certainly be going after it,” he said. I think the Supreme Court – I’m hopeful – will…Read More