New Jersey lawmakers and regulators should not treat daily fantasy sports action the same way as casinos because success relies more on skill than on chance. That was the essence of the message delivered by a spokesman for the booming industry.view
The nation’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies have been ordered to stop doing business with New York residents. FanDuel and DraftKings, were told that their business constitutes illegal gambling and they cannot do business with residents.view
No Fantasy in New York | DraftKings and FanDuel have been ordered by the New York State attorney general to stop taking bets from New York residents according to a New York Times storyview
Gaming Insider | The sports betting business continues to fuel talk that is getting the attention of lawmakers across the country. Former Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli is at the junction of this exchange of views.view
Add New Jersey to the list of U.S. jurisdictions that have decided to take long, hard looks at fantasy sports wagering. State Sen. Jim Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor, says he will introduce a bill that would oversee daily fantasy sports action in New Jersey.view
An Illinois legislator filed a proposal that would allow daily fantasy sports betting sites to operate within the state. Websites such as DraftKings would not be considered gambling, but any companies offering daily fantasy sports betting would need policies that allow for audits.view
Gaming Insider | Nevada’s sports wagering business would benefit from an extended think tank session. The goal: to get out in front of an issue that continues to get serious attention on a number of fronts.view
Fantasy Force | The Nevada Gaming Control Board last Thursday banned unlicensed daily fantasy sports saying any DFS site must apply for a Nevada gaming license. If you have heard any of the talk from DFS reps the quote is always...view
Daily fantasy sports wagering in Nevada is illegal without the licenses issued by the state, Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett has declared in a notice to licensees.view
Fantasy Force | Did everyone see the Devonta Freeman overturned touchdown? Change the rule! Solid diamonds last week both Willie Snead and Antonio Andrews hit but Calvin Johnson and Owen Daniels crushed my chances of making any big money this weekend.view
Beyond the Numbers | The daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry was rocked by a scandal last week when it was revealed that Ethan Haskell, DraftKings’ written content manager, had mistakenly leaked player ownership percentages...view
The two top fantasy sports wagering companies generated $43.6 million in entry fees for tournaments based on Sunday’s NFL games, suggesting recent cheating allegations have not scared off customers at FanDuel and DraftKings.view
Harry Reid, the top Democrat Senate, wants Congress to examine fantasy-sports betting services. Reid’s call for action came after reports that an employee with access to insider information placed bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.view
Fantasy Force | The stars keep falling for me in fantasy sports. This week it was Odell Beckham’s pedestrian five catches for 38 yards. Week 2, Jeremy Hill .6! In Week 1 Dez Bryant 5-48. On the opposite end of things most of my filler players have been on point.view
Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators cleared it to begin. Penn National submitted a 107-page application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday.
The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies one of the property’s three towers.
An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma.
Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. The casino expects to start accepting bets Sept. 1.
NASCAR is on its way, Sept. 13 thru Sept. 16, to the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas, with a series of “fan-centric” events to promote the South Point 400, this year’s kick off event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.