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Fantasy sports forum set for Boston

Fantasy sports forum set for Boston

posted on December 09, 2015 by

The daily fantasy sports business is the focus of an “educational forum” to be held Thursday in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. Live streaming of the day-long series of presentations and discussions can be accessed through the Commission’s website.

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New York lawmakers support fantasy sports contests

New York lawmakers support fantasy sports contests

posted on December 09, 2015 by

Daily fantasy sports contests will be legalized in New York, it does not matter what the judge says. That’s the prediction of the chairman of a state legislative committee with authority over gambling.

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First application filed to operate regulated fantasy sports in Nev.

First application filed to operate regulated fantasy sports in Nev.

posted on December 08, 2015 by

Vic Salerno has applied to the Nev. Gaming Comm. for an off-track, pari-mutuel Sports System Operator’s license. The license would enable Salerno’s new company, US Fantasy, to be the first to offer a full variety of Fantasy Sports contests through casinos within Nev.

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DFS, skill, luck and probability debates continue

DFS, skill, luck and probability debates continue

posted on December 01, 2015 by

The Analyst | With all the stories over the New York courtroom battle of if Daily Fantasy Sports is skill-based or not and how it differs from season long contests, the topic of when is something a gamble versus an exercise in skill has become the determining discussion.

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Fantasy sports lawyers go to Court in New York

Fantasy sports lawyers go to Court in New York

posted on November 27, 2015 by

Attorneys for the two leading companies in the daily fantasy sports wagering business argued Wednesday in a Manhattan court room against the state attorney general’s efforts to shut them down and said he will have a ruling “soon.”

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DraftKings hires outside firm to review compliance

DraftKings hires outside firm to review compliance

posted on November 26, 2015 by

DraftKings has retained Exiger, to conduct a review of all aspects of the company’s operational, financial and risk controls and to help develop the practices that “ensure” DraftKings remains at the forefront of safety and consumer protection in the fantasy sports industry.

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Massachusetts OKs fantasy sports betting

Massachusetts OKs fantasy sports betting

posted on November 20, 2015 by

​Daily fantasy sports companies can continue operating in Massachusetts but there will be rules. Players entering what the Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel must be 21 and games involving college or amateur sports will not be allowed.

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Regulated existence seen in Daily Fantasy sports future

Regulated existence seen in Daily Fantasy sports future

posted on November 17, 2015 by

Gaming Insider | Phil Flaherty has been busy at high levels in the Nevada gaming business long enough to see new, interesting ideas flourish. Daily fantasy sports wagering has his attention now.

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DraftKings' request for TRO denied by judge

DraftKings' request for TRO denied by judge

posted on November 16, 2015 by

DraftKings is seeking a temporary restraining order in the state’s Supreme Court to keep the New York Attorney General from enforcing his ban. But their hopes were shot down late Monday when a New York judge denied their TRO request.

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Another road block has fallen in front of daily fantasy sports

Another road block has fallen in front of daily fantasy sports

posted on November 16, 2015 by

A temporary restraining order filed by DraftKings and FanDuel has been shut down today by a New York judge. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered them to stop taking wagers in the state. He declared that they are ‘illegal gambling operations.’

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Fla. legislation may provide safe haven for daily fantasy sports

Fla. legislation may provide safe haven for daily fantasy sports

posted on November 16, 2015 by

Companies in the fantasy sports betting business may get the keys to a safe haven in Florida where there is the promise of legislation that would classify the action they provide as a game of skill rather than chance.

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Fantasy companies FanDuel, DraftKings go to court

Fantasy companies FanDuel, DraftKings go to court

posted on November 13, 2015 by

Fantasy sports giants FanDuel and DraftKings have gone on the offense and headed to court to block enforcement of the New York attorney general’s ruling that their business in the state constitutes illegal gambling.

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Fantasy wagering debate continues

Fantasy wagering debate continues

posted on November 13, 2015 by

The search for common ground and clarity has guaranteed fantasy sports wagering a center stage position as the stack of conflicting opinions about what is or isn’t legal grows in states across the country.

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NJ committee reviews fantasy sports

NJ committee reviews fantasy sports

posted on November 11, 2015 by

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.

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NY attorney general orders Fan Duel, DraftKings to shut down

NY attorney general orders Fan Duel, DraftKings to shut down

posted on November 11, 2015 by

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.

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New York State declares fantasy sports are gambling

New York State declares fantasy sports are gambling

posted on November 10, 2015 by

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 story

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Former GCB chairman at the forefront of sports betting

Former GCB chairman at the forefront of sports betting

posted on November 10, 2015 by

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.

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FanDuel fees top $28M

FanDuel fees top $28M

posted on November 10, 2015 by

FanDuel and DraftKings were once again way ahead of everyone else among companies in the daily fantasy sports business as NFL action reached the halfway point in the season.

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New Jersey lawmaker wants fantasy sports regs

New Jersey lawmaker wants fantasy sports regs

posted on November 04, 2015 by

​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.

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Massachusetts will review fantasy sports wagers

Massachusetts will review fantasy sports wagers

posted on November 02, 2015 by

Daily fantasy sports wagers have got the attention of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which has agreed to consider regulations. FanDuel and DraftKings argue that their products are games of skill.

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