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Ill. lawmaker proposes daily fantasy sports wagering

Ill. lawmaker proposes daily fantasy sports wagering

posted on October 29, 2015 by

​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.

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Fantasy wagering helps fuel legal betting

Fantasy wagering helps fuel legal betting

posted on October 24, 2015 by

Fascination with fantasy sports wagering has helped drive the level of action at Nevada’s legal sports books to record levels, according to a new analysis by the American Gaming Association.

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NCAA bans fantasy wagering ads

NCAA bans fantasy wagering ads

posted on October 23, 2015 by

The NCAA has decided it does not want to have anything to do with fantasy sports wagering and has told DraftKings and FanDuel, that their advertising will no longer be permitted at NCAA events.

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Sports betting industry needs to be proactive

Sports betting industry needs to be proactive

posted on October 20, 2015 by

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. 

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Dark day in Nevada with no fantasy sports

Dark day in Nevada with no fantasy sports

posted on October 20, 2015 by

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...

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Control Board bans unlicensed fantasy sports wagering

Control Board bans unlicensed fantasy sports wagering

posted on October 17, 2015 by

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.

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Fantasy control to Major Tom Brady

Fantasy control to Major Tom Brady

posted on October 13, 2015 by

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.

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Clearly fantasy sports needs outside regulators

Clearly fantasy sports needs outside regulators

posted on October 13, 2015 by

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...

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Fantasy sports wagering fees top $40 million

Fantasy sports wagering fees top $40 million

posted on October 12, 2015 by

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.

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FanDuel permanently bans employee wagering

FanDuel permanently bans employee wagering

posted on October 12, 2015 by

FanDuel has permanently banned all employees of the fantasy sport wagering company from playing any daily fantasy sports for money and has also begun an internal probe.

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Reid wants Congress to examine fantasy-sports betting

Reid wants Congress to examine fantasy-sports betting

posted on October 08, 2015 by

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.

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Ones to watch in NFL fantasy

Ones to watch in NFL fantasy

posted on October 06, 2015 by

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.

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Fantasy sports seminars argue skill vs. luck

Fantasy sports seminars argue skill vs. luck

posted on October 06, 2015 by

​The seminars on sports betting and fantasy sports were a social media bonanza along with defining just where this issue lies in the state of New Jersey. “New Jersey is the flashpoint of the entire issue,” said Daniel Wallach, a Florida-based attorney

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New York Times: 'Rein in fantasy wagering'

New York Times: 'Rein in fantasy wagering'

posted on October 05, 2015 by

Fantasy sports wagering has attracted the attention of the editorial board at the New York Times, which declared in an editorial today that the time may have arrived for congressional action to “rein in” its growing appeal.

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Gustafsson worth a shot against DC

Gustafsson worth a shot against DC

posted on October 03, 2015 by

Fantasy Force  Daniel Cormier defends his UFC ‘Jon Jones’ Light Heavyweight Championship against Alexander Gustafsson tonight on PPV.

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The NFL catch rule needs an overhaul

The NFL catch rule needs an overhaul

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Fantasy Force | First, let me start this week by getting something off my chest. The Calvin Johnson-Dez Bryant rule is a travesty.

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Fantasy wagering could benefit New Jersey's push

Fantasy wagering could benefit New Jersey's push

posted on September 23, 2015 by

​The recent surge of interest in fantasy sports wagering could benefit New Jersey’s stalled attempt to bring sports betting to Atlantic City casinos, according to a congressman who is sympathetic to the effort.

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Fantasy sports wagering: A work in progress

Fantasy sports wagering: A work in progress

posted on September 22, 2015 by

Gaming Insider | Fantasy sports wagering needs a strong dose of “clarity.” That’s the view of MGM Resorts Executive VP Alan Feldman who put my recent question on the subject under his microscope.

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Look towards Seahawks Graham in fantasy

Look towards Seahawks Graham in fantasy

posted on September 22, 2015 by

Fantasy Force | The Buccaneers, a week after being embarrassed by the Titans, win at New Orleans. Compare that to Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson with six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns after catching one ball last week.

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Fantasy wagering pursues legislative action in Florida

Fantasy wagering pursues legislative action in Florida

posted on September 16, 2015 by

​The fantasy sports industry wants to get the attention of the Florida Legislature. With that in mind, two of the biggest companies in the rapidly evolving business, FanDuel and DraftKings, have joined forces to hire a legislative lobbyist.

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