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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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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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