DraftKings and FanDuel’s executives say the last year of battling with regulators across the country for their industry’s survival helped bring about the merger of the once bitter daily fantasy sports rivals.view
Fantasy Force | The winning continues in USFantasy as Marcus Mariota was the big winner for me this past weekend. Now to keep the train on track let’s look at this week’s card.view
Fantasy Force | Mariota has been heating up as of late, some of that has to do with the defensive talent he’s seen some I believe is of his making. While he is not the typical gunslinger, I think he has success this week against San Diego and will be a nice price if he hits the board.view
The Takeover | For the second straight week it looks like another solid winner in USFantasy. Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart piled up 180 USFantasy points after going off at 23-1 in Prop No. 7. When I gave him out on GamingToday.com on Saturday he was at 17-1.view
Reports are surfacing that Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, are close to merging operations. The long-rumored deal was described as “imminent” and could be announced as early as this week, after details are finalized, according to ESPN.view
Fantasy Force | If you are familiar with playing in traditional leagues it’s about having handcuffs to players in great offenses. Spencer Ware of the Chiefs is a great example as he had been the backup till Jamaal Charles until Charles injury issues flared up and Ware has since put his stamp on the job.view
A $12 million settlement has been reached between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel. Both Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) companies have each agreed to pay the state $6 million over the next three years.view
The Takeover | Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (7/2) and Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (3/1) got the job done as the Exacta for Prop No. 3 paid $52.80 for $1 in USFantasy on Sunday.view
Around Town | USFantasy debuted at several Las Vegas sportsbooks for Week 2 of the NFL season. Since then it has grown in popularity, added other sports such as basketball and hockey, and become available at 31 books here in town and 10 others throughout the state.view
First off the Indianapolis Colts are terrible. The great thing is it doesn’t matter if the Colts are terrible in real life because they can still be profitable in USFantasy sports.view
The Takeover | Another week of USFantasy and it looks like a nice 13-1 winner from the Texans RB Lamar Miller. Arizona’s David Johnson had yet to play at press time but he’s the only running back left in Prop No. 2 that could take out the Houston star.view
Looking at this week’s card, US Fantasy has add two new props with Sunday and Monday night games only. The most interesting is a four player quarterback field (PROP No. 10) featuring Sunday night QBs with Monday night QBsview
The Takeover | Tom Brady certainly knows how to come back in style. The Patriots’ suspended quarterback, as expected, lit up the Cleveland Browns to the tune of 406 passing yards and 3 TDs at EVEN money to take Prop #1 in USFantasy this past weekend.view
Dye-ing to Know | Professional leagues in the United States are finally starting to recognize that legalized sports betting is actually in their best interests, and not the enemy, when it comes to maintaining integrity for the games.view
Fantasy used to be my domain here at GamingToday. Now that fantasy is back in Vegas thanks to US Fantasy. Let’s take a look at some plays for this Sunday. (According to USFantasy.com; Betting closes at 10 a.m. and is available at Caesars locations, Boyd Gaming sportsbooks and CGT locations.)view
Expect a resumption of heated national discussion of fantasy sports rules and regulations now that major industry player DraftKings is investigating if two brothers used what is being termed an “illegal strategy” to win last weekend’s “Football Millionaire” contest.view
Tilman Fertitta reportedly has approached Caesars Entertainment about a potential merger agreement. Fertitta owns the Golden Nugget brand, which includes casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi and other locations, in addition to the NBA’s Houston Rockets.
Vegas Sports Books | The 49ers covering +9.5 in a 33-30 loss at Green Bay Monday night capped a winning Week 6 of the NFL for Nevada sports books.
Poker Profiles | The Venetian is home to the Deepstack Extravanga Tournaments, some of the most popular poker tournaments in the world. We interviewed Tommy LaRosa, the Venetian’s Poker Room Manager for his background and thoughts on poker.
Dye-ing to Know | One of the most familiar names in Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle over the last couple decades has been “Johnny Spot.” John Druzisky, a supervisor at “The Book” inside The LINQ, got his nickname back when he was hanging out regularly in pool halls.
Reacting to an easier mobile sign-up system recently adopted by New Jersey, MGM, Caesars and Wynn requested that Nevada sports books be allowed to implement remote registration and identity verification for mobile accounts.