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Vivid Entertainment tries fantasy sports

Vivid Entertainment tries fantasy sports

posted on February 22, 2016 by

This week, Vivid will debut daily fantasy sports games, allowing customers to assemble a roster and win or lose based on real life performance. Called Vivid Sports 4 Money, the site will be built and operated by DraftDay Gaming Group. 

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Bill would legalize fantasy sports in Arizona

Bill would legalize fantasy sports in Arizona

posted on February 22, 2016 by

​Arizona may be the next state to legalize online fantasy sports wagering. An amendment to Senate Bill 1515 would end a prohibition in the state’s current gambling law, which affects online fantasy sports leagues. 

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Sports betting advocates play outside game

Sports betting advocates play outside game

posted on February 17, 2016 by

Rather than seeking action on Capitol Hill, proponents of sports betting are hoping that growing acceptance of betting in the states – driven in part by the popularity of daily fantasy sports games – will help overturn a ban of sports gambling.

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Missouri bill will exempt fantasy sports from gambling regs

Missouri bill will exempt fantasy sports from gambling regs

posted on February 08, 2016 by

Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to regulate fantasy sports like gambling. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is proposing to exempt fantasy sports from gambling regulations because players rely on skill, not chance. 

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Hawaii prosecutor: fantasy sports sites cease and desist

Hawaii prosecutor: fantasy sports sites cease and desist

posted on February 03, 2016 by

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney is demanding that the heads of two major fantasy sports sites stop taking bets from Honolulu residents. The move comes after Hawaii Attorney General said online fantasy sports contests are gambling.

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Florida Senate committee approves DFS rules

Florida Senate committee approves DFS rules

posted on January 29, 2016 by

The daily fantasy sports industry won an important battle in the Florida Senate as the Regulated Industries Committee approved a plan to legalize and regulate DFS contests.

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California assembly approves DFS regulations

California assembly approves DFS regulations

posted on January 28, 2016 by

The fast-growing daily fantasy sports industry got a cordial reception in California’s state Assembly as lawmakers easily approved regulations that would control fantasy action in the country’s most populous state should they become law.

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Fantasy sports needs clarity in Maryland

Fantasy sports needs clarity in Maryland

posted on January 18, 2016 by

Maryland’s official view of daily fantasy sports betting needs legislative clarity, according to attorneys for the state. Complicating matters is the fact that daily fantasy sports activity has emerged as an issue only in the last few years.

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Gaming policy group to examine fantasy sports

Gaming policy group to examine fantasy sports

posted on January 18, 2016 by

Gov. Brian Sandoval has filed an order with the secretary of state’s office saying he wants the group to come up with policy that will address possibilities for fitting daily fantasy sports into the menu of business options in Nevada.

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NY appeals court rules for fantasy sports

NY appeals court rules for fantasy sports

posted on January 13, 2016 by

Daily Fantasy sports contests can continue in New York until Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman’s efforts to shut down DraftKings and FanDuel are resolved, a panel of appellate court judges has ruled.

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Indiana lawmaker to FanDuel: We want you

Indiana lawmaker to FanDuel: We want you

posted on January 06, 2016 by

New York-based FanDuel has been invited to move its headquarters to Indiana where two Hoosier lawmakers say they would be delighted to see the company, one of the giants in the daily fantasy sports business, make its home base there.

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Massachusetts looks for daily fantasy sports games

Massachusetts looks for daily fantasy sports games

posted on January 01, 2016 by

The Massachusetts Lottery is looking for input from companies able to stay on the cutting edge of the fast-moving fantasy sports and digital games business.

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Illinois AG agrees to trial schedule

Illinois AG agrees to trial schedule

posted on December 30, 2015 by

Boston-based DraftKings appears set to continue doing business in Illinois for at least several months, according to an agreement with Atty. Gen Lisa Madigan that sets a schedule for hearings and a June start of a trial if necessary.

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Illinois AG KO's fantasy contests

Illinois AG KO's fantasy contests

posted on December 25, 2015 by

DraftKings headed to court Thursday following an opinion by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that daily fantasy sports betting is illegal in her state.

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Pari-mutuel fantasy sports – catch 22

Pari-mutuel fantasy sports – catch 22

posted on December 22, 2015 by

The Analyst | Innovation and entrepreneurship should always be encouraged, and it is in this light Vic Salerno should be commended for putting his money, time and energy into advancing his vision of Pari-Mutuel Fantasy Sports betting..

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Salerno upbeat about future of US Fantasy

Salerno upbeat about future of US Fantasy

posted on December 22, 2015 by

Gaming Insider | Vic Salerno was flashing a smile as he returned to Las Vegas from California where he met last week with officials at high levels of the horse racing industry to discuss his unique pari-mutuel oriented approach to daily fantasy sports betting.

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Indiana may regulate daily fantasy sports

Indiana may regulate daily fantasy sports

posted on December 21, 2015 by

​Indiana lawmakers are considering the possibility of regulating daily fantasy sports sites and allowing casinos to offer them. Hoosiers are currently allowed to play those sites, but the state has no control over who can offer the games.

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Salerno leads the way again with US Fantasy

Salerno leads the way again with US Fantasy

posted on December 15, 2015 by

Gaming Insider | Last week, Vic Salerno became the first Nevadan to apply for the sportsbook operator’s license the Gaming Control Board says is necessary for companies interested in setting up shop in the daily fantasy business.

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Fantasy sports gets temporary reprieve in New York State

Fantasy sports gets temporary reprieve in New York State

posted on December 11, 2015 by

An appeals court has granted Fantasy Sports a short-term stay to the preliminary injunction issued earlier today by a judge in response to a request by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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New York judge upholds AG's fantasy sports order

New York judge upholds AG's fantasy sports order

posted on December 11, 2015 by

A New York judge has upheld the order of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel should stop taking bets from New York residents.

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