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Texas to Approve Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation?

December 21, 2018 — Back in 2016, Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton issued an opinion that made clear the state felt as though participation in fantasy sports equated to gambling on athletic performance. Based on prio...

Sports Gambling Case To Be Decided By The Highest Court In The Land

December 24, 2017 — The Supreme Court of the United States is going to hear a case about the right of states to allow sports gambling within their own borders. The court is not expected to make a decision on the matter...

Legalized Daily Fantasy Sports Could Be Coming To Florida

January 12, 2017 — The Sunshine State is the very latest to exam how they handle Daily Fantasy Sports. These of course are popular contests in which players select a roster of players from the various teams competing ...

DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

November 25, 2016 — Months of speculation and rumors have finally mounted, and the deal between DraftKings and FanDuel has reached full fruition. The two companies will merge into one, and the move has been labeled a "...

Daily Fantasy Sports Formally Legalized, Regulated and Taxed in Missouri

June 19, 2016 — Missouri has officially become the fourth state in the US to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports, as a recent bill was signed by the state governor. It has passed the resolution as one of the most recen...

New York lawmakers confidently voted to pass a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports

June 19, 2016 — Following March Agreements with Attorney General New York Assemblymen Pass Regulatory and Consumer Protections with Daily Fantasy Sports Bill New York had become an infamous battle ground for dai...

Daily Fantasy Sports to partner with casinos in Pennsylvania?

May 23, 2016 — According to a report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board published earlier this month, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators looking to operate legally in the State may have to partner wit...

Alabama declares daily fantasy sports games to be illegal

April 11, 2016 — Alabama has teamed up with other US states to illegalize DFS games. DFS games operators are fighting a fierce battle since this gambling activity does not seem to fit in any legal category. The la...

Virginia Becomes the First US State to Formally Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

March 17, 2016 — On March 7, Virginia became the first US state to make Daily Fantasy Sports officially legal under state law. The ‘Fantasy Contests Act’ was signed into law by Virginia Governor Terry McAulif...

FanDuel Compromises with Attorney General, while DraftKings Prepares for Legal Action

March 17, 2016 — In Texas, FanDuel Compromises with Attorney General, while DraftKings Prepares for Legal Action The two largest Daily Fantasy Sports operators in the United States, FanDuel and DraftKings, are...

DraftKings Appears to Suspend its Sponsorships with Six eSports Teams

March 6, 2016 — DraftKings Appears to Suspend its Sponsorships with Six eSports Teams, Potentially as the Result of Escalating Legal Battles In September of 2015, Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings initiat...

Virginia is Winning the National Race to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

February 27, 2016 — With Bills Passed in Both State House and Senate, Virginia is Winning the National Race to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports With acts passed in both the state House of Representatives and Senate,...

DraftKings: Appeal Against New York Attorney General's Preliminary Injunction

February 27, 2016 — DraftKings Officially Files Appeal Against New York Attorney General’s Preliminary Injunction Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings is fighting back against a preliminary injunction that woul...

Daily Fantasy Sports Company FantasyHub 'Temporarily' Suspends Operations

February 24, 2016 — Daily Fantasy Sports Company FantasyHub ‘Temporarily’ Suspends Operations, Claims Talks with “Strategic 3rd Party, Leaves All Players without Account Access FantasyHub, a Daily Fantasy S...

Rhode Island Attorney General Writes Opinion in Support of Daily Fantasy Sports

February 24, 2016 — On February 4, the attorney general of Rhode Island made a statement declaring his belief in the state legality of Daily Fantasy Sports. AG Peter Kilmartin has “undertaken a review of the ope...

DraftKings Issues Cease and Desist to Popular DFS Analytics Site SuperLobby

February 22, 2016 — On February 2, Draftkings became involved in a new litigatory front outside of its infamous New York Attorney General battle: it issued a cease and desist letter to SuperLobby, a website which ...

Pennsylvania Legislators Pass Bill Calling for Lift of Federal Sports Betting Prohibition

February 19, 2016 — Pennsylvania legislators have passed a bill that will ask the US Congress to repeal the federal ban on sports gambling. Instead, the bill envisions an America where sports betting would be ove...

Virginia Senate Passes Bill Exempting DFS from the Definition of Gambling

February 18, 2016 — The Virginian Senate has passed a bill that would exempt Daily Fantasy Sports from the legal definition of gambling. Senate Bill 646--the “Fantasy Contests Act,” subtitled “created, r...

Do not Trust the American Gaming Association's $4.2 Billion Illegal Betting Estimate

February 12, 2016 — While researching statistics on the Super Bowl 50, I encountered an astounding statistic: Americans are expected to gamble away $4.2 billion on just one game. What's more, 97% if that will be bet ...

Credit Card Processor Vantiv Will Drop DraftKings and FanDuel by the End of February

February 12, 2016 — Vantiv Entertainment Solutions a major servicer of credit card payments in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry. However, Vantiv no longer wants to play this role. When New York Attorney General E...

Super Bowl 50 Sees "Prop Bets" Comprise 60% of Aggregate Betting Pool

February 10, 2016 — Despite predictions that the Panthers would take the game, Super Bowl Sunday saw the Broncos win a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. However, while predicting that outcome could have made ...

Major Credit Card Processors Drop FanDuel and DraftKings

February 9, 2016 — Major Credit Card Processors Drop FanDuel and DraftKings as Attorney Generals Condemn Daily Fantasy Sports As a growing number of state Attorneys General voice their opposition to the legality...

Disclosed Emails Reveal Texas Lottery Commission Wanted Contract with DraftKings

February 2, 2016 — The Texas Lottery Commission was revealed to have been seriously exploring the possibility of adding Daily Fantasy Sports to its list of offerings, according to emails acquired by the Dallas Morni...

Mississippi Attorney General Claims Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal

February 1, 2016 — Mississippi Attorney General States Follows Texas, Vermont, New York Example by Claiming Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal On February 1, Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood chose to stand ag...

Former World Sports Exchange Employee Returns to Face Gambling Conspiracy Charges

January 27, 2016 — On Veteran’s Day, Haden Ware pled guilty to charges of conspiracy in New York. Ware was a long time employee of the defunct site World Sports Exchange, which offered online sports booking in vio...

Wynn Las Vegas Launches Sportsbook App with Miomni Gaming

January 27, 2016 — Wynn Las Vegas has announced it will be releasing a new mobile sportsbook app, making it the most recent in a growing list of casinos who are offering wagers online. The app will unfortunately mis...

Vermont Attorney General's Office Comments on Senate Bill that Would Legalize DFS

January 19, 2016 — The state of Vermont may become the next battleground in the national battle over the legality of daily fantasy sports leagues. On Friday, January 15, the Vermont Attorney General office’s c...

Washington State Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues to Get New Consideration in 2016

January 17, 2016 — Washington State, renowned for its hostile legal attitude towards any forms of online real-money gaming, may very well be on the path towards legalizing betting on daily fantasy sports. On Janu...

DraftKings and FanDuel Receive Legal Grace in New York During Appeal Process

January 16, 2016 — Since last November, New York state has fostered a hostile legal climate towards fantasy draft leagues. However, as of January 12 of this year, fantasy draft companies have been granted fortunate...

The Discussion of Fantasy Sports Legality in California

January 16, 2016 — Earlier, his month, California became a trailblazer in the national legal discussion on regulation of the daily fantasy sports industry. Passage of bill AB 1437 by the Governmental Organization...

Florida Fantasy Sports Bill Passes First Subcommittee Vote

January 16, 2016 — Good news for Florida fans of daily fantasy sports: this month, Florida laid the grounding framework for legalizing and regulating this form of online gambling, after the state’s House Busine...

DraftKings and FanDuel suing Illinois AG

December 27, 2015 — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is facing the daily fantasy sports operators rage after the two big ones of the market filed a lawsuit to prevent the sabotage against the fantasy sports ...

New bill in New York will make DFS operations much more difficult

December 15, 2015 — A new bill has been introduced in New York by Assemblyman Dean Murray. This type of proposed law might change the way that the state sees daily fantasy sports operations. The bill will try to c...

DraftKings confronts New York Supreme Court ruling

November 20, 2015 — The daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is about to enter the war against the US federal government due to the New York Supreme Court last ruling. The Supreme Court seems to have made up it...

New York State's Attorney General rules fantasy sports illegal

November 12, 2015 — Daily fantasy sports industry’s leaders FanDuel and DraftKings have both received a cease-and-desist order from New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ruled the games to ...

Massachusetts gambling regulator reviewing daily fantasy sports activities

November 4, 2015 — Massachusetts gambling regulator seems to be interested on daily fantasy sports activities. The regulator wants to know if the daily fantasy sports providers are operating within the law. The r...

NFL players lawsuit against FanDuel a reality

November 4, 2015 — Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon is joining the long list of NFL players that are against daily fantasy sports company FanDuel. The lawsuit is based on the main operations for this and ...

17 suspects arrested for online gambling illegal activities

November 4, 2015 — United States authorities have recently conducted an investigation which outcome resulted on 17 suspects arrested. The suspects have been part of an online gambling organization that has been i...

Fantasy Sports not getting away with online gambling prohibition

October 27, 2015 — Fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings are dealing with prohibition again. Nevada’s gambling regulator, the Gaming Control Board, has finally made a decision on the subject: it wants...

DraftKings and FanDuel forced to stop operations following Fantasy Sport Nevada ban

October 16, 2015 — DraftKings and FanDuel forced to stop operations following Daily Fantasy Sport (DFS) Nevada ban The Nevada Gaming Control Board has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease operations after ru...

Scandal in the industry of fantasy sports

October 6, 2015 — A scandal is touching the unregulated industry of fantasy sports in which players assemble their fantasy teams with real athletes. Earlier this week, DraftKings and FanDuel released statement...

Google Play Store offers daily fantasy sports applications

September 18, 2015 — The gaming industry in the United States is working on several pilot programs that will bring new development the online gambling market. For the most part, the Daily Fantasy Sports market has ...

The board of bwin.party approves GVC Holdings's offer

September 4, 2015 — The boards of GVC and bwin.party announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer pursuant to which GVC will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary...

Betfair and Paddy Power set to merge

August 28, 2015 — Betfair and its Irish rival Paddy Power announced that they agreed in principle on a 5 billion pound merger to stake a claim to leadership of the online gambling market in Britain in order to cr...

Kansas for Fantasy Sports decriminalization

May 26, 2015 — Kansas Gaming & Racing Commission made a public statement last year concerning fantasy sports; the committee decided to make illegal any cash buy-ins fantasy sports game that pays out prizes. But...

Louisiana bill trying to legalize Fantasy Sports

April 13, 2015 — Louisiana is becoming one more of the many US states that is fighting in favor of online gaming. The fact that some US states have criminalized and banned the online gaming industry, is bringin...

William Hill offers wagering services from Nevada for 2016 Brazil's Summer Olympics

March 4, 2015 — The leader sports betting operator in the United States, William Hill US, has got his new license granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission to offer wagering services on sports events from the 2016 ...

New Jersey's racetrack Monmouth teams up with Fantasy Sports Network

March 2, 2015 — One of New Jersey’s most iconic landmarks, the Monmouth Park Racetrack, is joining forces with Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY). Both companies have entered into a marketing partnership to launch ...

Minnesota's lawmaker fights for legalizing sports betting

February 23, 2015 — The member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, State Rep. Phyliss Kahn, has introduced a new bill to legalize sports wagering online services in the state of Minnesota. The lawmaker pres...

MLB commissioner for US sports betting amendments

February 16, 2015 — Ron Manfred, North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) new commissioner, has gotten into the debate, calling for immediate sports betting reforms in the United States as the sports betting ma...

Senator John McCain discusses legalizing sports betting in Congress

February 3, 2015 — Washington D.C. is going to have to have some time to discuss gambling as the issue is coming from all sides. Two U.S. Congressmen, Frank LoBiondo and Frank Pallone, both from New Jersey, have re...

Cricket World Cup catches sports betting syndicates' attention

February 3, 2015 — Match fixing has become one of the main problems for sports in the last decades. Soccer, basketball, and football have been always catching the attention of big sports betting crime organizations....

Silver State considering sports betting for the Olympic Games

January 27, 2015 — The state of Nevada is going through one of its best moments. The US gambling state is looking at the sports betting market with good eyes and already allowing bets on events and contests for the ...

PokerStars parent company launches sports betting platform

January 27, 2015 — The parent company of the world’s most famous online poker room, PokerStars, has decided to get into sports betting in the Garden State. Amaya, one of the main firms in the gaming industry, rece...

New Jersey back in the sports betting business

January 23, 2015 — The US state of New Jersey keeps challenging the US federal government, in the better possible way. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allowed last year the practice of sports betting only ...

Indiana's lawmaker introduces bills for Daily Fantasy Sports and Sports Betting

January 16, 2015 — The US state of Indiana is considering a new bill for daily fantasy sports and sports bets. The two bills have been introduced by Indiana’s legislator, State Representative Alan Morrison. One of...

Major US pro leagues sign up for Fantasy sports

October 29, 2014 — The fantasy sports market is growing at a very hasty pace. Fantasy sports became very popular among sports gamblers as one of the choices to bet their money while enjoying the thrill of the major ...

Sports betting temporary blocked in New Jersey

October 28, 2014 — The launch of new legalized sports betting offer in New Jersey has been delayed after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the Garden State from permitting its racetrack...

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