Thursday, February 9, 2023

Tag: Daily Fantasy Sports

Sportito and QPR FC Renew Sponsorship Deal

Sportito remain the Official Fantasy Sports Partner of QPR Football Club for the 2018/19 season. Sportito, the fastest growing Daily Fantasy Sports platform in Europe, renewed the partnership deal with the English Football Club, Queens…

Scout Gaming strikes deal with ComeOn

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with ComeOn to deliver the company's Daily Fantasy Sports platform.   The agreement gives ComeOn full access to Scout Gaming's DFS platform enabling them to offer a complete Daily Fantasy Sports solution to all its customers. A free-to-play version will be integrated initially, with the target to integrate payment solutions for real money...

DraftKings eye opening in Ireland’s DFS market

The American daily fantasy sports enterprise have announced they are planning on opening their services in Ireland before the end of the year. DraftKing’s plans were reported merely weeks after their merger with FanDuel was snubbed by the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it would destroy competition in the US DFS market. Jeffrey Haas, DraftKings’ chief international officer, told the...

DFS titans call time on ambitious merger bid

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The two giants of daily fantasy sports, FanDuel and DraftKings, retreat from their proposed merger amidst enduring opposition from competition watchdogs and escalating legal costs.   Daily fantasy sports duopolies, DraftKings and FanDuel, have ceded their plans to merge after unwavering opposition from US competition authorities. The deal, which would have seen one entity corner more than 90 percent of the burgeoning...

Massachusetts brands DFS ‘game of chance’

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A Special Commission in the state of Massachusetts has classed daily fantasy sports a game of chance - putting the soft genre’s future on shaky ground.   Massachusetts commission has recommended that daily fantasy sports be considered a game of chance - and therefore subject to online gambling legislation - setting a worrying precedent for the sector’s growth across the US. The...

SportAD debuts fantasy sports in Resorts Casino

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SportAD, has teamed up with Resorts Digital Gaming to launch the first licensed, real-money fantasy sports game for the US casino industry.   Resorts Digital Gaming - the online arm of Resorts Hotel Casino, the first casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey – will promote the game under its brand “FastPick”. SportAD claims its unique matchup-based sports game enables Resorts to enter...

Skill-gaming and Asia’s indelible millennials

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Benjamin Carlotti, co-founder and Managing Director of DFS operator, Oulala, discusses the centrality of skill-based gaming to Asia’s discerning middle-income millennials. How important is an event like G2E Asia for interactive gaming operators in 2017? G2E Asia is a key event, especially for European companies because it is the door to Asia, a growing market offering numerous stimulating perspectives for the...

Daily Fantasy Sports giants hedging on antitrust risk

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Daily fantasy sports giant, DraftKings soon (perhaps) to become an even more gigantic DraftKings-FanDuel, has achieved another $100m in financing, despite its pending merger not yet finding favour with the relevant authorities.   The company appealed for capital through its most recent fundraising round “Series E1”, although the $100m achieved in this round is only adding to a cash pile of...

Pocket App’s Paul Swaddle sees lucrative future for fantasy football apps

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The Chairman of the UK’s largest independent app developers, Pocket App, highlights the demands and opportunities present in fantasy football app market.   In an determined comment to global gaming media, Paul Swaddle, Chairman of Pocket App, discusses the growth and potential of the fantasy football market and how mobile apps can continue to match with the demand. The head of...

ASAP Italia and Sportradar strike up DFS partnership across Europe

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In a bid to invest in the online gaming across Europe, ASAP Italia and Sportradar have announced a partnership to develop Daily Fantasy Sports.   ASAP Italia and Sportradar have confirmed they will be aiming to develop the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) sector in Europe following a new partnership agreement. The joint venture will see ASAP Italia, owner of the odds comparison...

Malta moves closer to unique DFS ‘skill games’ regs

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Daily Fantasy Sports operators have lauded Malta’s gaming regulator, the Malta Gaming Authority, for its ongoing attempts to create a bespoke ‘Skill Games’ licence for the games.   Malta could soon become the first European jurisdiction to offer unique licences for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators under a dedicated set of ‘Skill Games’ regulations. The move follows a notice from the Malta...

Daily Fantasy Sports in California – flunked for 2016?

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Prospects for regulated DFS in California seemed rosy at the beginning of the year, but as the deadline for draft legislation approaches – there’s still silence from the senate in Sacramento. Any imminent prospect of legislation regulating Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in the state of California seems now to be all but extinguished, with the state’s legislature due to adjourn...

Maryland drafts consumer protection rules for DFS operators

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Daily Fantasy Sports operators have welcomed new regulatory plans in Maryland which will see a range of fresh consumer protections for DFS players put in place.   New proposals set out by comptroller Peter Franchot include age limits for DFS participants, a ban on third-party scripts, rules forbidden DFS employees to take part in the games and a system of demarcation...

New York governor signals green light for DFS

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has given the all-clear for Daily Fantasy Sports operators to resume their operations in the state with a new bill that defines the activity as a game of ‘skill’ rather than ‘chance.'   New York has become the latest state to legalise Daily Fantasy Sports after lawmakers signed a bill defining the activity as a ‘game of skill’. Governor...

FanDuel introduces ‘Bill of Rights’, overhauls website and logo

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As regulation continues to tighten in the US, DFS operator FanDuel has announced a series of new player protection measures as well as a major rebrand for its logo and digital channels.   Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has completed a major rebrand of its website and logo as the company prepares to launch a new season-long product later this...