FanDuel Shuts Down UK-Facing Operation

FanDuel is shutting down its UK-facing operation as it prepares to fight for its life in the chaotic US daily fantasy sports market. The move is a good indication of how desperate the situation is at the company, now that its dreams of merging with rival DraftKings have been put …

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UK Gambling Commission Warns Operators About Fantasy Sports

The UK Gambling Commission has a word of warning for fantasy football operators: don’t do anything that even resembles traditional sports betting if you want to keep your license. It’s a warning that illustrates the challenges fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports operators face as they market a product that, …

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California Jumps on Legal Sports Betting Bandwagon

California is the latest state to step up and prepare for the eventuality of legal sports betting in the United States with a proposal to amend its constitution to allow bookies to roam free across the Golden State. But before you start dreaming of placing parlays by the beach, you’ll …

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Slovakian Government Blacklists 10 Gambling Operators

Slovakian government officials have published a blacklist containing the names of ten gambling operators whose sites they are ready to block from the country’s punters. It’s the most recent move in an effort by the government to crack down on unlicensed foreign operators serving local online gamblers. The names on …

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DraftKings and FanDuel Call Off Proposed Merger

The proposed merger between daily fantasy sports giants, FanDuel and DraftKings has been called off. Company officials called off the deal late Thursday but questions about the fate of both companies will be lingering for the foreseeable future. Joining the two biggest names in the daily fantasy sports world seemed …

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UK Gambling Commission Throws Down £150k Fine on Lottoland

The UK Gambling Commission has issued a £150,000 ($ 194,000 USD) to Lottoland for a radio advertisement the Commission says is misleading to consumers. The fine is the latest in a series of punishments doled out to gambling operators that are, more often than not, based on a single consumer …

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Hard Rock Atlantic City Plans to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports

The operators of the Hard Rock International are hoping to offer daily fantasy sports contests to their customers when they open on the site of the former Trump Taj Mahal in 2018. Their move is part of a growing trend of land-based casinos offering daily fantasy sports contests, but could …

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Google Blocked in Russia as Part of Online Gambling Dispute

Russian telecom authorities briefly blocked access to Google.ru last week as part of an ongoing dispute with the search giant over links to online gambling sites. Though service was restored after just a few hours, the incident points out the increasingly hard line the country is taking in its battle …

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Major Changes Approved at Amaya Gaming Shareholder Meeting

Amaya Gaming’s efforts to rebrand into the Stars Group, Inc. won the approval of the company’s shareholders at a recent general meeting. The name change is just one piece of a major effort by the online gambling giant to shed the impact of recent scandals and refocus its branding. That …

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EU Slaps Down Hungarian Online Gambling Taxes

The European Union’s top court has ruled that Hungary’s draconian online gambling licensing and tax scheme is in violation of the Union’s laws regarding competition. In a ruling that came down late Thursday, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) determined that Hungary’s rules were not transparent and would prevent …

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