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Daily Fantasy Sports Pass ‘Game of Skill’ Test in Academic Study

Are daily fantasy sports (DFSS) contests games of skill, or games of chance? That’s a multi-million, possibly multi-billion, dollar question that’s kept the DFS market spinning its wheels in a number of countries. Fortunately, for DFS operators, a recent study by researchers at Kansas State University found that DFS is …

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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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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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PlayON Secures Spot as Official NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Operator

PlayON Sports is partnering with the NBA to become the league’s official daily fantasy sports operator for international markets. The deal is a major step forward for PlayON and something of a slap in the face to DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel. Under the terms of the deal, PlayON will …

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Anti-Gambling Group Challenges NY Daily Fantasy Sports

A New York-based anti-gambling group is suing the State in hopes of stopping the daily fantasy sports business in its tracks. According to a lawsuit filed last week by a group called Stop Predatory Gambling, a deal struck recently by lawmakers that allowed the daily fantasy sports industry to continue …

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Minnesota Indian Tribe Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Site

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is launching a daily fantasy sports site that’s ready to go for the upcoming NFL season. This marks the first time that a tribal gaming interest has dipped its toes in the US-facing daily fantasy sports market. The new site is …

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Winamax Launches French Daily Fantasy Sports Market

Winamax, a French operator, has broken ground on the French daily fantasy sports market with the launch of  Le Jeu de l’Entraineur (JDE) (the Coach’s Game) game. Could this the beginning of something tres grand? The company is the first and, as of this writing, the only operator with its …

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Daily Fantasy Sports Giants Dial Back Ad Buys

Last fall the US-facing daily fantasy sports industry blitzed the American airwaves with an unprecedented volume of advertisements. Americans simply couldn’t turn on a radio, television or computer without seeing an ad for FanDuel or DraftKings. That definitely won’t be the case this year. According to a report in the …

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