Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry. The post What the Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports Will Mean for Problem Gambling appeared first on The Good Men Project.
DraftKings and FanDuel have been preparing for a merger that, when announced, seemed like the only way they could survive. Various states had taken aim at daily fantasy play, classifying it as gambling, and some of the sponsorships and...Show More Summary
When the news came out that Brent Musburger was leaving ESPN and heading to Vegas to talk sports gambling on a daily radio show, it made perfect sense. Musburger had long been known for his love for betting and odds, from his CBS NFL...Show More Summary
It’s March, which means it’s time for March Madnesss, "the one time a year where it's socially acceptable to be a gambling addict," as "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah put it on Monday's episode. With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament...Show More Summary
This is Day 1 of my daily "Picking The Lines" posts. Remember that gambling is for fun only, and this is really just a blogging gimmick to talk about each game. Never bet significant sums of money on sporting events.As always, the Vegas lines used will be the VegasInsider consensus line at the time the post goes live on the blog. Show More Summary
The last few years have seen quite a bit of growth in the fantasy sports gambling industry. There are two major companies pushing this growth and they are DraftKings and FanDuel.
(Springer) Chances are good that youngsters growing up around family members who gamble will also start doing so to release the strains of daily living. This is not necessarily true for adolescents whose family members find their escape in alcohol or drugs. Show More Summary
Both sites have faced recent legal challenges centering on whether their contests amount to games of skill or gambling. They hint that reducing legal costs was a factor in the decision to join forces.
In an email sent to all users, the daily fantasy gambling site Alphadraft has announced it will cease operations on October 21. More »
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Ryan Grim at Huffington Post has a story that shows both the role Trump once played in New Jersey’s now-crumbling seaside gambling mecca and his continuing impulse-control problems. Hat/tip to HuffPost Hill’s kicky daily digest of political stuff for where...Read more
Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies. … Click to Continue »
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DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.
Illegal gambling or game of skill? Empire State chooses latter in new law legitimizing the popular online sports contests
In the final hours of the legislative session early Saturday, the New York Senate passed a bill declaring that daily fantasy sports do not constitute gambling under state law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign it. "New York fantasy...Show More Summary
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that fantasy football isn’t about wagering, and that daily fantasy isn’t really gambling because it’s not about the outcome of games. The second-most prominent member of the Goodell family thinks differently. Andy Goodell, Roger’s cousin, is a New York State assemblyman. The New York legislature is currently debating the…
Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. By Aleksandra Wisniewska In March, Europe’s leaders gambled their political futures, diplomatic credibility and...Show More Summary
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The daily fantasy industry has assumed a much lower profile in recent months, even as the assault against the non-gambling gambling activity has continued in various states throughout America. On Wednesday, the federal government will take a closer look at a business model spawned by federal legislation from 2006 that made online wagering illegal —…