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FanDuel CFO Claims Daily Fantasy Sports Not Gambling, Just Entertainment

FanDuel CFO Matt King told PBS’ “Frontlines” that his company and Daily Fantasy Sports is not gambling but rather entertainment.  He also upset some in the poker community by claiming that poker is not a game of skill but is indeed a form of gambling.

FanDuel CFO Matt King told PBS’ “Frontlines” that his company and Daily Fantasy Sports is not gambling but rather entertainment.  He also upset some in the poker community by claiming that poker is not a game of skill but is indeed a form of gambling.

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NYC Crane Accident Nearly Takes Out Courthouse Where DFS Case is Being Heard

A crane has crashed within feet of the courthouse where Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are currently fighting to continue operating in the state of New York.

The accident, which occurred Friday morning, resulted in at least one death of an individual who was sitting in his car.  Two others have been injured.

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Florida to Create Office of Amusements for DFS Sector?

Florida Sen. Joe Negron has filed a new version of his bill, which aims to regulate and legalize fantasy sports in the state.

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California Assembly Approves DFS Regulations

SACRAMENTO — (Associated Press) - California’s state Assembly approved minimal regulations Wednesday for the fast-growing daily fantasy sports industry amid a national debate over whether the online games violate states' gambling laws.

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Oregon Class Action Suit Claims DFS Sites Violating State Laws: Seeks $5 Million

A class action lawsuit filed in the state of Oregon claims that Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are in violation of state laws.

More specifically, the complaint alleges that both companies operate as illegal online sports wagering while providing an unfair advantage to company employees.

By Aaron Goldstein
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DFS Champ Maxdalury Forms RotoQL.com All-In Work Station

One of the more successful Daily Fantasy Sports players, Maxdalury (real name unknown), has premiered his new DFS all-in work station RotoQL.com.

By Aaron Goldstein
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DraftKings Boosts Lobbying Efforts

DraftKings Boosts Lobbying Efforts

Daily fantasy operator DraftKings reported $80,000 in lobbying spending for the fourth quarter, up from $10,000 in the third quarter, according to a congressional disclosure released Wednesday.

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Phil Ivey to Debut Daily Fantasy Sports Site in February

LAS VEGAS, - iTEAM Network announced today that Phil Ivey, widely considered the world's most talented poker player, will launch PhilIveyDFS on their Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform.

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Meet Aaron Jones, Poker Pro Turned Daily Fantasy Sports Juggernaut

Aaron Jones (aejones) is a poker player living in a daily fantasy sports world. Since he turned 17 years old, Aaron has played poker professionally.

"I've kind of made enough money to not have to worry about going down the internship and job path," Aaron said.

By Aaron Goldstein
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DraftKings New CMO: 'We Could Have Reduced the Ads a Bit'

Boston-based Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings has appointed Janet Holian as its first-ever chief marketing officer.  The co-founders previously worked with Holian at VistaPrint. 

When asked about the massive ad blitze that could have resulted in various Attorney Generals coming after DraftKings and rival FanDuel, Holian did admit "we could have reduced the ads a bit".

By Aaron Goldstein
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