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California Assembly Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill: What’s Next?

A bill to legalize and regulate Daily Fantasy Sports in the state of California drafted by Assemblyman Adam Gray went to a committee vote in Sacramento Wednesday (January 6, 2016) and passed almost unanimously.  

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NY Times: How The Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers

Jay Caspian Kang of the New York Times Magazine has written a great piece on the Sharks vs. Fish phenomenon in Daily Fantasy Sports, better described as “Those in The Know vs. Suckers”.

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eSports Fantasy Site Vulcun Shuts Off Real Money Play

One of the hottest esports startups of 2015 is shutting down the core of its business, that being its real money fantasy contests.

The company made the shock announcement on Monay. 

The move comes in response to increasing regulation on daily fantasy sports in many States around the country.

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New Form of Daily Fantasy Sports Coming to Racetracks Will Revolutionize Industry

A Hall of Fame bookmaker and a former executive consultant for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club are teaming up to offer a new version of daily fantasy sports, based on an old form of betting (pari-mutuel wagering), that could be coming to a race track near you.

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NFL’s Deal Over Data Blurs a Line on Gambling

One of the better pieces dealing with the sports wagering industry we have read in some time also delves into the relationship between the NFL and Daily Fantasy Sports firms DraftKings and FanDuel. 

More so the article focuses in on SportsRadar’s new deal with the National Football League and that companies long cozy relationship with sports betting firms.

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What is New York Worth to DraftKings, FanDuel?

FanDuel and DraftKings each saw a drop in entry fees for their typically lucrative NFL contests last weekend, even after a New York appeals court granted the daily fantasy sports operators temporary permission to resume business in the state, according to Fox Business.  Sagging revenues are being blamed on both companies expensive legal battle with the state of New York following Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration that both engage in illegal online gambling. 

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NY Judge Decision on Fate of DraftKings, FanDuel Coming Momentarily (Latest Update)

DFS911.com anticipates a decision in the New York state court matter involving DraftKings and FanDuel over the next two days and no later than Monday December 14. The following is an update from reporter Jeff Williams.

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DFS Industry Holds Breath Waiting for Judge’s Decision

(Associated Press) - Sometime soon, perhaps in the next few days, a judge in New York is expected to issue an opinion that may go a long way in determining the future of the daily fantasy industry.

Justice Manuel Mendez could hand a lump of coal to FanDuel and DraftKings if he orders the two sites to stop operating in New York because they violate state gambling laws.

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Decision on DFS Companies Fate Coming Soon

New York Superior Court Judge Manuel Mendez will be making his decision on whether DraftKings and FanDuel can operate in the state of New York.

Judge Mendez stated that his decision will come within a one to two week period.  We are now beyond that one week time frame. 

The hearing took place following New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s decree that Daily Fantasy Sports is nothing more than illegal gambling.  He demanded that both FanDuel and DraftKings cease operations in the state.

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GOP Lawmakers Begin Push to Legalize Fantasy Sports in Washington

OLYMPIA — (Associated Press) - The variety of laws related to fantasy sports games in Washington state and across the country were discussed before a Senate committee in Washington state Friday, where lawmakers also discussed a bill that proposes legalizing casual, season-long fantasy leagues.

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