Daily Fantasy Sports News
TRENTON, N.J. — (Associated Press) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says regulating fantasy football is "a stupid idea."
The governor's comments Thursday morning on CNN came after he ridiculed the idea during Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate and seemed to preclude New Jersey from taking action to regulate daily fantasy sports, even as other jurisdictions have done so or considered doing so, claiming they amount to gambling.
As a few state legislators and attorney generals mull over the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports, New Jersey Governor and Republican Presidential candidate sent out a fund raising email asking his supporters to submit their DFS lineup changes prior to the start of the Giants/Redskins game four weeks ago.
The Dallas Cowboys colorful owner Jerry Jones defended his investment in Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Casinos and sports books, the only companies who can legally offer daily fantasy sports sites in Nevada, are instead watching and waiting from the bleachers.
The two leading Daily Fantasy Sports firms, DraftKings and FanDuel, have had to cancel their marquee championship events held in Las Vegas following the Nevada Gaming Control Board decision to prohibit DFS sites from operating in the state without the proper licensing provisions.
(News Services of Florida) - Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner is exploring what the state can do to shut down daily fantasy sports, even as federal prosecutors are probing the online industry that has taken the nation by storm and drawn accusations of illegal gambling.
(Associated Press) - In a letter sent Tuesday, college sports' largest governing body notified executives from DraftKings and FanDuel it would cancel future meetings and ban advertising from the two popular websites during NCAA championship events such as the men's basketball tournament.
Within 24 hours of the Georgia Lottery making public its intent to launch a probe into Daily Fantasy Sports powerhouses DraftKings and FanDuel, news broke that casino magnate and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson is now looking to open a casino in the Peach State.
LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license.
The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year, and could cause ripples in other states that have questioned their legality. Regulators elsewhere often watch decisions made by Nevada's Gaming Control Board since it governs Las Vegas area casinos.
“I feel like J. Robert Oppenheimer, having invented the atomic bomb,’’’ Dan Okrent said last weekend. “I meant it for peaceful purposes.’’
Okrent is the man who came up with the concept of season long fantasy sports at the close of the 1970’s. At the time he could not have conceived of one-week or even one-day leagues.