Daily Fantasy Sports News
The Financial Times of London featured a report Monday claiming that Daily Fantasy Sports are for suckers….and they are probably right. Granted some of these suckers end up walking away with millions of dollars.
The New York Times featured a story on Thursday questioning this past weekend’s ad blitz by the two big Daily Fantasy Sports companies, FanDuel and DraftKing, with a headline that reads: “An Ad Blitz for Fantasy Sports Games, but Some See Plain Old Gambling”.
Internet sites that offer you the chance to play daily fantasy sports are all the rage these days in America, and the industry is exploding.
Lots of companies are getting into the act and lots of money is being made.
Rochester, New York-based and DFS911.com endorsed Daily Fantasy Sports site Star Fantasy Leagues announced it will be holding its inaugural $150,000 online Fantasy Football Championship for 2015.
The worldwide leader in white label software for Daily Fantasy Sports operators, Star Fantasy Leagues will award a grand prize of $50,000 to the first place winner on December 27.
Victiv.com, an Austin, Texas-based Daily Fantasy Sports site considered among the mid-tier brands, has officially rebranded Thursday as StarsDraft.com.
Following news on our sister site that DraftKings.com had entered into a promotional deal with Playboy poker pro Dan Bilzerian, we can now report that the popular Daily Fantasy Sports site has just partnered with openly gay poker pro Jason Somerville.
Details of the deal, first reported on Legal Sports Report, were not immediately available.
Their Twitter feed has remained dormant throughout much of the month of August despite the new NFL season being just around the corner. Draftster appears to be on its final legs unless of course some fresh investment money comes trickling in.
The company does have one thing going for it in that they do white label their software. Getting other sites to license it is a different story.
One of the largest Daily Fantasy Sports companies, FanDuel, has acquired sports analytics firm numberFire. This comes just weeks after securing $275 million in a Series E round.
“Our ambitions have really broadened,” FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles said in an interview with TechCrunch. “We’ve started to think of ourselves less as a fantasy sports business — we want to make sports more exciting.”
Eccles intends to integrate numberFire into FanDuel’s fantasy sports product.
BOSTON - DraftKings, Inc., a leading skill-based daily fantasy sports destination, today announced the company has been granted a license to operate in the United Kingdom and will open its third office, in London, by the end of 2015. DraftKings expects to be operational in the UK in the fourth quarter, with launches in additional markets, including Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, planned for 2016.
MONTREAL –Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA, NASDAQ: AYA) (“Amaya” or the “Corporation”) today announced that it has acquired Victiv (www.victiv.com), an Austin, Texas based daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) site that offers players the opportunity to build a roster of their favorite sports stars and compete for the chance to win real money.