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Dribble Enters Daily Fantasy Sports Space: Focuses on UK Premiere League

Dribble is the latest entry into the Daily Fantasy Sports sector with a mobile-first app built for UK Premiere League fans and fantasy players. 

“It brings players the easiest way to craft dream squads and to see how they measure up against friends and random opponents,” the site claims.

Users bounce back and forth via push notifications with their opponents to choose 5 athletes.

They can then follow their athlete's performance and scores right on the phone as they enjoy watching the fixtures. The team with the most points at the end wins.

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FantasyUp.com Slow Pays as ‘No Rake’ Daily Fantasy Sports Concept Goes Bust

FantasyUp.com Slow Pays as ‘No Rake’ Daily Fantasy Sports

FantasyUp.com, offering an unsustainable ‘no rake’ business model for a relatively small site with limited funds, has begun to slow pay its customers.

RotoGrinders member sethayates offered this in regard to said complaints:

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CBS Fantasy Enters Daily Fantasy Sports Arena With Rake Free Games

CBS Sports announced their entry into the Daily Fantasy Sports arena and could prove to be yet another competitor to the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel. 

The powerful media company, flush with cash, can afford to offer something most others can not: rake-free contests.

Reportedly, CBS Sports through its Sportsline Fantasy site, plans to do so up until the start of NFL season. 

CBS’ DFS Director Grant Griffin tweeted this week that they were not planning on featuring rake any time soon.

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John Danks a Smart Daily Fantasy MLB Play for Today?

John Danks a Smart Daily Fantasy MLB Play for Today?

Does it make sense to have John Danks on your Daily Fantasy MLB roster today?  Probably.

He has maintained an impressive .185 ERA versus the opposing Kansas City Royals batters, allowing just 40 hits on 216 at bats with three homeruns over that time period.  That’s a lot of history to absorb to help us understand just how solid Danks has been against this opposition.

It won’t cost much to choose Danks being that he is just 6-8 on the season and hasn’t made it beyond the 6th inning in half of his last six starts.

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Daily Fantasy Sports Land in Gambling Industry Crosshairs

(Reuters) Mike Petta played Internet poker until 2011, when most U.S. poker websites were shut down. Last year, the 31-year-old father of two quit his job as an accountant to play fantasy sports full time, spending thousands of dollars a night entering fantasy sports contests. Now, the gambling industry wants him back.

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DraftKings CEO Talks the Future of Daily Fantasy Sports With CNBC

"There's going to be a lot of really interesting and cool things we can do to integrate with the actual live sporting experience," Robins said in a recent interview with CNBC's "Power Lunch."

Robins, who will be appearing at this week’s first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach, added: "When people play Draft Kings' fantasy products they tend to watch more games, they tend to be more into the statistics and doing research on the games.

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SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Adds ‘FanDuel Daily’

SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Adds ‘FanDuel Daily’

"FANDUEL DAILY," hosted by SIRIUSXM and FANTASY ALARM's JEFF MANS and FANDUEL's JOE PISAPIA, will air weekdays 5-6p (ET) starting MONDAY.

“SIRIUSXM FANTASY SPORTS RADIO has established itself as the leading broadcaster for fantasy sports insight and advice and we will continue to be the premier on-air destination for the millions of fans now drawn to daily fantasy games,” said SIRIUSXM SVP of Sports Programming STEVE COHEN. 

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Washington Post: How Daily Fantasy Sports Became Pro Sports New ‘Addiction Machine’

The Washington Post on Tuesday published an article on how Daily Fantasy Sports has managed to become professional sports latest – what it termed – “addiction machine”.

The Post article follows a series of huge funding grabs by DFS industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel in recent days.

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DraftKings Obtains Another $300 Million on Monday: $1 Billion in Prizes Coming

Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings.com has obtained another $300 million in funding, it was revealed on Monday.  The company also announced it plans to reward at least $1 billion in contest prize money. 

The financing round includes investments from Fox Sports, Major League Baseball, the NHL and Major League Soccer, as well as Legends Hospitality (owned by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys) and The Madison Square Garden Company (owner of the Knicks and Rangers). The Kraft Group, which owns the New England Patriots and Revolution, invested in a prior round.

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Online Gambling Site Sportsbook.ag Enters the Daily Fantasy Sports Business

Online Gambling Site Sportsbook.ag Enters the Daily Fantasy Sports Business

As reported by our sister site Gambling911.com Sunday, the popular online sports betting company Sportsbook.ag has unveiled its new Daily Fantasy Sports platform.  It becomes the first North American-facing wagering site to offer DFS contests for real money.

Outside of Yahoo, which entered the sector two weeks ago, Sportsbook.ag also becomes one of the oldest established companies to enter the space.  Sportsbook started taking bets online in 1997.

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