Daily Fantasy Sports News
DraftKings, one of the leading Daily Fantasy Sports sites, was offering a number of PGA Championship Daily Fantasy Golf contests, many of which featured top cash prizes.
The granddaddy of them all is the $3.3M Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker! Draft up to 100 lineups for only $20 each for a shot to win the $1M top prize on August 13th. The contest was capped off at 188,900 with anything greater than 45840th cashing out. The 2nd place finish is not too shabby either, paying out $100,000.00.
The New York Post this weekend blasted the Daily Fantasy Sports industry along with the professional sports leagues for “ripping off fans”.
In his scathing rebuke of the sector, Phil Mushnick writes:
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.
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:
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.
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.
(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.
"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.
"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.
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.