Responding to the shocking reports this week that a DraftKings employee had won $350,000 playing on a competing website, quite possibly with insider information, Major League Baseball – which owns a piece of DraftKings - issued the following statement.
TORONTO — (Canadian Press) - Daily fantasy website DraftKings has signed a four-year advertising and promotion deal with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mainstream media has begun to pick up on a scandal involving the Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings in which an employee of that company managed to win big playing at a competing site, FanDuel.
He won to the tune of $350,000, prompting concerns over potential insiders information being misused.
Over the weekend, CNBC posed the question: Which creates more winners, online poker or Daily Fantasy Sports while further wondering whether the later is truly more skill-based than Web poker.
Making the rounds of news in recent days is a player lineup data leak that occurred at DraftKings.com.
The controversy surrounds insider access to such information that has some crying foul as it pertains to one of the most venerable companies in Daily Fantasy Sports today.
DFS911.com has your top Daily Fantasy NFL picks for Week 4. Be sure to check out Star Fantasy Leagues for some competitive contests with a better chance at winning than at DraftKings or FanDuel. The leading provider of Daily Fantas Sports software platforms.
Attorney Jeff Ifrah discusses the explosive eSports sector and its entry into the U.S. Fantasy market.
The Miami Dolphins have not shined protecting against the run. Enter New York Jets running backs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.
Ivory ($4.8K) is coming off an injury and is expected to split the work week with Powell ($3.7K) against the Dolphins.
Powell rushed 10 times for 31 yards and caught 7-of-8 targets for 44 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to Philadelphia.
Alex Reimer, in a piece this week for Forbes.com, argues that the National Football League embracing of Daily Fantasy Sports crosses the lines of hypocrisy.
DFS911.com has been studying some solid Daily Fantasy NFL picks for Week 3. We list a few below.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis ($4.2K) has been dominating but he’s also had a few too many fumbles. He could end up seeing more touches than LeGarrette Blount over the remainder of this season. Lewis is a good option against Jacksonville Sunday.
DFS911.com will always be looking for that edge when it comes to your Daily Fantasy Sports NFL options. Today we look at the Panthers, Texans, Saints, Steelers.
Carolina Panthers -
Pros: Solid starting quarterback in Cam Newton
Cons: Not a threat against running backs.
A look into one of the largest Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings, by the Massachusetts Attorney General may at first seem like a scary thing. That is until we learn that DraftKings itself helped to initiate the process.
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.
Oddsmakers have given the Cowboys vs. Eagles game the highest total of any other this weekend, meaning they anticipate plenty of scoring. This should be music to the ears of DFS players.
So where is all this production expected to come from?
DFS911.com has a few Daily Fantasy NFL plays to start you off for week 2. All prices courtesy of Star Fantasy Leagues.
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”.
(Associated Press) - Think wagering $20 to win $1 million by picking a winning combination of NFL players for a fantasy team this Sunday is gambling? The league says it isn't.
So do fast-growing daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel that offer the games and advertise with the long gambling-adverse pro football organization.
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.
Gambling911.com has your St. Louis Rams Daily Fantasy Football picks for 2015 with early season pricing courtesy of StarFantasyLeagues.com and subject to change.
Gambling911.com has your San Francisco 49ers Daily Fantasy Football picks for 2015 with early season pricing courtesy of StarFantasyLeagues.com and subject to change.
Gambling911.com has your New York Jets Daily Fantasy Football picks for 2015 with early season pricing courtesy of StarFantasyLeagues.com and subject to change.
Priced at just $4.1K, Ivory appears to be the lead tailback for the Jets entering this season.
DFS.com has your Indianapolis Colts Daily Fantasy Football picks for 2015 with early season pricing courtesy of StarFantasyLeagues.com and subject to change.
Luck comes at a steep price thanks to his top 3 fantasy QB status. We are looking at $8.3K most sites.
You will want to be on Luck for Week 3 against Tennessee as he managed nearly 40 fantasy points against them early last season.
A less expensive alternative would be wide receiver Andre Johnson, priced at around $6K.
DFS.com has your Green Bay Packers Daily Fantasy Football picks for 2015 with early season pricing courtesy of StarFantasyLeagues.com and subject to change.
We all know that starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers ranks among the top five fantasy QBs in the league but he also comes at a price: $8.5K on average at the top Daily Fantasy Sports sites.
Knowing the injuries that are stacking up for Green Bay, one might wish to consider wide receiver Jeff Janis, priced at just $3K.