Daily Fantasy Sports Giant DraftKings Granted UK Gaming License

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. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on August 17, 2015

DFS911.com has two very solid pitcher choices for your Monday Daily Fantasy Sports roster.  That would be Baltimore’s Chris Tillman and Houston’s Scott Kazmir. 

Tillman has allowed a mere 13 hits off of 75 at bats versus Oakland current batters.  Kazmie has permitted 13 hits off of 68.  Between both starting pitchers with 143 at bats only five homeruns have been allowed. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on August 16, 2015

Detroit’s Justin Verlander will be on the road Saturday against a Houston team he maintains a .145 ERA against.  That’s 9 hits permitted in 62 at bats.  Only one of those was a homerun.

For gamblers we have a situation where Detroit is a +136 underdog.  The total for this game was set at 8.

Verlander is just 1-5 on the season so you’ll get him for a great price. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on August 14, 2015

The Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber holds a .190 ERA versus the Minnesota Twins current batters.  This has translated into a mere 30 hits in 158 at bats with just three homeruns.

Kluber you will get cheap due in part to a 7-12 record on the season.  He also has a 3.46 ERA.

Kluber was excellent in Sunday's start, striking out 10 and walking just one while holding the Twins to one run in a complete game victory.

Brian Dozier only has 3 hits in 28 at bats against Kluber.  

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on August 14, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports Site StarsDraft Emerges as PokerStars Parent Buys Victiv

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.

Submitted by: Anonymous on August 13, 2015
PGA Championship Daily Fantasy Golf Contests From DraftKings

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.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on August 12, 2015
John Danks a Good DFS Pick vs. Angels Batters

The Chicago White Sox John Danks has allowed just 21 hits off of 89 at bats versus LA Angels batters, translating into a .236 ERA.

For gamblers, Chicago is a +105 underdog, so there is certainly value when one considers his past success against this team.

Danks is just 6-9 on the season so you’ll get him at a good price. 

He took the loss on Friday against the Royals, conceding three runs on five hits and three walks in six innings. He tossed six strikeouts in the defeat.

- Vito Conti, DFS911.com

Submitted by: Vito Conti on August 11, 2015

Golf.com on Monday published its Daily Fantasy Golf PGA Championship primer ahead of this week’s big event that has the DFS and gambling sites alike abuzz with action.

DraftKings.com features its Millionaire Maker PGA Championship contest where an individual can turn $20 into $1 million.

The PGA Championship first round will begin at 7:45 a.m. ET on Thursday. Whistling Straits is located in the Central Time Zone.

Submitted by: Brian Stern on August 10, 2015

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:

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 10, 2015

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.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 09, 2015

When selecting a starting pitcher for your Sunday MLB Daily Fantasy roster, consider Bartolo Colon.

He’s priced at just $7.4K at DraftKings coming into this one.  Colon has allowed a mere 11 hits off of 60 at bats.  Only one of those was a homer with an ERA of .183.

Colon is 10-10 on the season with a 4.72 ERA.  He dominated the Marlins on Monday, as he allowed just one run on seven hits and no walks over eight innings. He struck out five.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on August 09, 2015
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:

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 08, 2015

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.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 08, 2015

The Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been fantastic versus opposing batters of the Cleveland Indians.  He’s allowed a mere 14 hits off of 75 at bats.  Three of those have been homeruns.  His ERA versus Cleveland was at .187.

His record this season is 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA.  You’ll find him at a pretty good price as a result.

Three of six starts had Santana pitching beyond seven innings and only allowing a total of two runs over that period.  He has had two bad outings in his only six starts of 2015.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on August 08, 2015
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.

Submitted by: CCostigan on August 07, 2015
Zach Greinke Daily Fantasy Sports ‘Must Play’

You will want to be all over Zach Greinke on Thursday.  He has allowed a measly 8 hits off of 61 at bats against Phillies batters with just one homerun.

Greinke will come with a high price tag thanks to his 1.41 ERA and only two losses on the season.

The Dodgers starter hasn’t allowed more than two runs in his last ten starts, even going a stretch of six with zero runs allowed.

He went eight strong innings Friday, allowing two runs on five hits in a 5-3 win over the Angels. He also struck out eight.

- Vito Conti, Gambling911.com

Submitted by: CCostigan on August 06, 2015

(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.

Submitted by: Anonymous on August 04, 2015
Chris Sale Has Allowed Just 11 Hits Off of 60 at Bats vs. Rays

Chris Sale of the White Sox makes for an excellent Daily Fantasy MLB play today.  Against Rays batters, Sale has allowed just 11 hits off of 60 at bats.  Two of those were homeruns.  Sale will also be pitching at home Tuesday.

So far on the season Sale is 9-6 with a 3.20 ERA.  He struggled Thursday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits, a walk and two hit batsmen in just five innings, though he still struck out seven.  Expect a nice bounce back here.

Submitted by: CCostigan on August 04, 2015

"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.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on August 02, 2015

Not only has Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran been solid versus the Philadelphia Phillies current roster, the Braves come into this game as just a -126 road favorite.  

Daily Fantasy MLB players will want to have Teheran as part of their lineup.  He’s managed to allow just 16 hits in 85 at bats against this Phillies squad. Only three homeruns have been given up as part of that stretch.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on August 01, 2015

Looking for a solid starting pitcher for Saturday?  The Colorado Rockies Jorge De La Rosa is an excellent choice, allowing just 21 hits off of 99 at bats.  Four of those were homeruns but that is a very low number under the circumstances.

What’s great here is that Colorado was coming in as a +159 underdog for those looking to bet this game.

De La Rosa has a rather high ERA or 5.03 despite the 6-4 winning record.  Six of his last ten starts have resulted in two or fewer runs however.

Submitted by: Mary Montgomery on July 31, 2015
Albert Pujols Daily Fantasy Baseball

The Angels Albert Pujols will attempt to improve his 9 for 20 at bats record versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw Friday.

Pujols, who has hits in eight of his last ten games, holds a .450 ERA against Kershaw that includes four extra base runs.

Kershaw will start Friday against the Angels, coming off the DL with an injured hip.  He has not allowed a single run in his last 26 innings started.  He has permitted 14 hits over that period.

Pujols will come into this game priced around $4100.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015
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. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015
Ian Kennedy a ‘Must Start’ for Friday Daily Fantasy Baseball

The San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy maintains a .198 ERA versus opposing batters of the Miami Marlins, making him an excellent play for your Friday Daily Fantasy Baseball (July 31).

Over this time he has allowed just 18 hits in 91 at bats, only one of those being a homerun.

Kennedy (6-9) beat the Marlins with six innings of one-run ball Saturday. He struck out seven while scattering seven hits and one walk.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 31, 2015

Two of the best picks for Daily Fantasy MLB July 30 will be Atlanta’s Shelby Miller or Philadelphia’s Aaron Harang, both of which have ERAs of .207 and .208 against Thursday’s opposing rosters, respectively.

Harang you should be able to get cheap around $6500.  Miller will cost you significantly more at between $9000 and $9500.

Harang has permitted just 20 hits on 96 at bats versus the Braves batters.  Miller has allowed 20 off of 94.  Between the two starters, only five homeruns have been hit, three of which were off the more expensive pitcher.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 29, 2015