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.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 26, 2015
FastFantasy.com Review: Site to Launch by Year’s End, CEO Joe Brennan Jr

New to the Daily Fantasy Sports scene is FastFantasy.com.  The company’s CEO is a long time industry visionary, Joe Brennan, Jr. 

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 25, 2015

Looking for a hot starting pitcher to complete your Daily Fantasy Sports roster for Saturday.  Be sure to go with Gio Gonzalez.

The Nationals starting pitcher has allowed just 10 hits off of 69 at bats versus the current opposition (the Pirates).  He’s only permitted 4 extra base hits and 1 homerun over that time.

Gonzalez has permitted just four runs in his last 26 innings pitched.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 25, 2015

Looking for a hot starting pitcher today?  Look no further than R.A. Dickey of Toronto.

He’ll face off against an Oakland A’s team that has hit 17-for-83 at bats against him.  Only one of those was a homerun.

Dickey has permitted just three runs over his last thirteen innings pitched but he also owns a 4.70 ERA so might not be attractive to Daily Fantasy Sports players.

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 23, 2015

New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that KMI Gaming will speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( www.dfse.net ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Keith McDonnell, CEO of KMI Gaming will present on “Daily Fantasy Sports in Europe & Asia” and will discuss the critically different factors in these regions, when compared to the US, that will affect the future success of DFS there.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 22, 2015

Leading Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings has entered into a lucrative ad deal with ESPN in which it plans to pay the sports network $250 million over the next two years.

This news comes just one month after ESPN parent company was set to pay DraftKings $250 million as part of an investment deal.  They backed out last minute.

As part of that deal, DraftKings was initially to spend $500 million on advertising with ESPN.  That arrangement has since been restructured.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 20, 2015
Zack Grienke Daily Fantasy Sports Opportunity Comes This Friday

With Zach Grienke riding a 43 2/3 innings scoreless streak Sunday, our sister site Gambling911.com decided to look ahead towards his next start on Friday and guess what they found?

The Dodgers starter holds a .214 ERA over the next team he faces, the New York Mets.  He’ll take on the Mets Friday, a team that has only hit 30 of 140 at bats against him with just four homeruns. 

Submitted by: Dan Shapiro on July 19, 2015

Max Steinberg, a fixture on the Daily Fantasy Sports circuit, has made it to the World Series of Poker coveted November Nine final table. Steinberg is a perfect example of just how the poker and Daily Fantasy Sports sectors mesh.

Steinberg has won the Victiv Bowl and countless MLB Monster wins.  He has also qualified for the FanDuel Playboy Baseball Championship.  More importantly, it was DraftKings, a WSOP sponsor, that allowed Steinberg to win his Main Event entry.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on July 15, 2015
PlayDraft.com Review for Venture Capitalists and Would Be Investors

DFS911.com, covering the Daily Fantasy Sports sector as a sister site of the world’s leading gambling news and industry online trade publication Gambling911.com, offers its review of PlayDraft.com, an app-based Daily Fantasy Sports platform that brings players quick one-day fantasy football, basketball, baseball, hockey, college basketball, and college football drafts. Draft for cash or simply for fun.

Submitted by: Anonymous on July 14, 2015
Let’s face it: the DraftKing ads that we’ve been inundated with over the past several months have been pretty good.  But the world’s second largest Daily Fantasy Sports wants to shed its “frat boy” image with a $200 million media spend, six times last year’s ad spend.

Let’s face it: the DraftKing ads that we’ve been inundated with over the past several months have been pretty good.  But the world’s second largest Daily Fantasy Sports wants to shed its “frat boy” image with a $200 million media spend, six times last year’s ad spend. 

This could have something to do with DraftKing’s recent partnership with Disney-owned ESPN. Or it could just be the company wanting to expand its appeal to a wider audience.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 10, 2015

Kevin Marra, CEO of Birdie Fantasy Golf will speak on the business model of daily fantasy golf at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo, taking place Aug 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The event deals with the business of fantasy sports business and Golf, for whatever reason, is surging as one of the most popular Fantasy Sports components.

Some of this has to do with the likes of DraftKings.com promoting $1 million Fantasy Golf events but there could also be a correlation with Golf discovering a new superstar in Jordan Spieth. 

Watch the video below.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 09, 2015

Jeffrey Koors, Manager of Project Management for Fantasy Products at CBS Sports, will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo to be held August 6-7 in beautiful Miami Beach just down the street from DFS911.com’s headquarters.   He will be one of a handful of representatives from CBS Sports Fantasy division.

DFSE deals with the business of fantasy sports business. Mr. Koors will focus bringing a competitive product to market quickly using agile and scrum methodologies.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on July 09, 2015

DraftKings.com is once again presenting its $100K Drive the Green Contest with a cap of 105.4K entrants each paying $3 for their share of $275,000 in prize money.  The winner will claim $100,000.  Second place pays $10,000.  20958th place or better will each cash out.

Thursday kicks off the 2015 Scottish Open with Justin Rose a 12-1 odds favorite to win followed by Phil Mickelson (14-1) and Rickie Fowler  (20-1).

Submitted by: Don Shapiro on July 08, 2015

eSports gambling site UNIKRN will likely enter the U.S. market next month, according to founder and CEO Rahul Sood, though it is likely to do so in its current form.

Online gambling is considered illegal in the U.S.  Fantasy sports is not.

 “If you are in the U.S., UNIKRN Arena will be made available in the next month and it’s going to be awesome,” Sood said.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 30, 2015
Green Bay Packers Daily Fantasy Football Season Outlook – 2015

Gambling911.com has your Green Bay Packers Daily Fantasy Football outlook for 2015

Make no mistake about it, this team will live or die by whether starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers can remain healthy for the duration of the season.  He is among the top three Daily Fantasy starting QBs and you will pay a hefty price for him. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 29, 2015
Fantasy sports were once just a fun way for diehard fans to express their love of the game together with other zealots, without actually getting out on the field themselves.

(AFP) - Fantasy sports were once just a fun way for diehard fans to express their love of the game together with other zealots, without actually getting out on the field themselves.

Now they are a multibillion-dollar business whose tech-savvy clientele increasingly drive how the pro leagues operate and the way big games are broadcast.

Submitted by: Anonymous on June 28, 2015
FantasyAces Wants to Become Daily Fantasy Sports Powerhouse

This week a presser was issued to provide better insight into FantasyAces.com, a Daily Fantasy Sports company hoping to achieve a firm grip on the number 3 position in the space.

One of the ways they are doing this is through live championship events.

In 2014, FantasyAces was one of only three daily fantasy sports web sites to host a live football championship event, and it was the first DFS operator to announce a live basketball championship event for 2015.

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 25, 2015
DraftKings PGA $160K Fairway $160,000 Guaranteed

Nearly half of the 6759 capped field had entered the DraftKings PGA $160K Guaranteed tournament that kicks off Thursday with the Traveler’s Championship. 

This contest, with its $27 entry fee, pays out the top 1360 finishing positions. First place wins $20,000.00.

The PGA $160K Fairway leads up to the highly anticipated $3M Fantasy Golf Millionaire Maker for the British Open where one can draft up to 500 lineups for only $20 each for a shot to win the $1M top prize on July 16th.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 24, 2015

A chain of upscale multi-dimensional eateries, Latitude 360, will become the first to offer live in-venue Daily Fantasy sports books with the purchase of PlayMLF.com. 

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 22, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports Site DraftKings Presents British Open Millionaire Maker

The world’s second largest Daily Fantasy Sports site DraftKings has announced it will be offering a British Open Millionaire Maker contest following the success of its Millionaire Maker US Open event.  The site has offered similar contests in the past.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 18, 2015
Dignitas, SK Gaming and Cloud9 Agree to IMG Representation

Three of the major eSports organizations, UK-based Dignitas, Germany’s SK Gaming and US-based Cloud9, have each agreed to have the talent agency IMG manage their business affairs.

IMG had already acquired Global eSports Management at the start of the year. 

The company acts as primarily a sports talent agency representing several high-profile athletes and household names such as John Madden.  – Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 18, 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports – MLB Picks: June 18 Thru Jun 22

DFS911.com has your Daily Fantasy Sports MLB picks for the period June 18 thru June 22.  Check back daily at DFS911.com for all the latest add-ons and subtractions.

Atlanta Braves

Seven of the last ten games Atlanta has played in have gone OVER the total with the Braves scoring at least four runs in seven of their last eight games coming into Wednesday’s play. 

Juan Uribe – He hit 3-for-4 Tuesday night against the Red Sox, though he didn’t record any RBIs.  Uribe did hit one double and is priced at just $2700.

Submitted by: CCostigan on June 18, 2015

DFS911.com has your Daily Fantasy Sports MLB picks for the period June 17 thru June 24.  Check back daily at DFS911.com for all the latest add-ons and subtractions.

Atlanta Braves

Seven of the last ten games Atlanta has played in have gone OVER the total with the Braves scoring at least four runs in seven of their last eight games coming into Wednesday’s play. 

Juan Uribe – He hit 3-for-4 Tuesday night against the Red Sox, though he didn’t record any RBIs.  Uribe did hit one double and is priced at just $2700.

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 17, 2015
DraftKings Applies for UK Gambling License

One of the largest US-based Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings, has recently applied for a UK remote gambling license making it inevitable that the company will begin accepting customers from the United Kingdom shortly. 

Daily Fantasy Sports is already picking up across Europe where companies are offering products related to Fantasy Soccer.

LegalSportsReport.com question how the DraftKings application might be perceived by lawmakers in the US:

Submitted by: Aaron Goldstein on June 17, 2015
Free Fantasy PGA Golf Contests: DraftKings, FanWars, FantacyAces

A number of Daily Fantasy Sports websites have been capitalizing on what is becoming a Fantasy Golf craze of sorts.  As a way of being more competitive, they have been vying with one another to offer the best free Fantasy Golf contests on the Net.  And as we quickly discover, “Free” does not always mean “Zero Prizes” or a chance to secure one’s bragging rights. 

Submitted by: Vito Conti on June 15, 2015

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