Tag: FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook will soon be offering live streams of tennis and some European soccer through its mobile betting app. (Image: Ed Scimia/OnlineGambling.com)

Sports Betting Boosts NFL Opening Week Ratings and Ad Spending

CBS and NBC both reported a double-digit ratings increase for last week’s NFL games. Meanwhile, the NFL’s sportsbook partners treated viewers to roughly 100 ads. In related news, sports betting activity was at an all time high during the NFL’s opening week. Last season, NFL ratings slumped for the first time […]

The novel, non-oval Kentucky Downs course offers racing only six days a year. When the meet opens Sept. 5, it will go by the new name "FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs." (Image: Kentucky Downs)

FanDuel to Become Title Sponsor of Kentucky Downs Meet

Kentucky Downs and FanDuel announced a three-year partnership this week that will put the betting platform’s name on the track’s boutique late-summer meet. The six-day meet, which runs Sept. 5-6, 8-9, and 11-12, now goes by the name FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. FanDuel is the parent company of the […]

Gov. Ned Lamont signed a Connecticut sports betting bill into law on Thursday, ending a contentious years-long process. (Image: Connecticut Governor’s Office)

Connecticut Seeks Sports Betting by Football Season

Sports betting is coming into form in Connecticut, with the two biggest players in the American industry partnering with the state’s two Native American casinos. DraftKings will partner with Foxwoods Resort Casino and FanDuel will partner with Mohegan Sun to operate both brick-and-mortar and online sportsbooks. Industry leaders enter Connecticut […]

Online Sports Gambling in Michigan Set to Go Live This Week

Online Sports Gambling in Michigan Set to Go Live This Week

The wait is over for Michiganders as Richard Kalm, executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), said he expects the state to flip the switch for online sports betting within the next few days, and as soon as Tuesday night. Kalm noted Tuesday that final preparations in anticipation […]

Churchill Downs Inc.'s TwinSpires ADW app is one of the most popular among horseplayers. The company hopes its popularity will rub off on its newly branded TwinSpires sportsbook wagering platforms. (Image: Churchill Downs Inc.)

CDI Bets You’ll Like Rebranded TwinSpires More Than BetAmerica

Seeking a single-brand strategy for its sports wagering and online platforms, Churchill Downs Inc. announced Tuesday it will discontinue using its BetAmerica brand. Instead, it moves that segment of its business to its familiar TwinSpires brand. According to a release announcing the move, the transition begins later this month, when […]

Four Online Sports Gambling Startups to Watch in 2021

Four Online Sports Gambling Startups to Watch in 2021

The online gambling world took away a lot of lessons last year. Big mergers happened in 2020 and will continue to happen this year as corporations keep pushing for monolithic hegemony. In the US, states will continue to regulate and open for business to become the next New Jersey, Pennsylvania, […]

Charles Barkley has signed an agreement to become an official ambassador and spokesperson for FanDuel. (Image: Getty)

Betting on Barkley: FanDuel Announces Multiyear Partnership with Sir Charles

Fans know Charles Barkley as an NBA legend, not to mention an outstanding analyst and personality on the “NBA on TNT” broadcasts. It is also well known that Barkley enjoys high-stakes gambling, perhaps even a bit more than he should. Considering both of those personas, FanDuel decided it found the […]

FanDuel and DraftKings have teamed up to battle a bad actor clause in a proposed Illinois sports betting bill. (Image: Sporting News)

Live Scoring Issues Tarnish Weekend’s DFS Football Games

The weekend of football proved hair-pullingly frustrating for DFS users who couldn’t follow live scoring for their contests, and who are still waiting for payouts on Monday – up to two days after some contests ended. Neither DraftKings nor FanDuel offered live scoring for college football contests on Saturday. DraftKings […]