Tag: FanDuel

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 […]

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins is eagerly awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature on a bill that would free New York daily fantasy sports from injunction. (Image: Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

Legal Experts Believe DFS Operators Can Delay IRS Excise Tax

The IRS said it intends to impose an excise tax on DFS contest entries, but legal experts believe the industry can delay the implementation due to ambiguities in the law. Confusion About Whether DFS Contests are Wagers An IRS memo said that DFS companies must pay a 0.25 federal excise […]

Much to the delight of DraftKings and FanDuel, legislation to end daily fantasy sports prohibition is moving forward in Missouri, Iowa, and Tennessee. (Image: fox32chicago.com)

Some Say New DFS Tax Could Hurt Industry

A decision by the IRS to require daily fantasy sports operators to pay a federal excise tax on DFS contests is spurring debate over the future of the industry. DFS Subject to Same Excise Tax as Sports Bets An IRS memo says the DFS industry will face the same 0.25 […]

FanDuel and DraftKings received temporary operating licenses in Illinois for online sports books apps and hope to begin offering wagers soon. (Image: FanDuel website)

DraftKings and FanDuel to Offer Illinois Sports Betting Soon

DraftKings and FanDuel may be able to offer bets in Illinois as early as this weekend when Major League Baseball returns to play, with William Hill waiting in the wings. 5 Online Sportsbook Operators in Illinois with William Hill Coming Soon Sleuths discovered that DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest […]

The NFL has announced DraftKings as its first official daily fantasy partner. (Image:  David L. Ryan/Boston Globe/Getty)

Should You Gamble on DraftKings Stock? Experts Weigh In

DraftKings quickly became a stock market darling after its initial public offering in April, with shares more than doubling in less than two months. But after the fervor dies off, will the company – known for DFS, sports betting, and it’s growing online casino division – continue to be a […]

Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is out for the season with a torn ACL. (Image: Getty)

Denver Broncos Signs First-of-its-Kind Deal with FanDuel

In a league that once disdained gambling, the Denver Broncos announced a historic partnership with FanDuel sportsbook on Monday that makes the company the official sports betting partner of the team. Denver Broncos First to Ink Sportsbook Sponsorship For years, the NFL toed the line on gambling, realizing that betting […]

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow celebrates as the Tigers defeated Florida. LSU moved to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll.

FanDuel Offers NFL Draft Contests for DFS Players

Burrow or Tua? Swift or Taylor? Delpit or McKinney? Picking FanDuel Rosters by Position FanDuel is offering free contests for DFS players to predict the results of the NFL Draft that begins Thursday. In addition to the winner of each contest receiving $1,000, FanDuel hopes to raise hundreds of thousands […]

Much to the delight of daily fantasy sports enthusiasts, the NFL season is fast approaching. (Image: fortune.com)

Illinois Supreme Court Rules DFS a Game of Skill

The Illinois Supreme Court tossed out a lawsuit Thursday that relied on a 200-year old state law in an attempt to reclaim a lost bet on daily fantasy sports, ruling that DFS is a game of skill.   Lawsuit Over a Lost C-Note In April 2016, Colin Dew-Becker lost $109 […]

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst welcome players to the "Winners at War" edition of the popular CBS reality TV show. With sports having gone dark due to the coronaviru outbreak, FanDuel has turned to nonsporting events like "Survivor" on which to build contests. (Image: CBS)

FanDuel Turns to Non-Sporting Events in Age of Coronavirus

With practically all sports other than eSports shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, DFS operator FanDuel is turning to non-sporting events to help maintain player interest in its site, including a free-to-play contest based on the results of each week’s “Survivor” episode. On March 15, FanDuel offered paid contests […]

FantasyDraft ran out of sports to offer and has temporarily ceased offering DFS contests. (Image: FantasyDraft)

FantasyDraft Temporarily Ceases DFS Operations

FantasyDraft has temporarily stopped offering DFS contests as a result of the mass sports cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. FantasyDraft ‘Unable to Offer Contests’ In an email sent to users, FantasyDraft CEO Stephen Krombolz wrote that the suspension of all US professional sports leagues has left the […]

The NFL has announced DraftKings as its first official daily fantasy partner. (Image:  David L. Ryan/Boston Globe/Getty)

DFS Operators Soldier On With Few Contests to Run

DFS operators are continuing to run contests, even as the pool of available sports is shrinking due to leagues canceling games because of coronavirus-related concerns. Limited DFS Slates Available In a statement emailed to users and attributed to company president Matt Kalish, DraftKings said that it would “continue to offer […]

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is trying for his third All Star MVP award. (Image: AP)

Want to Win at DFS Baseball? Focus on These Three Stats

Outs and hits are not created equally in DFS – far from it, in fact, with some stats being worth so much more than others. As you hone in on which players to select for your baseball lineups, let’s look at some stats that are particularly valuable in scoring. Strikeouts […]

FanDuel announced a deal with Boyd Gaming that will allow the two companies to partner for mobile sports betting in up to 15 states. (Image: Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com)

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming Partner for Mobile Sports Betting Operations

The FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming announced that they would join together to operate online sports betting products in the United States. According to a press release, the two companies will work together to establish mobile betting products in states where sports betting has been legalized and online wagering is […]