This Week In Daily: July 10, 2015

Posted on July 10, 2015

“This Week In Daily” is LegalSportsReport’s weekly wrap of key facts, happenings and miscellany from the daily fantasy sports industry.

Stories of note

Yahoo, Yahoo, Yahoo

The big story of the week would have been hard to avoid if you follow DFS at all. Yahoo went live with its daily fantasy sports product on Wednesday, to mixed reviews.

Our initial takeaways?

In the end, Yahoo is just getting ready for football season. Obviously, what they do between now and then will be interesting to follow.

Scripting at DraftKings, FanDuel

The change of terms of service at DraftKings to allow scripts has been a point of contention all week with regular players in the DFS world. What is scripting, you ask? It’s the use of an automated process to decrease the time taken to do something; in the case of DFS, that is generally setting lineups for multi-entry contests.

DraftKings changed its TOS to allow some scripting. FanDuel says its TOS would stay the same, and that you have to ask if you want to use a script. We break down the issue here. It was a big point of controversy and backlash in social media and on DFS forums.

Of the week

Read of the week

“Welcome To The Most Crucial Quarter In DFS History: DraftKings Diversifies, FanDuel Sticks With What It Knows”

Interesting op-ed that sets the stage for the battle for the hearts and minds of DFS players everywhere. While DraftKings has made its case for No. 1 early in 2015, the rubber meets the road in September, when NFL season goes live. Then, we’ll get a better idea of whether DK or FanDuel is really No. 1, and how quickly Yahoo and Amaya can challenge them, if at all.

Watch of the week

DFS talk with the industry insiders over at RotoCurve, including Yahoo’s launch:

ICYMI of the week

Other news from the world of DFS:

Tweets of the week

Number of the week

$200mm

According to a report at AdWeekDraftKings “will be supported by $200 million in media.”

Photo by Yahoo used under license CC BY 2.0.

Dustin Gouker Avatar
Written by
Dustin Gouker

Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer -- including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner.

View all posts by Dustin Gouker
Privacy Policy