“This Week In Daily” is LegalSportsReport’s weekly wrap of key facts, happenings and miscellany from the daily fantasy sports industry.
Story of note
DraftKings, FanDuel and the lineup leak
Well, we’re not even going to pretend there was another story in DFS this week. If you haven’t read about it yet, you’re probably not reading this weekly wrap. So, here are a bunch of links:
- The DFS Report story that started everything.
- Our FAQ, which is getting updated regularly.
- The New York Times story that turned the story into a mainstream media attraction.
- A timeline of official responses to the story.
- DraftKings and ESPN pulled ads and in-show integration, at least temporarily.
- The New York attorney general opened an inquiry. And then he called DFS gambling a bunch.
- The Massachusetts AG, in the midst of all this, says DFS is legal.
- A class action lawsuit was filed against DraftKings and FanDuel on Thursday.
- Could all of this put IPOs in jeopardy for either site?
- Amaya — owner of DFS site StarsDraft— called for regulation.
- Does this all mean regulation is needed?
Of the week
Reads of the week
“How Daily Fantasy Is Changing the Game”
There were lots of good reads this week. There were also lots of clickbait headlines. This one is a really good read, whether you’re intimately familiar with the DFS industry, or just learning about it for the first time this week.
“I Won Millions in Daily Fantasy—and Even I Want Changes”
DFS pro Cory Albertson wrote an interesting take for the Wall Street Journal.
Tweets of the week
Re #DKLeak. This is a good start, but the fact that DK needs “new” policies is exactly why DFS needs regulation. pic.twitter.com/nUtVl8Uw1m
— Legal Sports Report (@LSPReport) October 4, 2015
I love to see an article about DraftKings’ integrity issues and all around it having DraftKings advertising 🙂 pic.twitter.com/pLReqyj06g
— Alexandre Dreyfus (@alex_dreyfus) October 6, 2015
Watches of the week
Robins appeared on RotoGrinders:
And for some levity, SpendKings is a sponsor for Conan:
Number of the week
The total number of national TV ads aired by DraftKings and FanDuel, as of this CNN story, in 2015.