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FanDuel’s Zynga Hires And New Orlando Office: What Does It Mean For DFS?

FanDuel added about 40 employees from Zynga after the social gaming company laid off its entire sports division, according to a recent report. That’s a lot of employees According to Re/code, FanDuel hired 38 employees from the shuttered Zynga Sports 365, a division of the company that developed and ran a free-play fantasy-style NFL game. The division’s […] Read More
Posted on: May 26, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Industry News | Dustin Gouker

California Gambling Commissioner to DFS: ‘Pick Your Poison’ Between Self-Regulation, Governmental Oversight

A member of the California Gambling Control Commission wrote an opinion that urges the daily fantasy sports industry to embrace regulation, either through self-regulation or by trying to control the discussion for governmental oversight. ‘Pick your poison’ The op-ed from Richard Schuetz, who is a commissioner for the CGCC, tries to lay out a roadmap […] Read More
Posted on: May 22, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Legal Developments | Dustin Gouker

Game On In Kansas: State Officially Legalizes Fantasy Sports

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill legalizing fantasy sports in the state, clearing up a gray area for Kansans wanting to play DFS. No problems for fantasy players anymore The bill — HB 2155 — was a wide-ranging piece of legislation that also dealt with charitable gaming, bingo, raffles and the lottery, in addition to authorizing real-money fantasy sports. […] Read More
Posted on: May 19, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Legal Developments | Dustin Gouker

Fantasy eSports Site AlphaDraft Raises $5mm In Latest Surge For DFS For Video Games

The nascent industry of daily fantasy eSports got another boost on Tuesday, as the fantasy platform AlphaDraft announced it had received a $5mm round of funding. $17 million for fantasy eSports in a month The round of funding for AlphaDraft comes after Vulcun, another eSports DFS site, raised $12mm via Sequoia Capital just last month. (That was Vulcun’s second round […] Read More
Posted on: May 19, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports Industry News | Dustin Gouker

This Week In Daily: May 15, 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 Amaya slows down on DFS Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars, held its quarterly earnings call this week. The interesting bit for those who follow the fantasy sports industry came about […] Read More
Posted on: May 15, 2015 | Daily Fantasy Sports TWiD | Dustin Gouker
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