DraftKings released a teaser video on Facebook and YouTube on the 23rd and everyone was wondering what it could be. Speculation on Facebook ranged from DraftKings announcing snake drafts to introducing fantasy NASCAR. The video didn’t seem to give away too much information except that they would reveal it all on the 26th.
The regulated online gaming industry in the United States saw a couple of interesting developments over the last couple weeks. Over in Pennsylvania, a new online gaming bill was introduced by State Representative John Payne on February 13th. In New Jersey, the Resorts Casino Hotel just got the go-ahead to offer real money online gambling.
According to Fortune Magazine, Daily Fantasy Sports supersite FanDuel is getting ready for another round of investment capital fundraising that could push the company’s value over the $1 Billion mark. According to Fortune, FanDuel’s valuation was around $400 Million following their most recent round of investments. Not too shabby for a company that has yet …
Golf fans rejoice; DraftKings.com is finally giving you your very own Millionaire Maker. With $2.2 million in guaranteed prizes and $1,000,000 of that going to first place, this is by far the largest fantasy golf contest the world has ever seen. The big contest is slated for The Masters on April 9th at Augusta National.
Sponsorships and sports are nothing new, but in recent years the sponsors presence has blossomed to the point where they have essentially become part of the event. Stadiums are no longer called Boston Garden or the Civic Center, and now sport names like TD Bank Garden, Gillette Stadium, and even such outlandish names as Pizza …
2015 sure has started out with a bang on the regulatory front. This year is already showing more promise than any other recent year with positive developments in Washington, Indiana and now Mississippi. If this trend continues, 2015 will be a productive year for legal online betting in the United States.
Image credit: conorwithonen There’s a new debate shaping up in world of daily fantasy sports. It was always in the backs of all our minds but now that the DFS industry has gone mainstream, the debate is taking newfound importance. The question at the heart of it all is this: Is fantasy sports gambling?
I’m excited to report that DraftKings.com is now hosting real money fantasy MMA contests. They made the announcement on New Year’s Eve and will debut the new offerings tomorrow for UFC 182. On Saturday, January 3rd, you’ll be able to pick a roster of fighters and earn points as you watch the action live.