fantasy sports

FanDuel’s new March Madness game lets casual fans pick teams instead of players

Over the last year or so daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and DraftKings have shifted their focus towards building products that are simple enough for even casual sports fans to play. Today

DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

A few days ago DraftKings announced an NFL product called Showdown, which lets you play in a fantasy football contest centered around just a single football game. This means that all your players will

FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

If you’ve ever played daily fantasy sports you’re familiar with the standard workflow – you browse 5 or 6 sites to research players, switch over to the FanDuel or DraftKings app to p

Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website)

Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless h

DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms that originally announced their intention to merge, have called it quits. This comes a month after the FTC announced they would s

The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

The Federal Trade Commission just announced it will authorize legal action to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites in the U.S. Specifically, the commi

Boom Fantasy raises $2M, betting that fans want a simpler version of fantasy sports

Daily fantasy sports are too complicated for the average fan. Or at least that’s the thesis behind Boom Fantasy, a daily fantasy sports experience designed for the everyday sports fan. Instead o

The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

While it’s clear that daily fantasy sports games like the ones offered by DraftKings and FanDuel make watching sports more exciting, they aren’t necessarily the best companion if you&#8

Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

After months of speculations and rumors that the deal was all but closed, we finally have confirmation that DraftKings and FanDuel will merge into one company. The move is being called a “strate

ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved

DraftKings launches Leagues so you can play daily fantasy sports with friends

DraftKings has been in the news a lot over the last 12 months. But almost everything you’ve read has probably been about their efforts in passing legislation to explicitly legalize daily fantasy

New York Governor signs daily fantasy sports bill, DraftKings and FanDuel can operate again

Back in June, on the last day of the New York Assembly’s legislative session, the state passed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports, paving the road for the return of incumbents DraftKings and

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will talk daily fantasy sports at Disrupt SF

Anyone who is interested in sports knows that daily fantasy sports has became the next big thing. And leading the charge is DraftKings, a four-year old technology company that has already raised over

Silicon Valley’s favorite fixer: Bradley Tusk

Tusk made his bones in Silicon Valley through advising Uber, which paid him in equity for his services while still a Series A company, dramatically boosting Tusk’s net worth (he says he hasn’t sol

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins on the future of fantasy sports

On early Saturday morning New York’s state assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state. The move was huge for the industry, as it means companies like Draft

New fantasy sports app SportsHero raises $2.4M ahead of planned Australia IPO

SportsHero is a new app that lets sports fans dabble in match predictions and show their skills off against friends and other game-watchers. The app is made by the team behind Singapore-based TradeHer

Virginia’s governor just signed the nation’s first daily fantasy sports law

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe just signed into law the “Fantasy Contests Act,” which is a legal framework for fantasy sports providers that operate in the state. The bill, which was

Fox Marks Down Its DraftKings Investment By 60 Percent

Twenty-First Century Fox, which invested $160M in DraftKings over the summer, has written down the investment by about 60 percent, according to its 10-Q filed today. Specifically, Fox noted that &#822

DraftKings And FanDuel Lose A Payment Processor

Update: Title changed to reflect that FanDuel does not use Vantiv for payouts, and offers additional deposit methods besides Vantiv processing.  Daily Fantasy Sports sites like DraftKings and FanDu
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