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Daily Fantasy Sports Coming to (Most Of) Louisiana After Voters Approve Ballot Measure

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are coming to the Bayou State after residents in most of the state’s 64 parishes voted in favor of a ballot initiative to allow residents of those parishes to play in online DFS contests. According to the Times-Picayune, 47 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes voted in favor of legalizing online DFS contests, with most of those against it located in north Louisiana, while most areas in the...

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Arkansas, Louisiana Voters to Decide on Legal Sports Betting, DFS

Voters in six states will decide issues related to gaming during the mid-term elections on Tuesday, but only two will consider measures directly related to sports betting and daily fantasy sports. Arkansans will have the opportunity to issue casino licenses to four casinos across the state, and those casinos could then offer gaming, including sports betting. In Louisiana, voters will decide whether or not to legalize daily fantasy sports games,...

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FanDuel Scores Deal to Manage Sports Betting for West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort

In an agreement announced on Monday at ProFootballTalk, FanDuel will operate retail, online and mobile sports betting services for The Greenbrier Resort, located in southeastern West Virginia. This means that coupled with its partnership with The Meadowlands Racetrack in northern New Jersey, the combination of Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel, the second-largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform, will have established sports betting presences in two of the first five states...

Connecticut Lawmakers Preparing Legal Sports Betting Legislation Did Their Homework, Not Interested In Giving Away Requested 'Royalty' to Leagues

DraftKings Officially Preparing Sports Betting Vertical, Hires Sportsbook Director

What's been long speculated is now confirmed: Daily fantasy sports frontrunner DraftKings is seeking to enter the legal sports betting business. In a press release on Monday, the Boston-headquartered company announced the hiring of Sean Hurley as its "head of sportsbook" to "build, launch and drive the sports betting vertical at DraftKings." This comes at a time when the daily fantasy industry is flagging and DraftKings has yet to become...

Connecticut Lawmakers Preparing Legal Sports Betting Legislation Did Their Homework, Not Interested In Giving Away Requested 'Royalty' to Leagues

Could DraftKings Really Become a Sportsbook As CEO Suggests?

At the Web Summit in Portugal this week, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins discussed the NFL season, the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators’ acquisition of EuroLeague basketball streaming rights, plus he mentioned one other gigantic opportunity that would swallow everything else whole. According to Bloomberg’s Eben Novy-Williams (as well as Edward Ludlow and Jackie Simmons): “Robins says his company would consider its options, including becoming a sportsbook, if the U.S. were...

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FanDuel and DraftKings NFL Week 8 Tournament Plays

Large field tournaments are what make DFS such an exciting attraction week after week. It takes just one lineup to hit it big and cash in for a five or six figure week (or seven if you’re “lucky” enough to win a millionaire contest). Building GPP lineups can be pretty labor-intensive with so many options throughout the league, and chasing upside can be defeating when your favorite life-changing lineup bombs...

DraftKings and FanDuel NFL Week 8 DFS Fades at QB, RB, WR, TE, and D/ST

NFL Week 8 DFS Fades: DraftKings and FanDuel Players to Avoid

Deciding which players to fade each week goes hand-in-hand with selecting the players you do want. We’re faced with tough decisions every week regarding who to plug into our daily fantasy football lineups. Throughout the NFL season I'll be here every week to help you with those tough decisions, reviewing players at each position that I’m fading for the weekend. DraftKings and FanDuel NFL Week 8 DFS Fades at QB, RB, WR, TE,...

DRAFT Week 8 NFL Picks: Round by Round selection of 1 QB, 2 RB, and 2 WR/TE

DRAFT Week 8 NFL Picks: Round by Round Analysis

Weekly contests on Draft.com feature a new format for DFS players. Instead of a salary-based selection process, DRAFT went back to the basics and implemented a live snake draft format for players. For weekly contests, players must draft 1 QB, 2 RBs, and 2 WRs/TEs. There is only one option with more than six players (10 players), meaning only 30 players are taken off the board in the majority of...

FanDuel and DraftKings NFL Week 8 Picks: Top ‘Retail’ Price Players

With all of the top players at your disposal each week in daily fantasy football, it can be tough to decide between guys like A.J. Green and Julio Jones when building your lineup. In this weekly article, I’ll take a look at guys on the upper or middle range of salaries at each position ("retail prices”), identifying my favorite plays for the week. Make sure to complement these players with “value plays,”...

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