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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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