Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Daily Fantasy Partners Names The NBA, Jerry Jones, And More (UPDATE)

A new class-action lawsuit against companies who partnered with daily fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel has been filed and names the NBA, NHL, and MLB, groups led by Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, and James Dolan, in addition to media companies, credit card companies, and banks in the suit. SI reports that Antonio… »Saturday 1:03pm11/21/15 1:03pm


Damn, FanDuel And DraftKings Bring In Shitloads Of Money 

As part of the ongoing legal battle between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel, all sorts of interesting documents have been filed with the New York Civil Supreme court. One shows FanDuel’s advice to employees that they could play on other sites, but to not win… »Friday 6:26pm11/20/15 6:26pm

FanDuel Told Employees Not To Win Too Much Money On DraftKings Or People Would Get Suspicious

In early October, DraftKings and FanDuel banned their employees from playing daily fantasy on competitors’s sites. These new policies came in the midst of a torrent of negative publicity, after DraftKings employee Ethan Haskell accidentally leaked company lineup data on the same weekend that he won $350,000 on… »Friday 3:58pm11/20/15 3:58pm

The Daily Fantasy Protest Looks Like A Good Time

A few hundred users and (mostly) employees of daily fantasy sites gathered outside the lower Manhattan offices of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this morning, three days after the AG ordered the DFS sites to stop accepting wagers in New York. Both DraftKings and FanDuel are prepared to fight this one out… »11/13/15 9:33am11/13/15 9:33am

New York AG Orders DraftKings And FanDuel To Stop Taking Bets From New York Residents

Things are only getting worse for the definitely skill-based daily fantasy industry, as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease accepting bets from New York residents. In a prepared statement, Schneiderman assailed daily fantasy, saying it constituted illegal gambling,… »11/10/15 7:45pm11/10/15 7:45pm

Pierre Garçon Is Leading A Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel On Behalf Of NFL Players

On Friday Pierre Garçon filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Maryland against FanDuel on behalf of all the NFL players whose likenesses and names the site uses, he says, without proper permission. FanDuel has marketing agreements with 15 NFL teams, including Washington, who was one of the first teams to sign one.… »10/31/15 1:50pm10/31/15 1:50pm

DraftKings CEO Described Site As A Casino, Called It Betting

Last week, Nevada banned DraftKings and FanDuel in the state, on the grounds that they were gambling. The Nevada Gaming Control Board told the sites that they must apply for licenses from the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate in Nevada under state law (Legal Sports Report, however, says that the block is not… »10/18/15 1:15pm10/18/15 1:15pm

Nevada Regulators Rule Daily Fantasy Is Gambling, Order Sites To Shut Down In State

The Nevada Gaming Control Board offered perhaps the most significant rebuke of daily fantasy sports operators today in a month full of them, finding that daily fantasy sports constitutes gambling. The Gaming Control Board wrote that because daily fantasy sports involves “wagering on the collective performance of… »10/15/15 7:17pm10/15/15 7:17pm

Report: FBI And Justice Department Investigating Legality Of Daily Fantasy

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have both opened probes into daily fantasy sports in an attempt to determine whether they are legal or not. The Journal says there is an “ongoing discussion” within the DOJ regarding the legality of daily fantasy, and… »10/14/15 8:11pm10/14/15 8:11pm

Here Come The Daily Fantasy Class Action Lawsuits

It was only a matter of time. With the public now aware that until yesterday DraftKings and FanDuels employees were allowed to bet on and win enormous sums of money on each other’s sites, as well as a startling lack of transparency regarding which employees possess valuable insider information and how they are allowed… »10/08/15 7:08pm10/08/15 7:08pm

How Daily Fantasy Fucked Things Up For Everyone

Daily fantasy sports should have been a great thing. A form of betting just shiny and different enough from handing a brown bag of cash to a guy named Fingers at the local dive bar to be treated as respectable enterprise, it had the potential not just to make insane amounts of money, but to change the debate about… »10/08/15 12:53pm10/08/15 12:53pm

The Daily Fantasy Nightmare Is Here Because The NFL Made It So 

This has been the season of daily fantasy. Yes, it was always there, but this year, the biggest players—FanDuel and DraftKings—have gone all in, buying up seemingly every possible piece of ad space available in sports media. There they are, sponsoring one of the biggest fantasy writers. There they are, advertising… »10/07/15 7:16pm10/07/15 7:16pm

Here Are The Letters New York's Attorney General Just Sent To DraftKings And FanDuel

Daily fantasy’s day of reckoning is nigh. In addition to two congressional committees (the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Judiciary Committee) and a federal agency (the FTC) looking into various parts of the industry, news broke tonight that the New York attorney general has opened a probe into the two… »10/06/15 9:29pm10/06/15 9:29pm

Report: DraftKings And FanDuel Being Investigated By New York Attorney General

In seemingly inevitable news, the New York Times reports that New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has demanded the two duopolistic daily fantasy companies—DraftKings and FanDuel—provide a truckload of information as he looks into “the prospect that employees of daily fantasy football sites have won… »10/06/15 8:36pm10/06/15 8:36pm

DraftKings Employee With Access To Inside Info Wins $350K At FanDuel

Last week, DraftKings writer Ethan Haskell inadvertently leaked ownership and lineup data pertaining to his employer’s biggest contest—the Millionaire Maker—before the start of all the weekend’s games. Doing so made him at the least appear to be committing, if not straight fraud, something that looks a lot like it. »10/05/15 7:50pm10/05/15 7:50pm

FanDuel Disavows Knowledge Of Pervasive FanDuel Ad Using Images Of Georgia Tech Players [UPDATE]

FanDuel has responded to claims it is using the likenesses of two former Georgia Tech football players without rights or compensation, saying the daily fantasy gambling site does not actually produce the ads that have infiltrated every commercial break of every television program on the planet. »10/01/15 12:06pm10/01/15 12:06pm