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… »11/20/15 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… »11/20/15 3:58pm11/20/15 3:58pm

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Our First Annual Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League Draft

Observing the machinations of the Kardashian-Jenners is not unlike watching a competitive ballgame. Though they are a close-knit family and prone to stick together as families do, there are also internal micro-struggles for supremacy, just as any group of siblings sustains a rivalry (in the parlance of… »9/29/15 7:30pm9/29/15 7:30pm

How To Run A Fantasy Football League Without Making Everyone Hate You

Because your friends are lazy and untrustworthy, you were somehow the best choice to run this year’s fantasy football league, which means you’ll set up the draft, oversee trades, handle money, and use the internet an hour or two more per week than usual. Congratulations. Now, you just have to tackle this… »8/17/15 10:22am8/17/15 10:22am

Republicans Take Aim At Internet Poker And Fantasy Sports

It is pretty damn good to be a Republican right now. The GOP controls both the House and the Senate, it owns more than half of the gubernatorial seats in the nation, Obama is close to a zero percent approval rating, and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll kept Marshawn Lynch from being the Super Bowl MVP. »2/09/15 12:55pm2/09/15 12:55pm

How Clark Olson Beats Everyone Else In Fantasy Everything

The guy who just beat everyone else in America at all the fantasy sports, again, is a computer science professor who is not so much into trades but who is really, really into spreadsheets. Clark Olson, the 2012 winner of ESPN's omnibus Uber Challenge fantasy game, again, tallied the high score across an Olympiad of… »2/16/13 4:15pm2/16/13 4:15pm

Yahoo Would Like To Further Explain Why Its Fantasy Football Shit The Bed On Sunday

About an hour before kickoff, Yahoo fantasy sports lost all functionality. No making roster changes, no adding free agents, no scoring, no nothing. That equaled a lot of pissed off users. By Monday morning, things were largely fixed—small consolation to anyone who got shafted the day before because they couldn't set… »11/14/12 4:00pm11/14/12 4:00pm