The New York judge overseeing a legal challenge from daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators DraftKings and FanDuel over their immediate ban in the US state has said that he will issue a decision on the case “very soon”.
DraftKings has confirmed it is to take legal action through the New York Supreme Court over a declaration by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that daily fantasy sports (DFS) constitutes illegal gambling.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has declared that daily fantasy sports (DFS) constitute illegal gambling and has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop taking bets from consumers in the US state.
Michael Sweeney, the new executive director of the Massachusetts Lottery, has confirmed that the organisation will consider legalising fantasy sports betting in the US state in an effort to generate additional revenue.
White-label multi-channel casino and betting solutions provider Viral is to roll out the FantasyBet daily fantasy sports service in the UK market after securing a UK pool betting licence for the brand.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid has hit out at proposals for self-regulation within the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry, stating this would not be enough to police and oversee what he described as “unregulated, illegal gambling”.
Pierre Garçon, who plays for NFL American football team the Washington Redskins, has filed a class-action lawsuit against daily fantasy sports (DFS) firm FanDuel, accusing the operator of profiting off his name and likeness without permission.
DraftKings has cleared an employee of any wrongdoing after it was alleged he used insider information to win $350,000 (€308,300) on a website operated by rival daily fantasy sports (DFS) company FanDuel.
Amaya has announced that it is to limit its StarsDraft daily fantasy sports (DFS) brand from operating real-money games and tournaments in most US states following a review of recent developments in various jurisdictions.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease operations after ruling that daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies cannot offer services in the US state without a valid gambling licence.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an inquiry into DraftKings and FanDuel in order to establish the advantages daily fantasy sports (DFS) employees may have gained using data from their company to win prizes on offer by competing operators.
Jason Robins, chief executive of DraftKings, has moved to distance daily fantasy sports (DFS) from sports betting, stating that the majority of fantasy customers in the US do not take part in sports wagering activities.