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DFS Discussion Planned for Amsterdam Affiliate Conference

The Daily Fantasy Sports industry continues to be major topic of discussion in 2016. While the US struggles with the legalities of it all, the European market wonders whether there’s a place for it in regions where sports betting is legal. Despite the debates leading US operators are progressing and they’ve moved beyond the American market and straight into the...

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CrownBet Pays Up Over $20K for Illegal Activity

CrownBet, online betting platform and partner of AFL, has been accused of illegal advertising in New South Wales (NSW). The company was convicted on April 21st on five separate counts of issuing illegal betting advertisements, simultaneously influencing gambling to the NSW community. Advertisements were published on the company’s website, boasting a bonus reward...

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AGA President to Present Campaign for Legalized Sports Betting in US

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has launched a new campaign for the licensing and legalization of sport betting in the US, which will be presented by the President and CEO, Geoff Freeman, on June 8, 2016 at the iGaming Executive Conference in Amsterdam. In November 2015, the AGA concluded months of research and the casino industry revealed its plans to c...

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Tipico Associated with €1 Billion Price Tag

After being in business for 12 years, German sports betting company Tipico is up for sale and the bidding has begun. According to Reuters Centerbridge and Deutsche Telekom have partnered to go after the acquisition, which is also being pursued by Sky Bet owners CVC Capital Partners. Rothschild and JP Morgan are serving as Tipico advisors during the bidding, wh...

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Legalization of Fantasy Sports Betting Halted in Illinois

Despite efforts to determine the contrary, fantasy sports betting still remains to be an illegal activity in the state of Illinois. It has been a hot topic for the state, with the growing popularity of online sports betting in recent years. Just this past December, Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, stated that the law “clearly declares that all games of chance o...

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Premier League: Martin Demichelis charged for betting-related violation

Manchester City central defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by the English Football Association for an offence related to betting. The Argentinian, aged 35, has reportedly breached the rules 12 times in the space of just six days in 2016: between January 22 and January 28. According to S...

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US Department of Homeland Security Targets 5Dimes

US friendly 5Dimes casino, powered by Real Time Gaming, and sportsbook is under siege by the US Department of Homeland Security for alleged money laundering activity via Amazon gift cards. It’s interested that the investigation, which would typically fall under the US Department of Justice, is being conducted by the DHS, which protects the country against secu...

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DraftKings Partners UK Platform Undergoes Compliance Testing

DraftKings is moving right along in the UK market and has secured a partnership with NMi, a company that has been commissioned to conduct compliance testing for the daily fantasy sports operator’s UK platform. As a condition of its UK licensing, DraftKings’ DFS contests will be tested on both desktop and mobile formats to guarantee compliance with the UK Gambl...

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American DFS Industry Suffers Major Blows

ESPN announced last week that its exclusive advertising deal with daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has come to an end. The companies agreed to the deal, which saw DraftKings become ESPN’s official DFS operator, in June 2015. Things have not being going well for DFS market leaders, which also includes FanDuel. The legal situation involving New York A...

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Sunderland's Adam Johnson enters guilty plea

Footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and also to one of grooming a child, but has chosen to deny the two other charges of sexual activity with a child. The Sunderland winger, aged 28, has appeared before the court on Wednesday in the first day of his trial. He is accused of having engaged in sexual activity with...

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US Based DraftKings Scores Sponsorship Deal with English Premier League Football Clubs

The state of daily fantasy sports in The United States is still a source of contention so the timing couldn’t be better for market leading DraftKings to further expand into the UK market by scoring sponsorship deals with English Premier League football clubs Watford, Arsenal and Liverpool. Although the financial details have not been publicly disclosed, the w...

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US Payment Processor to Block DFS Transactions

America’s daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry took another hit this week as an online payment processor, Vantiv, announced the suspension of transactions related to DFS operators starting February 29, 2016. The payment processor revealed concerns regarding the handling of such transaction at the end of last year following the New York Attorney General’s final...

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Hawaii Says No to DFS and New DFS Operator Obtains UK Licensing

The Daily Fantasy Sports industry is making little progress in the US while a new white label provider obtains licensing the UK Gambling Commission. While California and Florida are making progress, Hawaii’s Attorney General, Doug Chin, says that DFS gambling is illegal in the state. "Gambling generally occurs under Hawaii law when a person stakes or risks...

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NFL SUPER BOWL 50 to Generate Billions in Wagers

The American Gaming Association released its predictions on 2016 Super Bowl 50 betting revealed an expected $4.2 billion in wagers and yet it’s considered illegal across the US except for four states. This year will see the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers go head to head and according the stats nearly 100 percent of the $4.2 billion in bets will be made i...

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DraftKings to Roll Out Consumer Protection Changes

DraftKings sent its players an email on Friday announcing a series of consumer protection changes due to the pressure placed on the daily fantasy sports industry in The United States. The changes will be effective as of January 29, 2016 and will also include the banning of third party scripting tools with the use of "a new tool that makes it easier for players...

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Tennis: Match-fixing evidence uncovered

Files exposing evidence of suspected match-fixing within the ATP world tour have been leaked to the BBC and to BuzzFeed News. According to those files, 16 players that have been in the top 50 of the ATP have been suspected for ongoing match-fixing violations by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). Among those players were even a few winners of Grand Slam titles. None...

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FantasyUp Ceases Operations and Unable to Pay Players

Daily fantasy sports operator FantasyUp has closed up shop following difficulties with paying its players. The company was established by Dan Ziernicki, who invested his $3.5 million win at FanDuel to create a competitor DFS site in 2014. Players received an email notification from FantasyUp stating: For the past few years, FantasyUp has been providing...

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Status of DFS in the US

Daily Fantasy Sports and the legality surrounding it continues to hold the attention of state lawmakers across the US. Maryland Maryland’s state financial Comptroller revealed that an investigation into the legality of DFS is intended following a report from the state’s Attorney General’s legal counsel regarding a 2012 law that allows traditional fantasy b...

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TAB Mishandles Private Self Exclusion List

The Australian and New Zealand gambling group Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) has gotten into some hot water in New Zealand following the discovery of private documents the details of excluded problem gamblers in a public trash can. According to the Stuff publication, a civilian found 33 pages of paperwork in a Hamilton public garbage can. The documentation inc...

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Police in Taiwan Bust Major Illegal Online Gambling Ring

Authorities in Taiwan have apprehended 45 individuals for their roles in the operation of an illegal online and mobile betting ring, which reportedly generated over $40 million in profit. According to reports, bets were accepted on a variety of things from local elections to sports and lottery activity. Police were alerted to the ring’s activity and subseq...

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