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California DFS Bill Progresses, Closing in on State Legislation

California DFS Bill Progresses, Closing in on State Legislation

Jon Sofen - January 25th, 2016

A California DFS bill allowing websites such as FanDuel and DraftKings to legally operate within the state has now progressed through the state legislature. This bill would change how these major daily fantasy sports sites do business, however. DFS sites in California, if the bill passes, must receive approval from the state in order to […]

Nevada Daily Fantasy Sports to Be Reviewed by Sandoval Gaming Policy Committee

Nevada Daily Fantasy Sports to Be Reviewed by Sandoval Gaming Policy Committee

Daniel Smyth - January 19th, 2016

The issue of Nevada Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) will be the topic of debate for the state’s Gaming Policy Committee in the coming weeks, thanks to Governor Brian Sandoval (R). The last time the committee was brought together was in 2012, when it met to discuss the regulation of iGaming and, in particular, online poker. […]

Poker Player Aaron Jones Wins DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship for $5 Million

Poker Player Aaron Jones Wins DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship for $5 Million

Philip Conneller - January 19th, 2016

Aaron Jones, known to the poker community as top online player “aejones,” has won the biggest daily fantasy sports (DFS) championship of all time, taking home a $5 million first prize. The DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) was a monster of a competition, reflecting the explosion in popularity of DFS in 2015. Players spent […]

PokerStars Launches BetStars Betting Brand

PokerStars Launches BetStars Betting Brand

Daniel Smyth - December 19th, 2015

The evolution of PokerStars continued this week after the Amaya-owned company announced the launch of BetStars. Following the release of sportsbook provisions earlier this year, PokerStars has announced the launch of a new portal that will provide a greater range of services for those wanting to bet on something other than poker. Prior to the […]

FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation

FBI San Diego Cardroom Raid Tops Off Two-Year Global Money Laundering Investigation

Jon Sofen - December 10th, 2015

A bit la scene out of the movie Casino, the FBI on Wednesday raided two San Diego card rooms for what they claim was illegal gambling and money laundering activities that spread from coast to coast and across both US borders as well. In all, 25 people were indicted after federal investigators spent two years seeking the […]

Norman Chad Opens Up About WSOP TV Coverage, His Poker Skills, and Phil Hellmuth’s Table Manners: Exclusive Interview

Norman Chad Opens Up About WSOP TV Coverage, His Poker Skills, and Phil Hellmuth’s Table Manners: Exclusive Interview

Jon Sofen - November 23rd, 2015

Norman Chad is one of those guys you can speak to for an hour without realizing the time. After having a lengthy discussion with the “Couch Slouch,” it was easy to tell that his television persona is no different from his off-camera reality. The long-time ESPN World Series of Poker (WSOP) commentator and sports columnist […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Nearing its Own Black Friday

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Nearing its Own Black Friday

Jon Sofen - November 19th, 2015

Daily fantasy sports isn’t all fun and games according to many US lawmakers. Similar to poker, DFS is a game of skill that involves a gambling aspect. DFS sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, two multi-billion dollar businesses, snuck through the cracks of legislation because fantasy sports has never been seen as gambling and local […]

Amaya to Launch Standalone Sportsbook, BetStars.com

Amaya to Launch Standalone Sportsbook, BetStars.com

Philip Conneller - November 9th, 2015

Amaya has been quietly acquiring domain names in preparation for the launch of a dedicated sportsbook, BetStars.com. The PokerStars parent, which recently launched a sportsbook and casino gaming on the PokerStars client in certain jurisdictions, has in recent months purchased the BetStars.com domain name along with variations like BetStars.eu, BetStars.co.uk and BetStars.net. According to GamblingInvest.com, […]

DFS Regulations? Pro Sports Commissioners Think So

DFS Regulations? Pro Sports Commissioners Think So

Jon Sofen - October 28th, 2015

The commissioners of the three most popular professional sports leagues in America advocate DFS regulations, but refuse to refer to the game as a form of “gambling”. Following recent allegations of cheating and questions as to the legality of daily fantasy sports, the NBA, NFL, and MLB commissioners had a little something to say on […]

DraftKings Out at WSOP as Nevada Rules That DFS Company is Unlicensed Operator

DraftKings Out at WSOP as Nevada Rules That DFS Company is Unlicensed Operator

Philip Conneller - October 27th, 2015

No DraftKings branding will appear at the WSOP final table, which kicks off November 8, as the embattled DFS company cuts ties with the premier poker brand in the world after being deamed an illegal gambling operator by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The DraftKings logo was splashed liberally across the corridors of the Rio last […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Problems Put WSOP Deal on Hold

Daily Fantasy Sports Problems Put WSOP Deal on Hold

Daniel Smyth - October 24th, 2015

The Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) scandal that’s currently rocking the industry in the US has brought a temporary end to the relationship between the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and DraftKings. The rise of DFS and companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel in the US has been impressive to say the least over the last […]