Tag Archives: DraftKings
- Fantasy sports giant DraftKings eyes Ireland launch
August 18, 2017
US-based daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is once again setting its sights across the Atlantic Ocean after state regulators thumbed down its merger with DFS rival FanDuel. Fora reported that the leading American fantasy sports operator is looking to bring its gaming service to Ireland before the year ends. The...
- Commission urges Massachusetts to hold off online poker, casino legalization … for now
July 25, 2017
Massachusetts should legalize daily fantasy sports but hold off on legalizing online poker and casino gambling, according to the recommendations of a special commission. On Tuesday, State House New Service reported that the Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports had submitted a draft report...
- DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy sports merger officially toast
July 13, 2017
The proposed merger of daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel was officially pronounced dead on Thursday by the CEOs of both companies. Early Thursday afternoon, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles issued a statement saying he believed it was “in the best interest of our shareholders, customers, employees and partners to...
- FanDuel’s Eccles casts more doubt on DraftKings merger
July 12, 2017
The merger of daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel may not proceed due to regulatory hurdles, according to FanDuel’s chief executive. On Tuesday, Recode published an interview with FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles in which he stated that his company was “evaluating options” that included walking away from the proposed...
- FanDuel braces for another funding round after blocked DraftKings merger
July 10, 2017
Daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel may be forced to take out a tithing basket once again and gather more funds from investors after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blocked its proposed merger with rival DraftKings. The Sunday Times reported that FanDuel investors could be forced to inject further funds...
- DraftKings, FanDuel claim merger is pro-competition
July 6, 2017
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) giants DraftKings and FanDuel have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to allow the two firms to merge, saying that it is the best interest of the fantasy sports industry. DraftKings and FanDuel have submitted their respective responses to the FTC this week, denying that the...
Why the DraftKings & FanDuel merger may not go ahead
March 24, 2017
Maine legalizes daily fantasy sports
August 3, 2017
DraftKings launch German-facing daily fantasy sports site
March 23, 2017