Tag Archives: Fantasy Sports Trade Association
- Fantasy sports players in North America near 60M
June 22, 2017
Despite regulatory woes in the U.S., the number of fantasy sports players in North America has grown 3.3 percent this year. Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) reported on Tuesday that the fantasy sports industry is thriving in North America, posting a record 59.3 million players this year compared to last...
- Fantasy Aces files for bankruptcy protection, players high and dry
February 1, 2017
UPDATE: Fantasy Aces released a statement on Wednesday saying it “truly regrets to announce that we are unable to sustain our site and business operations.” The company claims to have spent “over a year attempting to secure long term capital” and “every waking minute attempting to find a solution for...
- Small fantasy operators protest growing DraftKings, FanDuel duopoly
March 30, 2016
A new group representing nearly three dozen small fantasy sports operators wants legislators to push back against the duopoly enjoyed by daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel. On Tuesday, the Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association (SBFSTA) a new organization comprised of 35 small daily and season-long fantasy...
- DraftKings rides to the financial rescue of stranded FantasyHub players
March 11, 2016
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has ridden to the rescue of players left high and dry by the recent shutdown of FantasyHub. On Thursday, ESPN’s David Purdum reported that DraftKings had agreed to cover the outstanding FantasyHub player balances, which Purdum claimed amounted to “a few hundred thousand dollars.” DraftKings...
- FantasyHub “temporarily” suspends operations; VividSports4Money launches
February 19, 2016
Daily fantasy sports operator FantasyHub has “temporarily suspended operations,” leaving its customers unclear of the fate of their account balances. This week, a thread opened on the RotoGrinders forum in which a player reported difficulty in getting movement on his FantasyHub withdrawal request. Other players soon chimed in, citing similar...
- DFS group runs ad blitz against California lawmaker
January 27, 2016
Daily fantasy sports lobbyists are stepping up their campaign to legalize fantasy sports in California and no politician can get in the way. Earlier this month, Assembly Bill 1437, which would authorize California companies to offer daily fantasy sports after obtaining licenses from the California Department of Justice, passed the Assembly...
Why the DraftKings & FanDuel merger may not go ahead
March 24, 2017
Maine legalizes daily fantasy sports
August 3, 2017
New Jersey formally approves daily fantasy sports
August 25, 2017