Tag Archives: Jason Robins
- DraftKings downplays major Week 1 overlay, launches new fantasy stats app
September 13, 2016
The CEO of daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is once again musing publicly about a merger with archrival FanDuel. On Monday, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins visited the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, confirming that his company continues to discuss the possibility of a union with FanDuel, although he qualified that the talks...
- Nevada regulators find fault with daily fantasy sports’ exceptionalism
March 8, 2016
The CEOs of daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel pled their case before Nevada regulators on Monday but emerged no closer to resuming their discontinued operations in the state. Monday brought a rare meeting of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, the association of regulators, legislators and other state officials...
- Becky’s Affiliated: Top 10 CalvinAyre.com interviews of 2015
December 23, 2015
Throughout 2015, the CalvinAyre.com reporters and I interviewed dozens of industry professionals, poker pros, famous athletes and other influencers around the world. Topics ranged from Daily Fantasy Sports to Blockchain technology, football sponsorships, branding, poker strategies, the regulated US market, Europe, Asia and a lifetime of experience in the gaming...
- DraftKings CEO admitted site isn’t always in compliance with UIGEA
November 20, 2015
The CEO of daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings admitted this spring that his company didn’t always comply with the federal law that DFS operators have claimed make their sites’ operations legal. On Thursday, ESPN.com’s David Purdum reported on a conference call held this May with members of the Fantasy Sports...
- DraftKings raising another $200m, letting staff play ‘intra-company’ DFS games
October 30, 2015
The negative media onslaught over daily fantasy sports must be costing operators a fortune in legal fees, as DraftKings has reportedly gone looking for another $200m in venture capital. On Thursday, Boston Business Journal technology editor Sara Castellanos reported that the Boston-based DraftKings was “quietly raising” an additional $200m in...
- Nevada legal opinion quotes DraftKings CEO calling daily fantasy sports ‘betting’
October 17, 2015
Nevada’s Attorney General has released the full opinion that led to the state declaring daily fantasy sports (DFS) to be gambling; a document that uses the words of DraftKings CEO to support its conclusion. On Thursday, Nevada gaming regulators ordered DFS operators to stop serving Nevada customers until they have...
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