Tag Archives: Nigel Eccles
- 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 changes ad strategy for NFL 2016
September 16, 2016
Unlike in the 2015 National Football League (NFL), American football fans will see less of daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel’s advertisements this season. Realizing that they have overdone the bombardment of ads last year, Business Insider reported that FanDuel is changing its advertising strategy this NFL season. Though their...
- FanDuel joins DFS battle across the pond with launch of UK platform
August 4, 2016
FanDuel is finally open for business in the UK. After scoring big in the North American market, the Edinburgh-based daily fantasy sports operator is expanding its presence across the pond with the launch of its first ever product in the UK. The one-day fantasy football product on web and mobile...
- FanDuel eyes UK launch by August but still waiting for license approval
May 23, 2016
FanDuel already has a target date for its debut across the pond, but there’s just one problem—the daily fantasy sports operator has yet to receive its UK license. In an interview with Gambling Insider, FanDuel’s Eilidh Morrison confirmed the company is eyeing to launch in the UK in August, but...
- 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...
- Confused Vantiv seeks clarity over conflict between New York AG, DraftKings
January 6, 2016
Payment processing company Vantiv—like a child stuck in the middle of warring parents—is turning to the courts for some much needed clarity on the controversy surrounding daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel. The Greater Cincinnati-based company has filed a lawsuit asking the New York state Supreme Court to, essentially,...
Why the DraftKings & FanDuel merger may not go ahead
March 24, 2017
Maine legalizes daily fantasy sports
August 3, 2017