Tag Archives: Walt Disney
- Walt Disney/ESPN to invest $250m in fantasy sports operator DraftKings
April 3, 2015
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has reportedly received a $250m shot in the arm from Walt Disney Co, the parent company of sports media giant ESPN. A possible tie-up between DraftKings and Disney was hinted at late last month. On Friday – a very Good Friday for the Boston-based DraftKings...
- Walt Disney eyes venture with DraftKings; MGT and Seneca Gaming to launch daily fantasy sports site
March 31, 2015
Walt Disney Co. is in talk with online fantasy sports site DraftKings about a venture investment that could see the Seattle-based start-up valued at $1 billion. If such a deal comes to pass, it would give DraftKings new ammunition in its competition with rival FanDuel for new customers, the credibility...
- Florida awash with lobbyists unwilling to declare truce on casino expansion
February 7, 2014
Casino operators including Las Vegas Sands have reportedly dispatched 100 lobbyists bearing suitcases full of cash to convince Florida’s politicians to revise the state’s gambling laws. Sands and other operators including Genting have been pressing legislators hard to let them build destination casinos in Florida’s popular tourist areas, but as...
- ESPN not worried about possible NFL strike
March 9, 2011
While an NFL strike could have disastrous effects on the online gambling industry, particularly with smaller sportsbook operations, Disney’s CFO doesn’t think it will affect its ESPN sports network. Of course, ESPN is the goliath of sports networks, and they cover anything and everything sports related, but nothing generates ratings...
Patriots, Packers starting season as favorites to win Super Bowl 52
September 1, 2017