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2016-04-25 17:24
AGA's president Geoff Freeman plans to push for a new approach to legalised and licensed sports betting in the US
Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, announced that he will be discussing AGA's plans for a new approach to US sports betting at the iGaming Super Show.…
2016-04-21 12:00
Illionois scales legalization of DFS betting
Last Wednesday The Illinois House gave its initial approval to a measure that would legalize betting on DFS. However, some lawmakers promulgated their concern about the way the bill was vetted, so it is still uncertain if the bill get's full passage.…
2016-04-14 14:20
Iowa has another shot to legalize daily fantasy sports betting
Wednesday April 12th, a panel of state lawmakers approved a proposal to legalize fantasy sports betting, including online DFS websites like DraftKings and FanDuel.…
2016-04-12 10:01
CEO of AGA predicts the next U.S. president will legalize sports betting
Geoff Freeman, CEO of the American Gaming Association, predicts that the next president of the United States will legalize sports betting, to determine the activity is not limited to just a few states.…
2016-04-07 17:48
Legalization of fantasy sports betting in Illinios delayed
Illinois lawmakers are still trying to craft the proposal to legalize daily fantasy sports betting in the Prairie State, causing the legalization to be postponed. This affects sports betting sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.…
2016-03-31 06:55
All Star Daily Fantasy FlowPlay's alternative to DFS
Some states in the USA consider Daily Fantasy Sports illegal gambling since the winnings are in real money. Seattle-based FlowPlay is offering an alternative with the launch of All Star Daily Fantasy.…
2016-03-22 13:36
DraftKings and FanDuel stop doing business in New York
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that the biggest daily fantasy sports betting companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, have agreed to stop doing business in New York. The companies have also agreed to halt their legal challenge to Schneiderman if they lose in an upcoming decision by an appeals court in Manhattan.…
2016-03-08 10:33
Virginia first state to officially legalize Daily Fantasy Sports
Where states like New York, Illinois and Nevada are having trouble to legalize DFS, Virginia is welcoming betting sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.…
2016-02-16 10:11
Why sports betting in the USA should be legal
Sports betting is huge in the USA. Approximately $4.2 billion were betted during the last Super Bowl. However, American Gaming Association stated that $4.1 billion of those bets were placed illegal. New Jersey and many other states want to make sports betting legal, in which case the government will profit as well.…
2016-02-11 17:18
Scrutiny of DFS continues to aggravate
DFS continues to be under attack by more and more intense state scrutiny. Leading companies in the DFS industry, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking some serious hits to their business in the last couple of weeks.…
2016-02-05 22:10
DraftKings launches DFS in the United Kingdom
After delays for almost a year, there is good news for UK-based fans of DFS. DraftKings Inc. finally accepts wagers from players in the UK. New players will be able to play against existing customers in the States and Canada.…
2016-02-02 19:24
Record amount of bets on Super Bowl most of which illegal
Allegedly $4.2 billion of bets will be placed on the 50th Super Bowl on Feb. 7th, and almost 97% of those bets will be illegal. This is a growth of 8% over last year's $3.9 billion and shows the impact of the illegal betting market, which is almost 35 times the size of the legal market, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA).…
2016-01-27 17:11
Lawmaker Marc Levine wants to prohibit DFS betting in California
Supporters of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) target California lawmaker Marc Levine, who was the only one that voted “No” on a proposed bill, allowing the continuation of daily fantasy sports betting in California. Levine's intention is to let voters decide on banning websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.…
2016-01-25 19:00
Betting suspended at Australian Open after suspicious match
Sports gambling company Pinnacle Sports suspended all bets on a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open. It concerned a match between Andrea Hlavackova/Lukasz Kubot and Lara Arruabarrena/David Marrero. Unusually large amounts of money were placed on the match which led to the decision of Pinnacle Sports.…
2016-01-21 13:37
DFS The next big thing
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has taken the US by storm. Regarding its intensity and pace, the rise of the DFS industry has gone unparalleled. How exactly were they able to manage this? Although both technology and an innovative business model have driven the industry, it is not the primary factor.…
2016-01-21 10:54
Texas Attorney General Daily Fantasy Sports betting is prohibited
According to Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas, DFS betting contravenes with Texas' laws concerning gambling. Texas' law characterizes gambling as a game with 'partial chance' which is a stricter interpretation than how other states handle gambling.…
2016-01-20 14:37
Former officers of the Houston Police Department arraigned for running a criminal gambling website
Brian Jordan and Steve Glezman served the HPD for over 20 years, but were put non-active in May for further investigation considering their criminal activities. The two are under federal investigation, being accused of running an illegal sports betting website for the last five years.…
2016-01-20 07:11
Betting related corruption Tennis under fire by claims of match fixing even at 3 Wimbledon matches
Secret files came up suggesting that three matches at Wimbledon were fixed in recent years. Anti-corruption investigators such as the TIU (Tennis Integrity Unit) stated that leaked documents alleged that the sport's authorities allowed some of the main suspects to keep playing. These files were given to Buzzfeed News and the BBC; the players names are kept secret. However, out of the 16 names of suspect players around 2008, some are still participating. More than half of them will play at the Australian Open, which takes place from 18-31 January 2016. …
2015-11-25 12:11
Betway Named New International Sponsor of Davis Cup and Fed Cup Until 2018
The ITF announced earlier this week that Betway has become the new international sponsor of the Davis and Fed cup by BNP Paribas until 2018. The official announcement came at the final of BNP Paribas in Prague and will be displayed already this weekend.…
2015-10-29 05:40
FSB Technology and BeanBagSports Signs Long Term Agreement
The UK-based sports betting platform provider FSB Technology, announced today that they have signed a deal to supply BeanBagSports with a fully-optimised sports betting service. The agreement between the two will see FSB trade different sports for the operator while BeanBagSports will provide an innovative platform.…

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