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NFL Playoffs Heating Up: DraftKings Offering Single Game Contests and FanDuel Handing out Bitcoin

DraftKings and FanDuel are both gearing up for the 2018 NFL playoffs in exciting but very different ways. Each fantasy site announced a new take on fantasy this week with DraftKings boldly going where few have gone before with single-game fantasy contests and FanDuel handing out bitcoin prizes in select tournaments. Continue reading

Ohio Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Likely to Become Law

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The Ohio legislature has approved a daily fantasy sports bill that will legalize and regulate fantasy contests if signed by Governor John Kasich. If the governor signs off on the bill, daily fantasy operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings will be required to apply for a license and follow regulations in order to operate in Ohio moving forward.

Update: Governor Kasich signed the bill into law on Friday, December 22nd. Ohio is now officially a fantasy-friendly state.

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DraftKings Begins Entry into Live Streaming Sports with EuroLeague Games

DraftKings is finally doing something we’ve been waiting for one of the big DFS sites to do for a long time now: begin live-streaming sports online. DraftKings announced last week that they are going to begin testing the live streaming waters by allowing all customers to stream select EuroLeague basketball games within the DraftKings mobile app. Continue reading

Daily Fantasy Sports Legalized in Connecticut via State Budget

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Last week, Connecticut became the latest state to formally legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports. Governor Dannel Malloy signed off on a budget last Tuesday that includes provisions to legalize daily fantasy sports and implement regulations over the industry. However, a few details concerning tribal gaming interests still need to be ironed out before the new regulations can take effect. Continue reading

Pennsylvania Gambling Bill to Formally Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

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Daily fantasy sports came one step closer to achieving official legal status in Pennsylvania today after the House voted in favor of sweeping gambling reform. The Pennsylvania Senate voted in favor of HB 271 last night and passed on to the house, which approved the bill earlier this morning. Now, the bill awaits the signature of Governor Tom Wolf. Continue reading