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Big Government Involvement In Fantasy Sports Needs To Change

Marty Robins | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Marty Robins

Strong support for the Libertarian approach of Govs. Johnson and Weld is found not just when the major party candidates open their mouths, but also in an unlikely place, namely ESPN. That's right, the sports people!

How To Effectively Trade In Your Fantasy League

Nicholas Mariano | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Nicholas Mariano

Trading is a very old practice. Offering X for Y and bartering is in our DNA, and can even be observed in animals. While we often write about how to have the best draft, which players to add and drop, and even who to trade for, we rarely get into how to be an effective trader.

The Legal Difficulties of Fantasy Sports

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.17.2016 | Sports
AJ Agrawal

Dozens of stories and controversial topics have strewn news channels and the Internet over the past year regarding fantasy sports. In most cases, fant...

Plenty of Action, Scant Progress at State Capitol

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Inside and outside the Illinois Statehouse this week there was a constant buzz of activity, though it's hard to tell whether all the action was eviden...

DraftKings And FanDuel Skip Out On Congressional Hearing Into Daily Fantasy Sports

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

Seven months after an “insider trading” scandal engulfed DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest companies in the growing daily fantasy sports mar...

State Attorney General Calls Fantasy Sports 'Illegal Gambling'

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 04.07.2016 | Sports

Fantasy sports contests constitute "illegal gambling" under Tennessee law, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery determined in an opinion handed down...

How to Use Advanced Stats to Win Your Fanatsy Baseball League

Alex Roberts | Posted 04.03.2016 | Sports
Alex Roberts

Advanced baseball stats, or sabermetrics, are an integral tool for fantasy baseball managers. You don't need multiple advanced degrees in applied mathematics to use advanced baseball stats effectively, and this article will be strict a "no math zone."

Virginia Just Became The First State To Regulate DraftKings And FanDuel

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 03.08.2016 | Sports

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday signed a sweeping package of regulations to govern daily fantasy sports operators, five months after an "i...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2016 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

How Are Fantasy Sports Like Our Fantasy Stock Markets?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

The difference is the stock market is a scam that has gone on for so long that no one dares to do anything about it. In reality, stock certificates are nothing more than another form of fiat currency that have been printed by our Corporate Masters which we, in turn, barter and trade for without putting any real thought into what they are actually worth.

Massachusetts Thinks Daily Fantasy Sports Needs Better Rules

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.19.2015 | Sports

Massachusetts would ban anyone under the age of 21 from participating in daily fantasy sports contests on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel under a se...

'The Daily Show' Bros Out With Some Fantasy Sports Brotestors

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday, after State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Nov. 10 ruling that banned fantasy sports companies from accepting bids from New Yor...

Fantasy Football Is Teaching Us To Dehumanize Players In Pain

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports

Le'Veon Bell. Jamaal Charles. Arian Foster. Keenan Allen. All four were top football players for their teams -- and for millions of fantasy football p...

How to Get More Young People Involved in Politics

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people

DraftKings Sues New York Attorney General Over Daily Fantasy Sports Ruling

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

DraftKings, the largest daily fantasy sports website, sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday, three days after he ruled the compan...

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violated...

New York AG Drops The Hammer On Daily Fantasy Sports Companies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports fans in New York state are about to face a harsh new reality. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered Draf...

NFL Lobbyist Opens The Door To New Position On Daily Fantasy Leagues

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- If the uncertain legal status of daily fantasy sports contests were to change, the NFL would re-evaluate its approach and acceptance of ...

How Chicago and Illinois Are Trying to Keep Up With Explosive Growth in Ride-Sharing, Fantasy Sports

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.30.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week Illinois saw some examples of technology moving faster than government's ability to define and regulate it. In Chicago, the city budget add...

Meteoric Rise of DraftKings, FanDuel Poses Challenges to Lawmakers

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's hard to believe, but the humble HLHL and thousands of other tiny leagues back then were the progenitors of what has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. I

New Self-Regulatory Body Will Oversee Daily Fantasy Sports Companies

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.27.2015 | Sports

Top daily fantasy sports companies have agreed to greater self-regulation amid a scandal that has called the industry's consumer protections and busin...

Deconstructing DFS: Separating the Game From the Gambling

Ron Shandler | Posted 10.19.2016 | Sports
Ron Shandler

The core issue: is fantasy sports a game of chance or a game of skill? The UIGEA definition says, Skill. The problem is that, when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS), a skill versus chance argument is a gross generalization of the issue.

FBI, Justice Department Investigating Daily Fantasy Sports Business Model

WSJ | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are probing whether the business model of daily fantasy sports operators violates ...

Why Fantasy Sports Makes 'Insider Trading' Legal

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 10.12.2016 | Sports
Amy Dardashtian

A recent Washington Post headline reads, "Insider-trading scandal rocks daily fantasy sports industry." There is one problem with that headline; there is no such thing as "insider trading" in fantasy sports. It is unregulated.

DraftKings, FanDuel Sued Over Fantasy Sports Scandal

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

The scandal that has engulfed the daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel could now head to federal court. A Kentucky man on Thursday filed a class...