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How Are Fantasy Sports Like Our Fantasy Stock Markets?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 s...

'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 11.14.2015 | 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 compa...

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 violate...

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 10.30.2015 | 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 10.29.2015 | 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 busi...

Deconstructing DFS: Separating the Game From the Gambling

Ron Shandler | Posted 10.19.2015 | 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 10.12.2015 | 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...

DraftKings Scandal Means Fewer Horrible DraftKings-Sponsored Ads

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

Some good news: ESPN is temporarily removing a lot (if not all) of that annoying sponsored content for DraftKings following a scandal that's moved me...

Congress Is Waking Up To The Unregulated World Of Fantasy Sports

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other lawmakers called for increased federal examination of daily fantasy sports Tuesday...

Insider Trading Scandal Rocks Multimillion Dollar Fantasy Sports Industry

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

An early release of lineup information in a DraftKings contest is raising questions about the transparency of the burgeoning daily fantasy i...

Internet of Things in Sports

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports
Beverly Macy

By 2020 the Internet of Things is on target to be a trillion dollar industry with approximately 26 billion objects set to be linked together on the Internet. This trend will literally affect everyone's daily life and most industries and businesses.

Here's The Difference Between Daily Fantasy Sports and Illegal Sports Betting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

While sports gambling remains illegal in the United States, the lucrative market of daily fantasy betting is thriving. Despite lawmakers' ca...

Fantasy Football Owners Are Freaking Out Over Hurricane Joaquin

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.01.2015 | Sports

Hurricane Joaquin will make its way up the East Coast this weekend, threatening homes, businesses and even fantasy football lineups.  The N...

Playing Football Was Never My Fantasy

Jeffrey Dwoskin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Jeffrey Dwoskin

When you are done gawking over the literal beating I gave my opponent in the first week of Fantasy Football, it is important to know I came from humble beginnings. I grew up in the pre-cable era. My house had one television and very limited channels.

Ben Walsh

ESPN Failed To Disclose Commentator's Relationship With Cash-Prize Fantasy Site | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports

ESPN failed to disclose an endorsement deal between its lead soccer analyst, Taylor Twellman, and cash-prize fantasy sports company Draft Kings, the n...

How Fantasy Baseball Can Grow Beyond the Diehards

Ron Shandler | Posted 05.30.2015 | Sports
Ron Shandler

When fantasy football players think about making the leap to baseball, there is one common response: "Oh. My. God. I have to do this for 162 games?" They conclude that fantasy baseball is for diehards only and then they go find something else to do.