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Trouble Brewing for DraftKings and FanDuel

On October 23, 2015 By Joshua Sureck

In July, I commented on DraftKings: their nearly billion dollar valuation and the business’s legality under federal law. Since then, DraftKings, and it’s rival twin FanDuel, have continued to be greatly successful. With the start of the 2015 NFL season, sports fans are increasingly using their sites and profits are likely high.

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As Brad Roberts noted in his post earlier this month, if you have turned on TV in the past month you have heard about daily fantasy sports operators. With DraftKings being the one you have most likely heard of after the over 100 million dollars they have poured into advertising this year alone. Brad covered [...]

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If you are a casual sports fan and watch TV then more likely than not you have been bombarded by daily fantasy sport commercials. Fanduel and DraftKings, the two leading daily fantasy websites, have employed an impressive marketing push. This push is demonstrated in the seemingly endless non-stop overload of commercials advertising the fact that [...]

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Let’s Enjoy Fantasy Football…While We Can

On August 19, 2015 By Alneada Biggers

The onset of the NFL preseason means two very important things: (1) the 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us; and (2) football fans around the country are preparing for the fantasy football draft in hopes that their gridiron god prospects don’t turn out to be false prophets. With daily fantasy football goliaths such as [...]

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Recently I’ve been seeing the company Draft Kings adverting all over the place. Draft Kings is a fantasy sports website which lets users bet real money on fantasy teams. A recent television ad features young and exuberant Draft King users winning one million dollars. The ad was complete with a larger than life check [...]

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The New Online Gambling: Fantasy Sports

On October 17, 2014 By Zachary Altman

The year 2014 has seen an influx in a new market of fantasy sports–daily fantasy sports. The advertising slogan that has permeated the first few weeks of the NFL season: “You can win $56,000 playing fantasy football online!” These websites, led by Fanduel and DraftKings tap into the $70 Billion dollar fantasy football [...]

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When Fantasy Gets a Little Too Real

On September 2, 2011 By Alex Payne

If they haven’t already, a substantial portion of the U.S. population will complete their fantasy football drafts before the NFL regular season kicks off when the Saints take on the Packers.  Fantasy football attracts long-time fans and non-traditional fans alike by offering a new football experience, one where fans and observers have a more concrete [...]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law is pleased to present three more abstracts from its most recent issue, which was released in May of 2009. The first three abstracts can be found here. Below are the summaries for Patenting Games: Baker v. Selden Revisited, by Shubha Ghosh; Law and the Emotive Avatar, [...]

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Fantasy Sports Litigation: A Very Real Race to the Courthouse

On November 21, 2008 By JETLaw

In October 2007 the Eighth Circuit ruled that a fantasy baseball company has the First Amendment right to use baseball players’ names and statistics. This decision allowed the fantasy baseball company to use the players’ information without a license and without compensating the players. The court determined that although the [...]

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Free Fantasy Bass Fishing For All!

On June 20, 2008 By JETLaw

Fantasy baseball players aren’t the only ones celebrating the recent decision by the Supreme Court to deny cert and let stand the Eighth Circuit opinion in favor of CBC Distribution and Marketing, Inc. over Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). There are broad implications for the surging fantasy industry, which has [...]

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