Fantasy Online Sports Betting DraftKings Advances

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 -
Fantasy Online Sports Betting DraftKings Advances

The situation regarding legal online betting in the USA seems to be getting more difficult to understand each day as the momentum behind the fantasy sports gambling gathers. It is illegal to bet on sports online or otherwise in all but a few US jurisdictions except if it’s a fantasy sports game.

Lawmakers in the States are looking at the trend and wondering whether there should be regulations that could control the activity. The traction gained by the operators of the activity is getting a great deal of attention with big enterprises such as Yahoo and Fox sports providing access to the fun.  The legality of daily fantasy sports is the same as that of season long fantasy sports. Federal Law and 45 of the 50 US States allow skill based gaming. Daily fantasy sports is a skill game and is not considered gambling.

DraftKings is ramping up its efforts to provide more outlets for the daily fantasy sports player. The firm has entered into partnerships with three more teams in the National Football League in the USA. DraftKings  already has signed deals with fifteen NFL teams with the New England Patriots, the Dallas Cowboys, and Kansas City Chiefs now being added to the growing list.

The DraftKings franchise will open branded fantasy sports lounges in all of the teams’ home stadiums. The Patriots’ Gillette Stadium and the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium and the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, will have the lounges open for the start of the 2015 NFL season on September 10.

Chief executive officer and co-founder of DraftKings, Jason Robins, commented,  “What better way to kick off the football season than by partnering with the most recognisable, storied franchises in the league to create our newest fantasy lounges.

“Our lounges will give Patriots, Cowboys and Chiefs fans enhanced game-day experiences that will bring them closer to the action.

“We look forward to providing even more exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences for DraftKings users through these partnerships.”




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