Betting on an NFL Game While at an NFL Game?

The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium — scheduled for completion in 2020 — sets up an interesting dynamic for gambling and the NFL. Namely, sports betting is legal in Nevada, while daily fantasy sports exists only in a limited fashion via the state’s existing gaming laws. Reporting from ESPN indicates that the state’s casinos and…

Amaya Gaming Changes Name & Moves Offices

Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming plans to rebrand and relocate to Toronto after posting better than expected results in the first quarter of 2017. Figures released Friday show Amaya’s revenue rising 10% year-on-year to US$317.3m in the first three months of 2017, while adjusted earnings shot up 22% to $151m and net earnings rose…

Could Fantasy Regulation Help US Sports Betting Reform?

No one has fully realized the potential that daily fantasy sports laws have opened up. Is that starting to change? So far, 12 states have passed laws that in some way legalize and/or regulate paid-entry fantasy sports. And more or are likely on the way. At the same time, there are several avenues for sports…

FanDuel Strikes Deal with WNBA

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the sister league of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in North America, has entered into a partnership with daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel. Under the deal, which represents FanDuel’s first agreement with a women’s professional sports league, the DFS brand will serve as the official one-day fantasy partner…

Fantasy Sports Moves Toward Regulation in Vermont

The Vermont legislature recently approved a bill that would make DFS legal while also regulating it. DFS regulation is just a part of S 136, which also contains consumer protections outside of the fantasy sports industry. Gov. Phil Scott must still sign the bill to become law. He could also veto it, or do nothing…