DraftKings & FanDuel: Fantasy Sports Merger Issues

Players have been anticipating the rumored merger between fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel for many months.

Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission may throw a wrench into the deal.

Also, there is fantasy news from Germany.

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