How to Prep for Super Bowl LII

You may still be in a January funk, but it’s time to shake yourself out of it and start prepping for one of the biggest nights on the sporting calendar. It is, after all, less than a week until the most important game in American football kicks off. Yes, Super Bowl LII will be hitting our screens this Sunday and we’re here to tell you when, how and why you should tune in!

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New Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports Promotion

Here at DailyFantasyUK we’d like to wish you all a belated happy Christmas. You might have thought that you’d opened all your presents already, but Santa’s not the only one who’s brought you gifts this festive season!

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What State is the DFS Industry In?

The path trodden by Daily Fantasy Sports sites—both new and well-established—has been notoriously treacherous. This is particularly the case in the UK, where several of the big players—Mondogoal and FanDuel, for instance—have ceased trading.

The situation for DFS sites has not exactly been rosy in the US, either. With the ongoing question into the legality of DFS across several states, the thwarted merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, and multiple allegations of corruption, the odds have been stacked against DFS from the start.

Naturally, this can cause us honest Daily Fantasy Sports fans to worry. Will we be able to play DFS forever, or will it just be a flash in the pan, another failed entrant to the incredibly volatile gambling industry? Reports of DraftKings and FanDuel making huge losses did nothing to settle our nerves.

Surely things are on the up for Daily Fantasy Sports? In this article, we examine the current state of the DFS industry.

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BREAKING: FanDuel DraftKings Merger Cancelled

What we thought was going to be a DFS revolution—the merger of the two biggest sites in the game, FanDuel and DraftKings, has been abandoned. You might have heard about the difficulties that the two companies had encountered (we covered the story earlier in the week), but we didn’t think that it would be over this quickly!

Surely many DFS fans assumed that the colossal might of the two DFS giants would be enough to counter the opposition from the FTC? Apparently not! Read on to find out more…

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What’s Going On With the FanDuel and DraftKings Merger?

You might have heard about some massive news in the world of DFS that came about lately: the proposed merger of FanDuel and DraftKings. These two behemoths have been slogging it out in the DFS ring since they both came onto the scene in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Since then, it has looked as if DraftKings was taking the lead in the battle for DFS dominance—its new signups far outweighed those of FanDuel.

Yet, the financial figures tell a different story. In spite of DraftKings’s dominance, and its seeming ubiquity in the US, the company has actually lost huge amounts of money over the past few years. This could be a possible explanation for the merger between the two companies. But what would a merger mean for UK players, and which company would come out on top? Will it even go ahead? We’ve got your DFS fix at DailyFantasyUK.

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DraftKings Sets Its Sights on Germany

A few months ago, we reported on Malta’s decision to introduce a specific licence for daily fantasy sports. This meant more than just a licence for Malta—it provided international operators with an access point to the EU.

Now, we’re seeing one of the biggest impacts of that decision: DraftKings has gained a Maltese licence. Read on to find out more about how that impacts players across Europe—and in the UK.

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News Roundup: UK greenlights Yahoo DFS, Mondogoal stops cash contests, DFS industry may double by 2021

Big changes are occurring in the DFS world: from Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports getting the green light in the UK, to Mondogoal closing its doors on cash contests for players, there’s a lot going on!

Plus a recent report has suggested that the DFS industry may double by 2021. Want all the deets? Read on…

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News Roundup: FanDuel and DraftKings merging, Nevada to regulate eSports betting, Global Daily Fantasy Sports platform making headway

In this edition of DailyFantasyUK’s news roundup, the biggest story comes in the form of a merger between two particular daily fantasy operators you may recognise. Yep, the rumoured DraftKings FanDuel merger is definitely on the cards.

In other news, the state of Nevada has decided to regulate eSports betting—despite having previously rejected a similar idea for daily fantasy. Plus, the Global Daily Fantasy Sports platform is heading towards completion for the European market. Read on for the full details!

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News Roundup: FanDuel and DraftKings to pay NY $12m, Vulcun eSports company turns to streaming, Boom Fantasy app offers in-play predictions

Welcome to the DailyFantasyUK news roundup! The big story this fortnight has been the DraftKings FanDuel New York settlement. The State has charged the companies a whopping $12 million dollars.

In other news, ex-daily fantasy eSports company Vulcun have made a fresh start, in the video-streaming world, with their new Streamlabs product. Also, new daily fantasy sports app Boom Fantasy is promoting in-game predictions for fans. Read on to get the full scoop on these stories.

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News Roundup: AlphaDraft eSports site closes contests, Millionaire Maker brother cleared of collusion, DraftKings scraps NBA late swap

There has been a lot going on in the daily fantasy sports world in the last couple of weeks! From FanDuel’s eSports betting site AlphaDraft ceasing to run competitions, to DraftKings changing its late swap features, it seems the daily fantasy landscape is constantly changing.

Check out our news roundup to see which daily fantasy sports stories have been making the headlines.

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DraftKings investigating Millionaire Maker winner for collusion with brother

One of the biggest winners of a DraftKings Millionaire Maker contest is under investigation for possibly colluding with his brother on lineup data.

23-year-old Martin Crowley, who goes by ‘papagates‘ on DraftKings, came joint-first in game week 3’s NFL Millionaire Maker contest.

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Italian Daily Fantasy Game ‘Sportito’ Imported To The UK

One of Italy’s top daily fantasy sites is hoping to score in the UK market with its latest daily fantasy football product, Sportito.

This is exciting news for British daily fantasy fans, because we’ll have even more ways to play along with our favourite football teams and leagues.

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Companies Join Forces To Provide UK Market Ready-made DFS Platform

It seems like a lot more UK companies are going to start offering DFS gaming. Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. have signed a deal with NYX Digital Gaming to distribute their Daily Fantasy Sports product across the UK.

The creation and distribution of a Global Daily Fantasy Sports platform will mean lots of companies – from traditional sportsbooks to online casinos – can add DFS gaming to their site. Read more…

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FanDuel Adds Late Swap Feature to Daily Fantasy Football Contests

FanDuel fantasy football managers rejoice! There is now a FanDuel late swap feature.

The FanDuel late swap feature means you have more chances to choose starting players for your fantasy lineups. Starting players are your best choice when it comes to creating the most effective lineups. This is because they are definitely out on the field creating point opportunities.

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