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Oct 7th

Premature calls for DFS regulation

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When I began covering Daily Fantasy Sports two months ago, I effectively joined a choir criticizing key decisions made by and operational principles adopted by the two major providers of DFS, DraftKings and FanDuel. In the light of the ongoing media storm that both those companies now face, it may come as a surprise that […]

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Oct 6th

Beyond the skill gap – Making big edges work

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How do have the cake and eat it too? That is a question all people involved with player-vs-player skill games that feature a wagering element (such as online poker and daily fantasy sports) have to ask themselves. The more skill the more appealing the game is to competitively inclined hardcore players. The less skill the […]

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Sep 22nd

Is it possible to compete with DraftKings and FanDuel?

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This is of the most competently argued and insightful articles about the current state of Daily Fantasy Sports industry that I have ever read. It was written by Chicago Ventures Senior Associate and long-time Daily Fantasy Sports investor Ezra Galston – someone who clearly knows this space far better than I do. That’s why it’s […]

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Sep 11th

What makes Daily Fantasy Sports fun to play?

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My debut post about the DFS industry and how the challenges it faces are similar to poker’s ongoing struggles covered a lot of ground. In this next installment I’ll dig a bit deeper and share some thoughts on  the mechanics that actually make DFS fun to play – minus the obvious allure of being able to […]

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Sep 2nd

Will the DFS industry repeat online poker’s mistake?

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There was really ever one way I’d find myself involved with US Daily Fantasy Sports. My knowledge of American Football is on the level of knowing who Dan Marino is because of Pet Detective. I do watch every Superbowl, but it’s not always because of the crushing late broadcasting times over here in Europe that I […]

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