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#41 DJ MC

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:04 PM

Apparently, some states (read as: the ones who've banned DFS) already have their own leagues going. So that should tell you a lot about this whole shakedown.

Not that these DFS leagues don't have their own shady practices, as evidenced by the whole "insider trading" scandal that's started this, but color me skeptical about the real motivation behind what's going on.

 

But all of it revolves around the original lie: that daily fantasy isn't gambling. States have the right to regulate gambling, and even run their own (like lotteries). So of course they are going to try and take control.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:11 PM

Apparently, some states (read as: the ones who've banned DFS) already have their own leagues going. So that should tell you a lot about this whole shakedown.


Not that these DFS leagues don't have their own shady practices, as evidenced by the whole "insider trading" scandal that's started this, but color me skeptical about the real motivation behind what's going on.

 
But all of it revolves around the original lie: that daily fantasy isn't gambling.

And they would have gotten away with it too, if it for you meddling kids and your stupid dog!

Seriously though, these assholes had a perfect thing going, complete with loophole and all, and they screwed it up.
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 08:28 AM

Have you guys heard about these new one week fantasy leagues?

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:12 AM

WaPo:  DraftKings, FanDuel FBI investigation could freeze daily fantasy players’ money for years

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:33 AM

ProFootballTalk: Congressman wants DFS companies to identify NFL personnel who play

 

Officially, NFL employees are allowed to participate in fantasy sports, although they have limits on the prizes they are allowed to collect.


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 02:52 PM

ESPNNCAA prohibits DraftKings, FanDuel from advertising during championships

 

Doesn't extend to the BCS Championship b/c it's not "run" by the NCAA.


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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

I hope they shut em down so we dont have to see the commercials and their name plastered on everything anymore.
These douches that you see in the commercials and that play 500 lineups in a tournament to steal most of the winnings will have to go back to actually working for a living. Im for it.
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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:38 PM

https://twitter.com/...184941343449088

 

Pierre Garcon filed a lawsuit (class-action on behalf of all NFL players) against FanDuel.

 

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:28 PM

Not the best way to ingratiate yourself with the fans Pierre.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:51 PM

Not the best way to ingratiate yourself with the fans Pierre.

 

Neither is getting fans' money stuck in accounts frozen by the federal government, but that hasn't stopped FanDuel.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:58 PM

Neither is getting fans' money stuck in accounts frozen by the federal government, but that hasn't stopped FanDuel.


That would be the govts fault

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:05 PM

That would be the govts fault

 

Usually breaking the law is the fault of the lawbreaker, though.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

Usually breaking the law is the fault of the lawbreaker, though.


They're not breaking the law. They got popular and now the govt needs to butt in as usual.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:24 PM

Any reason why it's just FanDuel?

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:04 AM

trying NBA for the first time on FanDuel, so far, so good. 

 

Still the most fun you can have for $5


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 05:53 PM

Any reason why it's just FanDuel?

 

DraftKings, which was not named as a defendant in the suit, has a licensing and marketing agreement with the NFL Player's Association while FanDuel does not, USA Today reported.

 

http://sports.yahoo....43779--nfl.html


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:48 PM

ESPN is reporting that the New York attorney general has ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop operations in that state, because it is illegal gambling. They also say this could affect 10% of the customers for each company.


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:53 AM

Here's a link from ESPN: N.Y. AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel are illegal gambling, not fantasy

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:41 AM

I've been blowing off the "fearmongering" type stuff, not buying into the hype, and keeping my millions (actually $725), in there, but this news is alarming for sure. 


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#60 Mackus

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:52 AM

I mean, it's clearly gambling.

 

We can all have differing opinions on whether or not gambling should be legal, I think it should be in all forms, but there is no sane argument that daily fantasy (or even season-long fantasy for money) is not gambling.


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