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Are Fantasy Sports Really Gambling? - Issue 44: Luck

Nautilus

Early one Saturday morning in Las Vegas, I sat down at a Texas Hold'em poker table with seven or eight other men, all middle-aged. Being 30 at the time, I was the youngest player by about a decade. A couple of them were wearing Hawaiian shirts. It was too early for drinking, but one or two guys puffed on cigarettes as the cards were dealt. The buy-in was $75, far more than I'd ever paid for a poker game. I played in a regular poker game in New York City, and I was feeling good about my abilities. I decided to use a conservative strategy to extend my time on the table: Only stay in a hand when I have cards worth playing.


Are Fantasy Sports Really Gambling? - Issue 39: Sport

Nautilus

Early one Saturday morning in Las Vegas, I sat down at a Texas Hold'em poker table with seven or eight other men, all middle-aged. Being 30 at the time, I was the youngest player by about a decade. A couple of them were wearing Hawaiian shirts. It was too early for drinking, but one or two guys puffed on cigarettes as the cards were dealt. The buy-in was 75, far more than I'd ever paid for a poker game. I played in a regular poker game in New York City, and I was feeling good about my abilities. I decided to use a conservative strategy to extend my time on the table: Only stay in a hand when I have cards worth playing.


QPL - Go Corona Gone vs Sanitized Strangers Fantasy Preview Read Scoops

#artificialintelligence

Read Scoops presented the Quarantine Premier League T20 tournament, an exclusive e-sports event that was created for fantasy players across India when there's no real cricket taking place during the coronavirus pandemic. How it works is we live stream the QPL T20 league wherein an AI vs AI contest takes place between six COVID-19 teams created for this league! It's a PlayStation 4 stream and considering there isn't sporting action, we hope some of the fantasy league websites decide to add in the Quarantine Premier League to their platforms. We've picked less all-rounders and made this team a batting heavy as well as specialized bowlers one, with Alex Hales leading the side and he will open the innings along with Australia's Aaron Finch. Since both are AI operated, we can't tell who will end up with a better score, but we know that both are highly talented batsmen.


DraftKings and FanDuel's group features make daily fantasy more social

Engadget

Starting today, DraftKings' Leagues will offer that functionality for its customers. Leagues function as private groups in which users can invite friends for weekly NFL games instead of the daily fantasy commitment. For example, if you wanted to set up a contest for a specific week of the season, you could do so without having to play through all of the NFL slate. And if pro football isn't really your thing, DraftKings Leagues are open to other sports as well (10 total), including MMA and League of Legends, and you can have contests in different sports among members of the same group. Where DraftKings begins to venture further into the realm of season-long fantasy is its new leaderboards.


How The Practice Of Fantasy Sports Law Has Transformed Into Administrative Law

Forbes - Tech

The practice of fantasy sports law is becoming increasingly regulatory in nature. When I first started consulting for fantasy sports businesses more than a decade ago, Montana was the only state in the country to administratively regulate fantasy sports. For the most part, the practice of fantasy sports law entailed interpreting how state common laws would interpret the legality of particular fantasy sports games. This involved seeking to ensure that clients' fantasy sports contests involved the requisite level of skill to chance to comply with state common law. Today, however, the practice of fantasy sports law has changed dramatically.