As many as 12 million viewers will tune into the NFL combine at some point to watch draft prospects do nothing more exciting than run sprints and lift weights. Other than coaches, general managers and scouts, who makes time in the middle of the day to devote to projecting a kid’s future? The answer won’t surprise anybody with a fantasy football team. For them, the combine has become must-see TV.
Fantasy sports, is growing rapidly thanks to skyrocketing interest in fantasy sports and the growing number of broadband and mobile connections. Estimated to be a $1.4 billion market, the sector also benefits from growing advertising spending and an overall increase in sports viewership.
Fantasy has changed so much that traditional season-long leagues are no longer the only option. Daily fantasy sports are on a meteoric rise.
The recently held FSTA Summer Conference sponsored by Optimal Payments not only broke attendance records for the event – with over 250 attendees representing 130-plus companies – it also gave the association an opportunity to break some news of its own via the announcement of new participation figures as well as a series of guidelines that are designed to safeguard the integrity of the industry.
Contrary to popular belief, fantasy sports players do have a life that extends beyond the confines of their basements. And, yes, it goes even further than the well-worn path to the kitchen. We do get out occasionally. Sometimes we go all the way across the country … and meet up with other fantasy sports fanatics. […]
The dramatic growth of the fantasy sports industry in the last decade is no surprise, and industry researchers already have declared it among the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. Mobile devices will be among the reason why growth in fantasy sports will continue is strong growth through 2018.
Americans may be getting busier every year, but longer working hours and decreased leisure time are not expected to slow down the booming Fantasy Sports Services industry.
Most fantasies are designed to be an escape from reality. But in professional football, there’s no escape from fantasy. Even if you’re not among the more than 25 million Americans who select players and compare statistics for love or money, fantasy football is affecting the way you watch the sport.