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Boston’s DraftKings Partners With NFL On Daily Fantasy Sports

The National Football League is making DraftKings its first “official daily fantasy partner,” moving the Boston-based company a step closer to one of the most coveted brands in the fantasy sports industry. The NFL, being both the largest professional sports league in the country and the sport that’s most popular among daily fantasy players, is […]

Rise of fantasy football played big part in league’s growth

An Oakland Raiders minority owner and two newspaper men cooked up the rules for the first version of fantasy football during a road trip in 1962. The Raiders went 1-13 that season, and the game provided a welcome distraction to the men. It took 40 more years, but once fantasy football finally emerged as a […]

You Can Now Host Your Live Fantasy Football Draft At Saratoga Race Course’s 1863 Club

Saratoga Springs is definitely a horse town—but you could easily add “football” to that now. Fantasy football, that is. The New York Racing Association’s (NYRA’s) Saratoga Race Course, which closes its gates on Monday, September 2, will now be a prime location for live fantasy football drafts. (The National Football League’s first game takes place […]

Crossover Between Fantasy Sports Players and Sports Wagerers at Highest Level Ever

Exclusive study also takes deep dive into participants’ brand consumption – over-indexing is off the charts – and offers first-ever look at impact of legalized sports betting in New Jersey NEW YORK – Research conducted by Ipsos for the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) reveals that the crossover between fantasy sports players and sports […]

Research details heavy crossover between fantasy sports, wagering

New research commissioned and released by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association has found a sizable and growing crossover among North American fantasy sports players and activity in legalized sports wagering. The FSGA, the US-based trade group representing fantasy sports and legalized wagering companies, and longtime research partner Ipsos found that 61 per cent of […]

Lawr Michaels Elected to Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame

Induction ceremony to take place June 28 at Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association’s summer conference in New York City The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame Committee has selected Lawr Michaels as its 2019 inductee to the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame. Michaels, who began his fantasy sports writing career in the early 1990s […]

Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association officially launches

MADISON, Wis. – The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) has officially broadened its scope and changed its name to the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA). The move comes in response to a mandate from its membership to expand the association’s focus to include sports gaming as well as embrace the rapid legal and technological […]

FANTASY SPORTS TRADE ASSOCIATION AND FANDUEL PARTNER WITH MATTER TO BRING PURPOSE TO INDUSTRY

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MATTER announced today an exciting collaboration with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), along with sponsors FanDuel and cause marketing pioneer Lou Raiola, to bring purpose and engagement to the fantasy sports industry. At the recent Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) Winter Conference, held in Tampa Bay, […]

NASCAR DRIVES MILLENNIAL VIEWERSHIP THROUGH FANTASY SPORTS

We’ve all been there. A friend hosts a watch party for the big game, putting out a tasty spread and rustling up extra seats in front of the TV. And yet, once the action begins, everyone is glued to their phones, playing fantasy games. If you uttered the terms millennials and fantasy sports in the […]

FSTA to expand and embrace changes

Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) has decided to expand further and embrace more changes. FSTA has announced at its Winter Conference that it is welcoming the legal and technological changes happening in the industry and it is planning bring in sports gaming into its ambit. The organisation will change its name to Fantasy Sports & […]