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26 Days to NYC: FSTA FAST FACT: The explosive growth of fantasy football.

Fantasy football is by far the most popular fantasy sport, and it continues to find new fans each year. Research by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association finds that the growth of fantasy football among players ages 12 and older has continued at a rapid pace in the past five years.

28 Days to NYC: The FSTA comes to the Big Apple

With Times Square as its backdrop, the 2015 Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s annual Summer Conference heads to New York City to help industry leaders gain further insight from each other and some of the top fantasy sports minds in America.

FanDuel Hires the Majority of Zynga’s Recently Discarded Sports Division

Nearly all of the 40-plus employees who spent the past year working on sports games at Zynga have found a new team – fantasy sports company FanDuel.

70% of Louisiana Residents Support Legalizing Fantasy Sports

A large majority of Louisianians (70 percent) support the full legalization of fantasy sports in the state, according to a poll conducted by international research firm Ipsos for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Member Meet Up Review

The first Fantasy Sports Trade Association Member Meetup on May 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago set the standard for future FSTA events around the country, combining blue skies, great camaraderie and a Chicago Cubs victory!

Yahoo: Daily Fantasy Sports The $1 Billion Call Option

Yahoo’s entry into the daily fantasy sports vertical is a natural extension of its fantasy sports business, which has traditionally hosted season-long fantasy games. Judging by the growth of FanDuels and DraftKings, each valued at $1b, it is expected that Yahoo’s fantasy sports to be as equally successful as the leading players, given YHOO’s longer operating history and user base.

Yahoo’s Planned Entry Into Daily Fantasy Sports Market Is Good News; Helps To Stop Oligopoly Pricing

Yahoo’s planned entry into the daily fantasy sports marketplace is good news for consumers in that it restores a third major player to the market. Daily fantasy sports participants have not seen true competition for market share since July 2014 when DraftKings, the market’s second largest player, acquired DraftStreet, the market’s then No. 3 player.

FantasyGol Announces the Launch of its New Pay-to-Play Fantasy Soccer Platform

FantasyGol today announced the launch of its new pay-to-play fantasy soccer (ftbol) platform that allows individuals to enter real money fantasy soccer contests to compete against each other in a daily fantasy sports format.

Editorial: Grant Fantasy Sports Legal Status

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee has under its consideration a bill that would define fantasy sports contests as activities based on skill rather than pure luck and make them legal in Kansas. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission now considers fantasy sports leagues illegal if they involve a buy-in fee and award cash […]

Meet the New FSTA Board Members

Each year, we bid farewell to board members who have completed their terms, and we welcome new directors who will lead FSTA through the coming years. To fill these open slots, we solicited nominations and opened elections up to members. The results from the elections are in and FSTA welcomes the following new directors