Originally Posted by a-friend
It sounds like the people who have invested in DFS are pretty powerful, probably loads more powerful than your Judges and Houses that could vote against DFS.
DFS could take a **** on Congress desk each morning, and still be here in the evening.
"Daily fantasy site DraftKings said this week it had received a $300 million investment from Fox Sports, Madison Square Garden and the national leagues of baseball, hockey and soccer. Its chief rival, FanDuel, pocketed $275 million earlier this month from NBC Sports, Time Warner's Turner Sports and other investors (including Google and Comcast)"http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/sports/football/draftkings-fanduel-fantasy-sports-games.html?_r=0
"The Patriots, owned by the Kraft family, an early investor in DraftKings, have built the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone in Gillette Stadium, the team’s home in Foxborough, Mass. The lounge on the main concourse looks like a Nevada sports book, with a high-tech sports bar and 37 high-definition televisions tuned to out-of-town games so fans can track their fantasy teams.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken the concept further in their alliance with FanDuel. This season at EverBank Field, the team opened FanDuelVille, a space where up to 3,000 fans can watch games, check fantasy football statistics, sip signature cocktails and dance to music spun by a disc jockey. Fans can win “premium hospitality experiences” and be voted “the mayor of FanDuelVille,” which entitles them to use one of the spa cabanas at the stadium. At the end of each Jaguars home game, FanDuelVille is turned into the FanDuel 5th Quarter, a postgame party."http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/draftkings-to-open-fantasy-lounges-at-att-stadium-gillette-stadium--arrowhead-stadium-to-kick-off-the-football-season-300133579.html
"BOSTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DraftKings, Inc., a leading skill-based daily fantasy sports destination, today announced the opening of DraftKings-branded fantasy sports lounges at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys; Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots; and Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. All of the facilities will open at the start of the football season.
With this announcement, DraftKings establishes exclusive multi-year partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.
"What better way to kick off football season than by partnering with the most recognizable, storied franchises in the league to create our newest fantasy lounges," said Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings. "Our lounges will give Patriots, Cowboys and Chiefs fans enhanced game-day experiences that will bring them closer to the action. We look forward to providing even more exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences for DraftKings users through these partnerships."
The DraftKings Fantasy Sports Lounge will be located at the field-level in AT&T Stadium and is the gateway to the field for opposing teams' players as they leave the locker room. DraftKings players will gain access and opportunity to cheer, and even high-five, NFL stars as they charge through the tunnel to take the field. The Lounge will also be open to select suite and club ticket members.
"DraftKings and the Cowboys share the same passion for football, sports and business, making this a natural partnership," said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President / Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Jerry Jones, Jr. "The daily segment of fantasy sports is exploding, with more fans joining every day. DraftKings has established itself as the pre-eminent service in daily fantasy sports. Their commitment to providing its customers with the best experience possible is unrivaled, which should be a tremendous benefit to our fans as they experience all DraftKings has to offer at the new fantasy lounge."
The DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone at Gillette Stadium, located on the main concourse in the south end zone, will feature a variety of menu options, a wide selection of beers and beverages curated by DraftKings, as well as an impressive array of HDTVs so fans can keep tabs on every NFL game and all of the day's NFL news and fantasy football action. The Fantasy Sports Zone will be open to the general public during all Patriots games.
"We love partnering with New England-based companies and are proud to be one of the first to pledge our support of DraftKings, a Boston-based startup that has quickly become a leader in the daily fantasy sports industry," said Murray Kohl, Patriots Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship Sales. "DraftKings is unrivaled in their ability to create games that complement the experience of a live game. Creating a specially-branded space at our stadium showcases our belief in the viability and longevity of daily fantasy sports. There is tremendous potential for collaboration, both now and in the future."
The DraftKings Fantasy Sports Penthouse provides spectacular views for all Kansas City Chiefs games and includes premium indoor seating, HDTVs and an all-inclusive food and beverage package with each ticket. Fans will be able to win access to this exclusive space through DraftKings contests throughout the season. The space is located on the press level of the stadium, which is shared with media, coaches and the visiting owner's suite.
"DraftKings and the Chiefs both have a vision for providing the best in engagement, entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for Kansas City fans," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "DraftKings has an intuitive sense of what sports fans want most, and we believe this partnership and their presentation of the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Penthouse furthers that mission in a meaningful way. Our partnership will create new opportunities to bring Chiefs fans closer to the team and players they love."
Today's news brings the total number of DraftKings-branded lounges at major sporting arenas to five. STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City will be home to lounges for fans attending games and events at both facilities, and will open this fall."Big players don't get much bigger than the teams/leagues themselves. On the other hand, I don't see any way that CFB is still offered next year. It honestly feels kinda weird that they are able to use the actual player names too considering the whole fallout from 2K & NCAA football.