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Daily Fantasy Player Files Class Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel, DraftKings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 09 / 15

Adam Johnson, a daily fantasy sports customer in Kentucky, has "filed a lawsuit against DraftKings and FanDuel, accusing the companies of fraud because they failed to disclose that their employees had access to insider data the suit claims could help them ... win millions at the expense of regular c...

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N.J. Assembly Passes Sports Betting Bill

A New Jersey bill “intended to bolster the state’s years-long legal case to allow sports betting at casinos and horse racetracks is on its way” to Gov. Chris Christie, according to Matt Friedman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. The state Assembly voted 73-4 on Thursday to “pass a b ...

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NFL Giants Brief Team On Ebola

The NFL Giants, who play in Dallas on Sunday, have “taken steps to ensure that their players, staff and entire traveling party have been briefed on the deadly Ebola virus,” according to Bill Pennington of the N.Y. TIMES. Spurred by the NFL, which “distributed an informational lette ...

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Sports Betting Bill Losing Steam In Canada

A proposed law that would "open the door to Vegas-style sports gambling in Canada has run aground in the Senate, which has still not put it to a vote two years after the new law received all-party approval in the House of Commons," according to Sean Fine of the GLOBE & MAIL. The law would g ...

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Christie Green-Lights N.J. Sports Betting

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday "made an announcement that supporters predicted would provide a quick boost" to Atlantic City casinos, the "go-ahead for New Jersey’s racetracks and casinos to offer Las Vegas-style betting on sporting events such as the NFL and NBA," according to a fro ...

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Arena Availability Helps Cleveland Land '16 RNC

Cleveland yesterday was announced as the host of the '16 Republican National Convention, and it is believed that the "expected June availability of Quicken Loans Arena, which will host floor events for the convention, played a role" in Cleveland beating out Dallas for the event, according to a ...

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New Jersey Could Still Try Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday “declined to review the federal ban on sports betting, setting the stage for a showdown between the Department of Justice and state lawmakers bent on bringing the practice to New Jersey casinos and racetracks,” according to Reuben Kramer of the ATLANTIC C ...

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Obama Eager To Address Sports Controversies

For President Obama, the athletics realm “clearly is comfortable territory, even when he is asked about sensitive, sometimes racially charged topics,” according to Ben Wolfgang of the WASHINGTON TIMES. Obama last year “joined the growing chorus of critics” who said Redskins ...

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LeBron Steps To Forefront On Social Issues

Heat F LeBron James once “embodied the insular, tone-deaf modern superstar,” but now, he is “willing to speak out on social issues, displaying a level of engagement that celebrated athletes often avoid,” according to Billy Witz of the N.Y. TIMES. James and his teammates two y ...

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Obama Reshaping Image Through Sports

President Obama has a "newfound realism" that also has "given him a palpable sense of liberation," according to Budoff Brown & Epstein of POLITICO, who profile him under the header, "The Obama Paradox." Obama has become "more deliberate in finding ways to break out" as President. In a "departure ...

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White House Hosts Concussions Summit

President Obama on Thursday said that the culture of American sports "must shift to cope with the danger posed by concussions, even as he urged young players to stay on the field," according to Juliet Eilperin of the WASHINGTON POST. Obama, speaking at a White House summit on concussions in sports, ...

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