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Fantasy Sports Brand DraftKings Faces New Challenge After Launching In U.K.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 08 / 16

As its industry "continues to tangle with U.S. policymakers," daily fantasy sports brand DraftKings made its "long-anticipated" int'l push with a launch Friday in the U.K., according to Philip Marcelo of the AP. The Boston-based company was granted a license by U.K. gambling regulators in Augus...

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