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Daily Fantasy Sports Company DraftKings Buys StarStreet In Latest Major Acquisition

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 14

DraftKings Inc., a Boston-based daily fantasy sports company, has purchased local rival outfit StarStreet, the second acquisition this summer by DraftKings and the latest move in a period of marked growth for the company. The purchase of StarStreet follows a recent purchase of N.Y.-based DraftS...

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