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A fascinating first half of 2015, more to come

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 03 / 15

A s we enter the back end of 2015, here are the stories of the year that have stood out to me and why. > THE MONEY KEEPS POURING IN: Can you recall such a money rush as what is taking place between DraftKings and FanDuel? They continue t...

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