- On Thursday, DraftKings will appear before Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Brian A. Davis to assert a breach of contract claim against its two payment processors, Optimal Payments and Vantiv. DraftKings seeks to enjoin both processors from blocking credit card transactions by New York DFS players.
- Former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan (NV) – who drafted the UIGEA fantasy sports exception – recently told Gambling Compliance he does not remember introducing the exception and “wish(es) it did not exist.”
- ESPN reported on the cautious stance many small DFS operators have taken by withdrawing from litigious U.S. markets.
- Over the weekend, a Boston Globe article discussed how the arguments advanced by DraftKings and FanDuel attorneys before the NY Supreme Court conflict with messaging in their ads. The article also raised questions regarding whether DFS ads violate FTC truth-in-advertising standards.
Blog Goodwin Gaming December 01, 2015