Oct

05

Modern Founding Of Rotisserie

A fantasy sport (also known less commonly as rotisserie or roto) is a type of game, often played using the Internet, where participants assemble imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a professional sport. These teams compete based on the statistical performance of those players in actual games. This performance is converted into points that are compiled and totaled according to a roster selected by each fantasy team’s manager. These point systems can be simple enough to be manually calculated by a “league commissioner” who coordinates and manages the overall league, or points can be compiled and calculated using computers tracking actual results of the professional sport. In fantasy sports, team owners draft, trade […]

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Oct

05

The Federal Government Is Yet To Pass Ruling On Daily Fantasy Sports

Suspicious Therefore, it is entirely up to the states to decide how they wish to regulate it. While states are the final authority, they do not know how to regulate it. Obviously, daily fantasy sports are a lot less like gambling but more close to full-on sports betting, which is legal only in Las Vegas. But it is a lot more like gambling than traditional betting, particularly because of the luck factor. So what steps should the state take? For a while, they did not do anything. But in October 2015, things changed. The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI started an investigation into FanDuel and DraftKings to determine whether […]

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Oct

05

Fantasy Sports Statistics

The fantasy sports industry is not short on cash, raking an annual revenue of $1.5 billion. Advertising is a major source of that revenue. It makes sense because advertising helps attract an audience. Collectively, both DraftKings and FanDuel spent 90% of their prize money just to attract players to the game. But players are not the only thing Fantasy Sports companies have got going on for them. Media outlets like Disney, Google, ESPN, and CBS are major corporate partners in the leagues. As far as investors go, they have the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB), who has invested about $300 million […]

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Oct

05

Adult Men Playing Fantasy Sports

Who gets to play? In North America alone, a total of 56 million are involved in the game. 18% of those players are teenagers. Adult men playing fantasy sports account for about 19% and 9% are women. Players are based on income levels. Players that earn more than $50,000 account for 16% of the players, while only 10% of players with lesser incomes participate in the game. The point being is that fantasy sports get people going. Actual vs. Fantasy Sports Real life or traditional sports usually occur over an entire season. For example, if you and your friends draft teams in September, then you would not be able to […]

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Oct

05

First things first, what are fantasy sports?

To understand the concept of fantasy sports, it is important to first understand plain-old fantasy sports, because they have been around for a longer time. A fantasy sport is a game where the participants assemble imaginary teams (it could be on paper, or using baseball or basketball cards) using real players from a different professional sports team. So, for a fantasy English Premier League team (soccer), you could have one defender from Aston Villa, a goalkeeper from Manchester United, and a mid-fielder from Liverpool FC, etc. Everyone else in your league does exactly the same thing, and then your teams compete against each other. So, how do you decide who […]

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Oct

05

Fantasy Sports. Have You Heard About It?

Fantasy sports. Have you heard about it? You might have, given its popularity. Millions of people play it every day. Though popular, there is always someone in your room or circle of friends who has no idea what it is or how it works. But what is it exactly? If you feel that it is an extension of real sporting events, then you are correct. More specifically, it goes somewhere along the lines of selecting virtual players, forming a team, participating in games, and then judging those players on how they are performing, both in the virtual arena and the real one. It started off as a simple game that […]

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Oct

05

Permanently Connected And Consuming Sport

Being permanently connected and consuming sport via different devices not only increases the overall aspect of virtual socialization, but also allows the leagues, clubs, media, sponsors and data providers to engage with fans in many different ways. Nevertheless, are fantasy sports games a fan engagement tool? The following points prove this hypothesis: Overall fanbase growth – The fact that fans can follow different sports/leagues/matches at the same time, and compete and interact with their friends, colleagues or random players from all around the globe, increases their overall interest in more sports, competitions and players, which is a very positive sign for the real-life leagues. Big data & stats optimization – It is […]

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Oct

05

Overview Of Different Platforms

The overall purpose of this table above is to provide an overview of different platforms, but obviously the presented overview does not attempt to rank the best platforms or most used platforms, nor does it include several platforms like FanDuel, DraftKings, or Dream11 that require an initial entry fee. If we compare this overview with the results of the pilot research regarding fantasy sports games, and considering that the majority of the replies (approx. 70%) came from Europe, the data below just confirms that football and Fantasy Premier League are dominating over there. Fan engagement tool Now, with a clear idea of what fantasy sports games are, it is important to return to the […]

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Oct

05

Brief data comparison

The fantasy sports games boom started with American football, but soon it hit different sports as well. What are the most popular fantasy sports nowadays? According to the website Wordatlas.com, football (soccer) has more than 4 billion fans around the globe, followed by cricket (2.5 billion) and field hockey (2 billion). Interestingly, basketball is seventh, baseball eighth, and both American football and ice hockey (two very common fantasy sports games) are not even in the top 10. The overview of the most popular fantasy sports is slightly different. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), on the other side of the Atlantic, the most famous fantasy sports are American football, […]

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Oct

05

The official definition of fantasy sports games

Origin & basics concepts of fantasy sports games The official definition of fantasy sports games has already been mentioned above, but if you are still wondering what this is all about, imagine a group of friends or random people that are competing within their own mini-league. The competition is based on selecting different real-life players from various teams and seeing how they perform and amass different stats like goals or assists and turning these stats into points. These real-life players can be transferred or exchanged and, in some sports (like Fantasy Premier League for example), even made captain to score double the points. The winner of each mini-league is the […]

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