Fantasy sports

Fans tailgate outside Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
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September 06, 2019 - 12:26 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Doug Gottfred stopped to take a picture of his son, Owen, on their way to Soldier Field. Wearing a No. 29 Tarik Cohen jersey, Owen stood tall while his dad used the city skyline for a postcard-like backdrop. It was the first Chicago Bears game for Owen, who plays linebacker and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs drills with teammates Samaje Perine (32) and Darlin Kidsy Jr., (84) during the Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. The Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the Redskins’ NBA neighbors, the Washington Wizards. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established...
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New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, talks with quarterback Sam Darnold during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 01, 2019 - 5:22 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell firmly believes he made the right decision, refusing to second-guess missing a season while in a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Jets star running back is sorry about only one thing: for letting down the fantasy football owners who...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season. That’s just in the real world, though. In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA Most Valuable Player honors from DraftKings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season. That's just in the real world, though. In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, registering the most points over the 2018-19 season to claim NBA...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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January 03, 2019 - 12:34 pm
The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the multiyear deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement announced Thursday begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years, a person with...
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FILE- In this July 14, 2018 file photo, a patron places a bet at the FanDuel sports book in East Rutherford, N.J., on the first day the facility offered it. FanDuel has reached deals with the National Hockey League and its New Jersey Devils franchise for sports betting and fantasy sports play. In deals announced Monday, Nov. 5 the company has become a sports betting partner of the league, as well as its official daily fantasy sports partner. They are the latest in a series of affiliations between sports books and gambling companies, and professional sports leagues who once vigorously fought against legal sports betting in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 05, 2018 - 12:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble. The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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A sports jersey for Morris Bailey, left, the owner of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., and another for Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings, adorn a table at the offices of DraftKings, in New York, Friday, June 1, 2018. DraftKings and Resorts Casino tell The Associated Press they signed a deal Friday to offer sports betting in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 01, 2018 - 7:53 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the nation's largest daily fantasy sports companies is teaming up with an Atlantic City casino in the latest deal seeking to capitalize on the emerging legal sports betting market. DraftKings and Resorts Casino told The Associated Press they signed a deal Friday to...
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