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#1 CouchCoach

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

Since FanDuel pulled out of Texas, I went to DK this season but now I am hearing that unless this bill gets passed, they're pulling out as well.  The merger doesn't take full effect in 2017, they will keep them separate.

 

I had read that the federal online gaming laws might be addressed but that was before this election.  One of the reasons some felt the ratings declined was the absence of fantasy players in states where the two major sites had pulled out.  Some feel that is one of the main reasons for the growth and bringing in fringe fans.

 

Anyone got anymore info than I have in this situation?  I gotta say, I am one of those fringe fans now and without DFS, I am done with the NFL.  The DFS is the only thing that has kept my interest this long and I like that a hell of a lot better than the game or the players.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:42 AM

Hey Coach!  I'm dumb as a box of rocks on the subject, but saw you'd started a thread.  I wanted to be polite and respond.  Hey Coach!



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:35 AM

Hey Coach!  I'm dumb as a box of rocks on the subject, but saw you'd started a thread.  I wanted to be polite and respond.  Hey Coach!

Hey Needy, you scamp. Politeness is next to Godliness.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:46 AM

Since FanDuel pulled out of Texas, I went to DK this season but now I am hearing that unless this bill gets passed, they're pulling out as well.  The merger doesn't take full effect in 2017, they will keep them separate.

 

I had read that the federal online gaming laws might be addressed but that was before this election.  One of the reasons some felt the ratings declined was the absence of fantasy players in states where the two major sites had pulled out.  Some feel that is one of the main reasons for the growth and bringing in fringe fans.

 

Anyone got anymore info than I have in this situation?  I gotta say, I am one of those fringe fans now and without DFS, I am done with the NFL.  The DFS is the only thing that has kept my interest this long and I like that a hell of a lot better than the game or the players.

 

I don't know the issue in Texas. It basically boils down to what type of gambling the state has. If it is strong, they will try to get the government to run dfs out of that state. Each state is different depending on which politician gets paid.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:02 AM

Stop Draft Kings and Fan Duel but let porn run rampant. Makes no sense to me. What happened to free commerce? If their headquarters is based in the U.S. let them be. I don't even play fantasy football but I still would love to have Draft Kings and Fan Duel up and running.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:22 PM

I don't know the issue in Texas. It basically boils down to what type of gambling the state has. If it is strong, they will try to get the government to run dfs out of that state. Each state is different depending on which politician gets paid.

The AG in Texas was the only one to threaten to go after the players for illegal gambling, not the sites.  With the Governor and AG in this state, it doesn't look good.

 

Same stupid people that let billions, yes with a b, go across the borders to LA and OK to gamble, losing any tax revenue.  In the three major casinos, Winstar, Choctaw and Harrah's in LA, 93-96% of the license plates are from TX every time the TV stations or newspapers do an expose on this.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:33 PM

Stop Draft Kings and Fan Duel but let porn run rampant. Makes no sense to me. What happened to free commerce? If their headquarters is based in the U.S. let them be. I don't even play fantasy football but I still would love to have Draft Kings and Fan Duel up and running.

I tell ya, OZ, saved my interest in the game.  I would still follow the Cowboys but beyond that, could care less if I can't gamble on it and increase interest.  I have to get into every game, including MNF, just to have a reason to watch.

 

The AG in MASS wrote new rules in order for DFS to stay there and they agreed and most states like the way she handled that.  The AG in TX is a moron and also under investigation so that may change.

 

I didn't realize the success these DFS have had on that "fringe audience" until I started reading about how it's really drawn women into the sport.  I was in the Fox and Hound, sports pub, several years back and it was packed with women, all watching TV's and cheering on their players.  It was wacky and I asked the bartender and he said it's like that every Sunday and they're more competitive than the men.  I can see why Booger and Snyder invested in both of the major DFS, which have since merged.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

The AG in Texas was the only one to threaten to go after the players for illegal gambling, not the sites.  With the Governor and AG in this state, it doesn't look good.

 

Same stupid people that let billions, yes with a b, go across the borders to LA and OK to gamble, losing any tax revenue.  In the three major casinos, Winstar, Choctaw and Harrah's in LA, 93-96% of the license plates are from TX every time the TV stations or newspapers do an expose on this.

 

One thing I have noticed. The states with animal racing(horses and/or dogs) seem to be the most adamant about dfs leaving. They are not a dying form of business, but they are eeking out a living. Animals have to be fed slot machines and dfs computers don't. Horse and dog tracks are located in Texas, and they seem to have good lawyers and connections in most states.

 

Most people are unaware, but dog racing is brought to a state to build a casino(racinos). They build the dogtrack because most states will allow that as opposed to the casino. Then after 5-10 years tax money flows in and politicians are ready to get on board with it. About that time, track presidents then proclaim they can't compete without slot machines. In order for that tax money to keep going, they need a casino license. Some states like Texas have resisted.....

 

What you have is the casinos in OK and LA paying off the politicians in Texas to keep the casinos out of Texas. Then you have the "racinos" paying off the politicians to get dfs out of the state. It is gambling "turf" being bought and fought over.

 

As a gambling alternative, you might want to try animals if you wanted to drive to a track. You cannot get better odds when you gamble or pari-mutual wager.  If you do want to give it a try, send me a PM, I can email you a spreadsheet that works good with harness and greyhounds.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:31 AM

The AG in Texas was the only one to threaten to go after the players for illegal gambling, not the sites.  With the Governor and AG in this state, it doesn't look good.

 

Same stupid people that let billions, yes with a b, go across the borders to LA and OK to gamble, losing any tax revenue.  In the three major casinos, Winstar, Choctaw and Harrah's in LA, 93-96% of the license plates are from TX every time the TV stations or newspapers do an expose on this.

Don't forget the express lane for executions in Texas.  Don't mess with Texas!  Oh and in LA, we got a new governor that's trying to figure out how to tax our shadows.  No head of household here.  



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:01 AM

Got an email today that DraftKings has called off the merger with FanDuel.  The FTC was all up in their business so they pulled the plug.  Since DK stayed and FD departed Texas, I am going to take that as a good sign.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:26 AM

Got an email today that DraftKings has called off the merger with FanDuel.  The FTC was all up in their business so they pulled the plug.  Since DK stayed and FD departed Texas, I am going to take that as a good sign.

I keep getting emails from DK  seems like they are going to be good to go in Texas


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