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DFS: The Growth of Daily Fantasy Sports Into A $4 Billion Industry


By Richard Luck

Fanduel. DraftKings. It is everywhere, with no signs of slowing down. Love it or hate it, daily fantasy sports is here to stay, with no signs of slowing down.

Ever since daily fantasy sports or DFS seemingly exploded onto the American sports scene overnight, more than one million Americans have obsessed over the seemingly-nonstop phenomenon that is the proverbial adrenaline rush of winning big money daily.

Is it gambling, is it legal?

Those questions have all been asked to the point of insider trading, lawsuits, FBI investigations and bringing Congress into it and having the discussion of it being designated as legalized gambling in a variety of states.

We all have a friend, relative, casual acquaintance or work colleague that is playing daily fantasy sports on his or her mobile device as we speak, yet what we don’t know is that DFS as we know it today has been around a lot longer than you think.

Below in an infographic is the history of how what we once knew as simple fantasy sports—and now know as daily fantasy sports—has morphed into a $4 billion business. And if you are looking for sportsbooks for Super Bowl betting, we’ve got you covered there as well.

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