What You Need To Know About #Draftkings & #Fanduel

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TELL LAWMAKERS YOU SUPPORT FANTASY SPORTS!

Every year 50 million Americans play fantasy sports. I am one of them. For millions of Americans like me, fantasy sports has become an important way of life. It’s about the community, the competition, and the love of the game. Ask anyone who plays and they’ll tell you the same thing: they do this because they love it. I personally oppose any measure that would move to take away that experience by restricting paid fantasy sports. And to anyone looking to end this game I say: Let us play!

Go to FantasySportsForAll.com. I encourage you to go there now:

The site fulfills two key goals:

  1. Collect petition signatures from fantasy players, affirming their right to play fantasy sports the way they want.
  2. Make it simple for fantasy players to contact the appropriate people in their states to assist with grassroots campaigns.

Here is what we are asking you to do to support our industry:

  1. Inform everyone who enjoys fantasy sports about the FantasySportsForAll.com web site, so they can add their names to the petition and contact lawmakers.
  2. Get the word out using email, tweets, and Facebook posts. Sample text is below.

Again, the FantasySportsTradeAssociation’s initiatives will only be as successful as the support you provide. The entire industry is depending on your efforts to get the word out.

In this pivotal moment, please help give us all a voice to make sure that fantasy sports remain for all.

How You Can Help

EXAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS
Add your name to protect fantasy sports across the country—sign this petition to protect #FantasyForAll today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t

Across the country, the fantasy community is teaming up to protect the game we love. Add your name to protect #FantasyForAll today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t

EXAMPLE TWEETS
Say you’re on our team—add your name to this #FantasyForAll petition to protect fantasy sports today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t 

Retweet to spread the word—add your name to this #FantasyForAll petition to protect fantasy sports now: http://bit.ly/1knd15t

Take action—protect the game we all love. Sign this #FantasyForAll petition today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t

Join us in protecting #FantasyForAll—sign this petition today to say you stand with the fantasy community: http://bit.ly/1knd15t

Stand with fantasy sports—add your name to this #FantasyForAll petition today: http://bit.ly/1knd15t


1. NY Attorney General Tells DraftKings & FanDuel…

DraftKings and FanDuel were ordered to stop accepting bets in New York as the attorney general said their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.

Source: Attorney General Tells DraftKings and FanDuel to Stop Taking Entries in New York – The New York Times


2. New York jumps On the DFS Bashing Bandwagon

One month after launching an investigation into daily fantasy sports behemoths FanDuel and DraftKings, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has now ordered the industry leaders to cease operations in the Empire State.

Source: New York Jumps On the Daily Fantasy Sports Bashing Bandwagon 


3. Which Sate Might Consider DFS Regulation Next?

Daily fantasy sports regulatory bills have been introduced in several states. Which ones are likely to be next to consider a DFS bill?

Source: Which States Might Consider DFS Regulation Next?


SKILL OR CHANCE? NEW JERSEY COULD INFLUENCE FANTASY SPORTS

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

Nov. 9, 2015 2:00 PM ET

(AP) — Making a case they hope will resonate with states across the nation, representatives of the fantasy sports industry told New Jersey lawmakers Monday that regulators should not treat them the same way as casinos because success in their industry relies more on skill than on chance.

Their testimony to an Assembly committee was clearly aimed beyond the confines of the state: New Jersey’s gambling regulations are considered the strictest in the nation, and a favorable determination could clear the way for daily fantasy sports in much of the rest of the country as regulators look to New Jersey for guidance……(continue reading)

Source: Skill or chance? New Jersey could influence fantasy sports


5. Did You Pinball Was Illegal in NYC For Over 30yrs?

It’s kind of unbelievable to think about it now, but it’s true: America went through a period between 1940s and the 1970s when pinball was banned in many of its biggest cities.

Source: Did You Know Pinball Was Illegal In NYC For Over 30 Years?: Gothamist


6. Actual New York Corruption:

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Resigns Amid Corruption Charges

Reuters | Daniel Wiessner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
May 11 (Reuters) – New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Monday said he would resign his leadership post a week after being charged i…

Hit the DiRT!

Rivulets of Gravy

Her name is Lacey Noonan and she is responsible for such literary classics as: I do not care if my best friends mom is a sasquatch, she’s hot and I’m taking a shower with her, and shipwrecked on the island of the she gods.  Why is she relevant? Well she just completed her masterpiece: A Gronking to Remember, an erotic ode to the franken-tight-end of the Patriots.  This 38 page novella(?) – really 38 pages?! –is about one woman’s battle to stay faithful to her husband while lusting after Gronk – with several in depth fantasies – one of course on the football field.  38 pages seems kinda quick to get all that mommy-porn-nonsense accomplished, maybe Lacey needs a Cialis to prolong her mouse-clicking-daydreams.  How much does a 38 page book cost? Is it a book, a pamphlet or an e-reader? Could you read it on your kindle?  If you fancy a go, here is how Lacey described how moved she was after she witnessed Gronk spike the ball after scoring: “It jettisoned jiggling ribbons of electric jelly through my body and melted my knees like two pads of margarine.”  Seems simple enough – reminds me of this classic.


 Swipe Right Night

The best team in the East is your Atlanta Hawks and for their upcoming game against the Griz of Memphis they are holding a Tinder night, (what if you have a windows phone?).  So do you bring a date from Tinder? A wingman, or wingwoman? Is this a league-sanctioned digital hook-up? If you get an STD do you get a free popcorn at the next game with proof of prescription?  Is there a designated shag-station for emergency swiped-righted-ness?  It’s interesting enough to know that an idea so profound as pimping out your audience to other audience members hasn’t caught on more – keep an eye on your spouse or significant other and how many TRIPS they make to the CONCESSION stand.  Combine that with $1 hot-dog night and it’s Caligula.


 NBA Fever catch it

So a trade with Cleveland, New York and OKC happened.

CAVALIERS get: J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert from New York and a future-first-round-pick from OKC

KNICKS get: Alex Kirk, Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas and a future-second-round-pick from Cleveland

THUNDER get: Dion Waiters

For Cleveland you have to wonder what it is they are thinking, adding JR Smith is like adding Mentos to Diet Coke.  Would J.R., have made any more of a difference in your recent loss to Philly?

For New York this reeks of a salary dump to give them more flexibility to get…who exactly…who wants to be in this dumpster-fire?  Soon enough the Zen-Maestro has got to pack it up and go back to the west coast, because this not gonna end well.  Unless you believe in Alex Kirk…?!?  #NBAsWorstTeam.

For OKC this is a big win that pairs a good player with Westbrook and Durant to make them deeper offensively.  Maybe they won’t lose by 20+ again to Golden State.


OREGON and Ohio ST nat’l champ uni’s – looks like another omen as the last time the Ducks forgot to wear green or yellow on their uniform, they lost – when they wore the black and pink uni’s against the Wildcats.

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 Just like we drew it up

Leonard Hamilton, head-ball-coach for the Seminoles, said that this past week.  So, FSU and Florida are tied at 63 after FU scored 5 straight buckets – technically the last 7 – with 8 seconds remaining.  FSU with 3 seconds left inbound the ball and shoot a 3 – why? – and then this happened.


I love LA

Click for Stan Kroenke’s favorite video

So the owner of the St.Louis Rams purchased some land in LA and negotiated with another group to build a stadium in Los Angeles.  The Rams who were in LA from 1946-1994 are now most likely going back to Hollywood – your move Oakland.  Start printing up the t-shirts and selling the naming rights now – LA Rams are back – 2016!


Epiphany

Today is the start of Carnival or Mardi Gras season, and although Mardi Gras is not until February 17th, 2015 – today ‘tis the season that begins.  What is Epiphany? It is the celebrated observance of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the visit of the Magi (the representation of the non-jewish people), all of Jesus’ childhood events including his baptism and the Miracle at the Wedding of Cana – so kind of a big deal.  It is also known as “Twelfth Night”, and is where the 12 days of Christmas comes from.  The season is celebrated in different forms all around the world and in this country like; in Manitou Springs, CO where they have the Great Fruitcake Tossironic since it is a traditional Christmas bread in English-speaking countries.

However, most of us are familiar with the events that lead up to Mardi Gras and the importance of New Orleansdid you know that more than 6,000 vessels move through New Orleans annually along the Mississippi river, making it the busiest waterway in the world and integral to the nations economy.  So what’s up with thatMardi Gras style?  Well King Louis XIV sent the LeMoyne brothers to defend France’s claim on the territory of Louisiane (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana) – on March 2, 1699 (Lundi Gras) they entered the mouth of the Mississippi River – 60 miles downriver – where New Orleans is today – they made camp on March 3, 1699 (Mardi Gras) – in honor of that spot they named it Point du Mardi Gras – in 1703 the first organized celebration occurred in Mobile – Several traditions, parties, and Territory Capital movements later we have what we have today.  So, Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll), suck some heads, throw some beads, find the baby and live it up before Ash Wednesday when you must repent…sinner.

Here is the parade schedule and be a voyeur here.