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The State of the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry w/ Ron Shandler

"A Podcast To Be Named Later w/ Host Chris Mitchell

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"A Podcast To Be Named Later"

The State of Daily Fantasy Sports

Host Chris Mitchell @CJMitch73
Guest Ron Shandler

Today on "A Podcast To Be Named Later" Chris Mitchell and Ron Shandler discuss the status of the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry. I wrote an article in March for and I interviewed Ron Shandler for that article and for this Podcast. Today, we will discuss the changes that have happened in the DFS industry since my March article. We will also discuss the recent ESPN article by Don Van Natta Jr. where he discusses the "implosion" of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry and outlines a timeline of events leading up to the eventual shutting down of DFS in New York.  You can also find a link to this Podcast at MinorLeagueBall . com

I wrote an article that was published by on March 4, 2016 discussing the future of Daily Fantasy Sports. Don Van Natta Jr. recently wrote his own article about the "implosion" of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry. My article discussed a lot of the same issues as Van Natta's does. My article was a detailed look at how the DFS industry grew and where it stood in March as legal issues mounted and confidence swooned amongst players and critics. Van Natta's article is more of a criticism of the industry leaders and an analysis of where the industry stands now, in August of 2016. He focused on the beginnings of the two industry leaders, Fan Duel and DraftKings, their CEO's personal squabbles, their hubris and the arrogance that caused their potential "implosion."

Here are links to BOTH of the written articles and to BOTH Podcasts (2/5/2016 and 8/31/2016) that I discussed the State of the DFS Industry with Ron Shandler.

The 1st DFS Podcast w/ Ron Shandler (2-15-2016)

The 2nd DFS Podcast w/ Ron Shandler (8-31-2016)


* Intro:
--> Daily Fantasy Sports

* News & Notes: Daily Fantasy Sports w/ Ron Shandler


--> What are the details and what does the recent settlement mean for the DFS industry?
--> Is DFS reliant on Fantasy Football?
--> Is it reliant on New York making DFS legal or can it survive without it?
--> Is the current business model economically viable with the Tax part of the recent settlement in New York?
--> With some of the recommended regulations, What is the future of Large jackpot contests and can the companies survive without them?
--> Whales vs. Fish - is Daily Fantasy Sports ethical?
--> Were DraftKngs and Fan Duel behaving ethically towards their consumers before the recent legal challenges and the potential legislation?
--> Where is the DFS industry as we sit now?
--> What was the impact of the advertising onslaught of Football season 2015 by Fan Duel and DraftKings?
--> What changes are being made and are they meaningful?

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