Earlier this year, consumer advocates called on the NFL to put an end to its NFL Rush Fantasy competitions, which are only for pre-teens, but which offer significant prizes, ranging from video game consoles to trips to the Pro Bowl. While the NFL is apparently going to continue offering the kiddie fantasy football game, these groups say the league is making changes to address some of their concerns.
While daily fantasy sports [DFS] sites like FanDuel and DraftKings are in the spotlight over whether or not they violate state anti-gambling laws, those sites are intended only for adults. But the NFL also runs a fantasy football site that is targeted directly at youngsters, which some consumer advocates say is just prepping these kids for a life of wagering money on sports. [More]
If you’ve turned on a TV in the last month — and certainly if you’ve watched any live sports — you’ve no doubt been inundated with ads for both DraftKings and FanDuel, the two leading online fantasy sports leagues. But both companies are now having to publicly defend themselves as their industry deals with a scandal involving a DraftKings employee who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a week gambling on FanDuel. [More]
Of all the ways to fail at fantasy football, one little-known possibility is to use an avatar that Yahoo would consider “vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable,” such as a grandmother smoking marijuana. Yahoo banned a user who used such a picture in his fantasy football account, cutting him off not only from his roster but his email as well.
Jason takes part in a long-distance fantasy football league in which past winners of the championship trophy send the prize to the next season’s victor. Well, at least that used to be the routine until the most recent mailing of the prize did to the trophy what the Packers did to Jay Cutler.