Fantasy sports

NEW DELHI: The online gaming industry on Monday urged the government to set up a self-regulatory body to standardise regulations for the entire online skill gaming sector and not just the fantasy sports industry.

PTI quotes the Online Rummy Federation (TORF), in a statement, arguing that like fantasy sports, India's skill gaming industry suffers from the same byzantine set of state-by-state laws and regulations.

"There is an equal, if not a larger need, to regulate the broader skill gaming industry," it stated.

Nov 18, 2020 18:11
MUMBAI: The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League will be titled My11Circle LPL after the fantasy sports platform secured naming rights for the Twenty20 tournament that has faced multiple kick-off date delays.
Jul 13, 2020 17:07
MUMBAI: The Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports (FIFS), India’s first & only self-regulatory industry body for Fantasy Sports (FS), Monday unveiled the findings of a report  titled ‘Business of Fantasy Sports’ in collaboration with KPMG, at its flagship event FIFS Game Plan 2020.
Feb 08, 2020 16:02
MUMBAI: Indian social media startup ShareChat, which last August raised $100 million in a financing round led by Twitter, has developed a fantasy sports app and has been quietly testing it for six months, TechCrunch reports. ShareChat’s fantasy sports app, called Jeet11, allows betting on cricket and football matches and has already amassed more than 120,000 registered users, according to the website.
Sep 25, 2019 15:09
NEW DELHI: Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has acquired a stake in India-facing fantasy sports operator Nostragamus for a reported seven-figure sum, its second major investment in fantasy sports. Vereeni acquired a majority stake in Australian operator Moneyball in March.
Jun 06, 2019 18:06
NEW DELHI: The India Today Group, a leading Indian print and electronic media network, announced Tuesday it had launched a fantasy sports portal ‘Aaj Tak 11’ at the Salaam Cricket 2019 summit held at the Lord’s Cricket ground in London.
Apr 18, 2019 15:04
BENGALURU:  Fantasy sports platform StarPick announced Wednsday that it is withdrawing its membership from Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) with immediate effect.
Mar 06, 2019 14:03
MUMBAI: India’s first self-regulatory governing body for the gaming industry, the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) and financial services KPMG have teamed up for creating a research report titled ‘The Evolving Landscape of Sports Gaming in India’ that was launched at the GamePlan 2019 event in the city on Monday.
Dec 03, 2018 15:12
CHENNAI: Draftstars, one of Australia's most recognised fantasy sports platforms, has been launched in one of the fastest growing fantasy sports markets in the world. Draftstars India drew 2300 registrations in its first week of operation, with tens of thousands of rupees being paid out in its initial few days. It marks the first time the pay-to-play fantasy sports platform has expanded outside of Australia.
Jun 14, 2018 17:06
MUMBAI: With Indian fan frenzy peaking for the FIFA World Cup, Team India team captain Sunil Chhetri was on Wednesday named brand ambassador of online fantasy sports platform StarPick.
Apr 21, 2018 17:04
NEW YORK: Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have begun discussions to divest their respective stakes in fantasy sports platforms, DraftKings and FanDuel, according to a ESPN report.  But both the leagues are keen to remain partners with the platforms though.