online fantasy sports

NEW DELHI: Online fantasy sports platforms (OFSPs) are a novel tool for engaging sports fans, according to “Building a Sporting Culture in India through Online Fantasy Sports”, a report published Friday by Koan Advisory Group, a New Delhi based consulting firm. 

The report is based on findings from an online survey of approximately 7,300 OFSP users from 29 states/UTs across India about their experience of participating in online fantasy sports contests and its impact on their engagement with sports. 

Dec 10, 2020 15:12
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said online fantasy sports is revolutionising sports by bringing fans closer to their favourite games. Rijiju's comments, coming close on the heels of similar arguments made by government think tank Niti Aayog, indicates that the Centre has got fully behind the premise that the online fantasy sports industry "is fuelling sports consumption". 
May 31, 2019 20:05
LONDON: Sportito, one of Europe's most recognised fantasy sports platforms, has been launched in one of the fastest growing fantasy sports markets in the world. Sportito India attracted more than 500 registrations in its first 2 hours of operation, thanks to the fantasy contest on the ICC Cricket World Cup that kicked off Thursday.
Apr 09, 2019 11:04
MUMBAI: Dream11, India’s biggest fantasy sports platform, Tuesday announced the completion of a secondary investment by Hong Kong and London-based Steadview Capital, an Asia-focused alternative asset manager. This investment marks Dream11’s entry into the unicorn club as the first Indian gaming company to achieve this milestone.
Mar 19, 2019 18:03
MUMBAI: Online daily fantasy sports startup HalaPlay has secured Rs 400 million in the funding round led by the Nazara Technologies and Delta Corp India. The company has been looking out for the different opportunities in the interactive sports verticals and has also invested in the likes of Mastermind Sports Limited and Moonglabs Technologies.
May 24, 2018 11:05
LONDON: Gambling firm Paddy Power Betfair plc announced Wednesday a definitive agreement to combine its US business (Betfair US) with FanDuel, a leading US daily fantasy sports operator. The move follows a ruling by the US Supreme Court earlier this month overturning a 1992 legislation that banned sports betting in most American states.
Apr 21, 2018 15:04
MUMBAI: The world’s largest investment corporation, China-headquartered Tencent is looking at investing in Dream11, India’s biggest fantasy sports platform, as per a report in the Economic Times. As per the news report, if the deal goes through, Tencent will invest around Rs 6.57 billion ($100 million) in Dream11 for a pre-money valuation of $400-$450 million. 
Mar 28, 2018 14:03
BENGALURU: UK-based StarPick Limited has entered the online fantasy sports arena in this market with the launch of StarPick India. Co-founded by Ulf Ekberg, Trigam Mukherjee and Rohit Nair the platform has roped in ace cricketers Jonty Rhodes and VVS Laxman as "advisors", while cricket stars Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir have been signed on as brand ambassadors.