To Play or Not to Play? An Analysis of Dispositions, Gambling, and Daily Fantasy Sport

Published on Mar 8, 2019in Journal of Sport Management3.691
路 DOI :10.1123/JSM.2018-0115
Brendan Dwyer12
Estimated H-index: 12
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University),
Joris Drayer16
Estimated H-index: 16
(TU: Temple University),
Stephen L. Shapiro15
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(USC: University of South Carolina)
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Abstract
Following a mega-advertising blitz in the late summer of 2015, daily fantasy sports (DFSs) entered a maturing fantasy sports market as a new, highly accessible, and potentially lucrative alternativ...
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Traditional, season-long fantasy sport participation has grown considerably since the late 1990s, and in an attempt to capitalize on this growing demand, daily fantasy sports (DFS) providers have created a new game where money changes hands instantly. This change has led some legal commentators and state agencies to believe the game is a form of Internet gambling similar to online poker, blackjack, and sports wagering, and thus, it requires increased regulation or even prohibition. Little is kno...
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