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  • Joe1Coal

    Now that gambling is legal across the country, is it fair to say that college football DFS is coming back this fall and college basketball in the spring? Sorry if this has been asked already, but I was thinking about it when I saw the article about NCAA not wanting a cut of the gambling proceeds.

    “The NCAA’s leadership will not pursue so-called integrity fees for the association even though it recognizes that the anticipated spread of legalized sports betting will require it to spend money to monitor betting patterns for indicators of potential irregularities in college games, a top-ranking executive of the organization said Thursday.

    Speaking to a group of college athletic business administrators at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics’ annual convention, NCAA senior vice president and chief financial officer Kathleen McNeely said that if sports gambling continues to operate under regulation on a state-by-state basis, it will be up to individual schools to decide whether they want to pursue this type of money. (The NCAA and the NFL are advocating for federal regulation of sports betting.)”

    Would be nice to hear from DK, FD, or even Draft about whether they have plans to bring it back.

  • drewcrawford03

    • 2019 FanDuel FantaSea Finalist

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    Definitely would be nice to know. For now, fingers crossed, but seems very unlikely.

  • Joe1Coal

    I wonder why…any thoughts to why it would be unlikely?

  • carney259

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    Gambling is not legal across the country – it’s allowed to be regulated on a state by state basis. Doubt DK or FD would want to offer it in some states and not others, or risk ticking off the states that decide to keep sports gambling illegal

  • jayzee666

    Probably, if the NCAA could make any money off it, I am sure they would accept it with open arms!

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    A handful of states that have DFS regulation on the books, specifically banned college DFS. Those states (including MA, NY, PA, etc. I believe) would have to change that law before the sites could offer college DFS there.

    I just do not think that college DFS provides enough revenue that the sites will spend the time to go down that road any time soon. The NCAA may still fight back on it (without getting a cut of the already small revenue). If so, it is not worth the time or money for the sites to try to make it happen. Maybe someday, but I do not think it will be any time soon. Very few states are up and running in terms of legal sports betting yet.

  • TheRealJosh5

    Praying for it, but highly doubt this season..

  • kantiger77

    College football will eventually come back, but not this year. I think as states adopt gaming, eventually DK and others wade back into it.

  • fanturds

    not allowing DFS in college is a fair compromise IMO.

    I say that as someone who really enjoyed DFS college football.

    would I like to see it come back? of course. But I am content with it not being allowed.

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

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    I’m not optimistic we see it on FanDuel or DratKings, but do think it would be a great opportunity for a smaller site to gain immediate market share (in non-regulated states) in something that definitely still has a following. One great way for them to potentially offer something their competitors don’t. The betting aspect doesn’t really matter right now simply bc only a handful of states will offer betting this year.

  • madnkrazy

    Because sports betting is regulated state to state. That was the best thing to happen for NCAA and college dfs. When the supreme court made that decision. How soon it will be back. I don’t know about that yet. But i know that the same states allowing dfs and sports betting will allow college as well. It’s the ncaa’s responsibility to monitor players and students potentially trying to partake. Also the ncaa has gotten so much illegal money they don’t need a cut of any action. lol They have gotten so much scrutiny with the nba they wouldn’t want any more negative attention.

  • Deltfish

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    I was always curious how it was legal in first place. Because they used the players names and numbers. The whole EA sports video game argument. They can’t even make video games with the players likeness.

    Now, if it just said Ohio State RB and not the guys actual name I would understand…

    Thoughts?

  • madnkrazy

    @Deltfish said...

    I was always curious how it was legal in first place.

    how what was legal?

  • Deltfish

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    Using college player names in a for profit game when the players themselves can’t use their own names for money

  • madnkrazy

    Yeah the NCAA got that money. lol They are only using their names and skill sets. It’s not like they are allowing their players to be bet on to do something.

  • UTEstevanB

    I’ve used fanpicks for college DFS these past couple of seasons. Don’t use it for anything else, though and I’m not sure if they’ll continue providing it. Solid product

  • madnkrazy

    @UTEstevanB said...

    I’ve used fanpicks for college DFS these past couple of seasons. Don’t use it for anything else, though and I’m not sure if they’ll continue providing it. Solid product

    I know the site. I was playing there a little bit when it first started. I didn’t like it that much though. As for providing it still, I think they will. I don’t see why not. It’s not a big enough site for the ncaa to even care.

  • fenway2015

    yahoo has a season long college football fantasy game up om their websiter

  • depalma13

    College DFS is never coming back.

  • tomac

    https://twitter.com/FanDuel/status/1027227132731252737

  • drewcrawford03

    • 2019 FanDuel FantaSea Finalist

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    Not sure how any of this is relevant

  • kantiger77

    It’s coming back sooner than we think…

  • mtdurham

    @Joe1Coal said...

    I wonder why…any thoughts to why it would be unlikely?

    Because they are amateurs…

  • drewcrawford03

    • 2019 FanDuel FantaSea Finalist

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    What do you know that we dont kantiger77?

  • kantiger77

    Even though they are different, I believe that in most states, gambling on college sports will be legal. My guess that it takes through 2020 for 75% of the states to legalize it. At that point, the DFS companies will re-introduce DFS for college sports – which is actually legal most places still — and there will be little push back. I don’t think it happens in 2019, but if I had to put a $1 down, I would say one of the major two has college football DFS in 2020.

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