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  • walkoff9

    http://espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/17913851/draftkings-fanduel-finalizing-terms-imminent-merger

  • billholler

    Wonder how that would affect us Texas folks.

  • bstreich9

    Welp.

    Looking at it though, looks like they can still merge and still have two sites??

  • Battery1975

    Wondering the same. Surely it would not happen until at least after the NFL season I would think.

  • Battery1975

    @billholler said...

    Wonder how that would affect us Texas folks.

    Wondering the same. Surely that would not happen until after the NFL season I would hope.

  • KindGuy

    Yep, just finished reading this. Welp was my first thought as well. Can’t say I’m surprised by this. I really hope late swap isn’t eliminated for all sports. Also, there is still the chance this merger is blocked due to anti-trust issues.

  • edro990

    Just saw this and thought about how much I love FD, and hate DK. Cautiously optimistic it turns out well…………

  • AWoo

    This is terrible news. Rake is going to go up and imminent if this happens.

  • titans20

    If they allowed the Sirius XM Merger to go through I believe they will allow this Merger to go through as well. With Sirius XM Merger they created a Monopoly. There are no other Satellite Radio companies that I know of. With DFS even after the Merger there are other sites still around.

  • depalma13

    DraftDuel is the beginning of the end.

  • AWoo

    @depalma13 said...

    DraftDuel is the beginning of the end.

    you mean, it is the end.

  • deactivated60279

    Is this good or bad for Aces and Yahoo and the smaller sites? I can’t figure it out.

  • walkoff9

    I wonder what impact this would have on PGA…..

  • madmanjayWV

    @elementasrat said...

    Yep, just finished reading this. Welp was my first thought as well. Can’t say I’m surprised by this. I really hope late swap isn’t eliminated for all sports. Also, there is still the chance this merger is blocked due to anti-trust issues.

    BLOCKED for anti-trust issues? You think????

    Did you miss this in the news, recently? — AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion

  • DomTwan

    The end is neigh.

  • rjgboom

    @billholler said...

    Wonder how that would affect us Texas folks.

    I’d suspect it wouldn’t be good.

  • awilson45

    The 30 for 30 about DFS will be great

  • catmando

    this will give them a reason to stop all referral/affiliate payments from both sites

  • walkoff9

    @Greenie222 said...

    Is this good or bad for Aces and Yahoo and the smaller sites? I can’t figure it out.

    Can’t see how it could be bad. Probably wont move the needle much for them though.

  • bigmike14

    If they do merge, they need to stay away from Fanduels inflated scoring system for hockey and baseball. That would singlehandedly ruin DFS for me.

  • Supanice

    My fan duel account ended with a $300 entry on a thurs-mon gpp and I had fuller who was announced out Sunday morning. I’ll never play fd or any roster lock site again.

  • Messiah717

    People will try and spin it but in my opinion this is not good news.

  • FFguru71

    @Supanice said...

    My fan duel account ended with a $300 entry on a thurs-mon gpp and I had fuller who was announced out Sunday morning. I’ll never play fd or any roster lock site again.

    That’s your own fault…he was very iffy all week. Why take that chance?? Besides, he ended up being active…just didn’t play.

  • FantasyTime69

    It’s all over baby.

  • hobbes2d

    Well this sucks but sadly expected.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    Well, if nothing else I’ll have a higher bankroll.

    I’m not sure what to think at this point. I do know that the negative posts in here may be jumping the gun. Yes there won’t be as much competition, but they also will be more stable and looking to grow…DFS has Ben in a downward trend, so if their smart, screwing the customer isn’t exactly the best business model.
    We’ve also been moving closer to this anyway as sites have been adopting policies, such as DK’s no late swap now in NBA and similar (not exact but closer) in NHL. Plus a lot of GPP’s have been going to crap lately, especially on FD, so maybe it won’t be the worst thing…
    So we’ll see when we get specifics

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