The Fantasy Sport Industry

Author: Andrew C. Billings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136318047
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 33 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $3bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and a significant and growing component of the contemporary sports economy. This book presents an overview of the history of fantasy sport and its close connection to innovations in sports media. Drawing on extensive empirical research, it offers an analysis of the demographics of fantasy sport, the motivations of fantasy sport players and their significance as heavy consumers of sport media and as ultra-fans. It also draws cross-cultural comparisons between fantasy sport players in the US, UK, Europe and beyond. The Fantasy Sport Industry examines the key commercial and media stakeholders in the production and development of fantasy sport, and points to new directions for the fantasy sport industry within modern sport business. It is therefore, fascinating reading for any student, scholar or professional with an interest in sports media, sports business, fandom, the relationship between sport and society, or cultural studies.

Daily Fantasy Sports

Author: Jay Correia
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483566375
Release Date: 2016-04-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The businesses of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association have helped propel one of America’s most beloved pastimes into a 26 billion dollar industry. The advent of daily fantasy sports has created thousands of jobs, raised millions in tax dollars, and has given consumers endless ways to play fantasy sports. Unfortunately, all that may be coming to an end if the government and special interest groups have their way. Daily Fantasy Sports, the book, explores the impact of fantasy sports in America today. Take a stroll in fantasyland and discover everything there is to know about daily fantasy sports. Learn about the legal challenges, how we got in this mess, and what choices the industry now faces in order to save fantasy sports. The author helps you connect the dots, all while keeping you entertained with thoughtful quotes, tips on how to play, and more. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - "It's a Game of Skill" - explore how daily fantasy games are truly are a game of skill. Chapter 2 - "Las Vegas & The Silver Bullet" - see how Vegas is responsible for the legal mess. Chapter 3 - "The Sharks & Players" - numbers, demographics, and the shark problem. Chapter 4 - "It's the Economy Stupid" - how the government can't get out of its own way. Chapter 5 - "The Technology Cat Mouse Game" - predictions about the future and how DFS will evolve. Chapter 6 - "The Types of Daily Fantasy Games" - learn about all the different gameplay styles. Chapter 7 - "How to be Good at Fantasy Sports" - tips, insight, and advice on how to up your game. Chapter 8 - "Behind the Scenes Magic" - explore the businesses that make fantasy sports what it is today. Chapter 9 - "Thoughts from the Industry" - see what industry insiders have to say about fantasy sports. Chapter 10 - "Freedom with Responsibility" - why free market principals are all we need. Chapter 11 - "Keep Fighting the Good Fight" - what we can do to combat the downfall of DFS. The author's collective knowledge of the fantasy sports industry is virtually unparalleled, giving readers an in depth look at daily fantasy sports they won't find anywhere else. His involvement with a variety of industry operators, attorneys, and FSTA businesses places him in a net neutral position that allows readers to see the industry for what it really is. Fantasy sports players and industry insiders alike have sang high praises about this one of a kind book on daily fantasy sports.

Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry

Author: Nicholas David Bowman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498504898
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This edited collection examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology. Often considered an isolated activity for the hardcore sports fan, fantasy sports play have since been incorporated into sports broadcasting and editorial coverage, sports marketing and promotions, and even into the very sports themselves with athletes and teams using the activities to draw fans further into the sports experience. This edited collection invites leading scholars and sports professionals from several different fields to share historical and emerging perspectives on the importance of fantasy sports as an artifact of theoretical and empirical importance to larger issues of sport and society. \

Fantasy Gaming on Steroids Contrasting Fantasy Sport Participation by Daily Fantasy Sport Participation

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ISBN: OCLC:1014427849
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The fantasy sport industry has grown rapidly in the past decade, now boasting 56 million participants in North America alone. More recently, the ascent of fantasy sport appears directly attributable to the rise of new websites offering daily/weekly fantasy games. This study surveys 438 fantasy participants—some who play traditional fantasy sports and others who participate in daily fantasy sports along with traditional forms of fantasy offerings. Results reveal that motivations for play do not differ between traditional and daily participants, yet the two sets of respondents differed in terms of media consumption, economic commitment, and perceptions of games being skill versus chance based. Ramifications are offered not only based on the differences in financial investment but also regarding the seeming downturn in motivations for traditional fantasy sport participation.

Defining Sport

Author: Shawn E. Klein
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498511582
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Philosophy

This book examines influential conceptions of sport and then analyses the interplay of challenging borderline cases with the standard definitions of sport. It is meant to inspire more thought and debate on just what sport is, how it relates to other activities and human endeavors, and what we can learn about ourselves by studying sport.

Fantasy Sports Real Money

Author: Bill Ordine
Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
ISBN: 9781935396840
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Games

Have you seen the ads? Who hasn’t, right? How did it all happen? Is DFS gambling? Is it legal? And what’s next for this industry under attack? These are just some of the questions answered by award-winning author Bill Ordine as he traces the background of the curious federal law that opened the door for the billion-dollar play-for-money sports-contest industry. Who was behind the pivotal carve-out? How did daily fantasy rise so quickly? And where is it likely to land now that the DFS genie is out of the bottle? More important, Fantasy Sports, Real Money shows you how to get into the game and compete, with strategies the pros use and case studies from players who’ve won millions. This is the first DFS book to cover football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and even golf, with game plans for setting lineups, maximizing value within the salary cap, finding pricing inefficiencies, playing against (or avoiding) experts, and identifying overlays, as well as many other angles being used right now to get the money in this provocative sports-betting offshoot.

The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Sports

Author: Michael Harmon
Publisher: Indy Tech Publishing
ISBN: 0790613131
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Games & Activities

Taking a fresh approach to fantasy sports, this guide covers strategies and techniques both unique to specific sports, and trends applicable to all sports, while providing tips to help the casual player get the most out of every game.

Zcode Fantasy Sports Investing Bible

Author: Trey Richards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519396988
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre:

The sport might be fantasy, but the money you are going to win is REAL! Even still, not many are aware of this, but there is serious money flowing through the fantasy sports industry. The game you love doesn't have to just be a hobby anymore. With the right tools, anyone can be very successful and profitable playing fantasy sports. Our book is designed to jump start your winnings on any daily fantasy sports site. We will take you by the hand and show you the most profitable systems and strategies to help you be a consistent winner

Fantasy Life

Author: Matthew Berry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101613979
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Genre: Games & Activities

Includes new chapters with small, easy-to-understand words. Bestselling words! Fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball, even fantasy sumo wrestling: the world of fantasy sports is huge, and still growing. Today, more than 35 million people in the United States and Canada spend hours upon hours each week on their fantasy sports teams. And as the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, Matthew Berry is on the front lines of what has grown from a niche subculture into a national pastime. In his New York Times-bestselling Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place. Written with the same award-winning style that has made Berry one of the most popular columnists on ESPN.com, Fantasy Life is a book for both hard-core fantasy players and people who have never played before. Between tales of love and hate, birth and death, tattoos and furry animal costumes, the White House Situation Room and a 126-pound golden pelican, Matthew chronicles his journey from a fourteen-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for the largest sports media company in the world. Fantasy will save your life. Fantasy will set you free. And fantasy life is most definitely better than real life. You’ll see.

Defining Sport Communication

Author: Andrew C. Billings
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317437925
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Defining Sport Communication is a comprehensive resource addressing core topics and issues, including humanistic, organizational, relational, and mediated approaches to the study of sport communication. It provides foundational work in sport communication for students and scholars, reflecting the abundance of research published in recent years and the ever-increasing interest in this area of study. Bringing together scholars from various epistemological viewpoints within communication, this volume provides a unique opportunity for defining the breadth and depth of sport communication research. It will serve as a seminal reference for existing scholarship while also providing an agenda for future research.

The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Football

Author: Michael Harmon
Publisher: Indy Tech Publishing
ISBN: 079061328X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fantasy Football is one of the most popular fantasy sports game played on the Internet. Including fantasy football theory and statistics, this book is useful as a companion for those playing fantasy football. Topics addressed include: Understanding the Rules; Player Trends; Doing Your Research Game Styles; and Roster Management.

Contemporary Athletics Compendium

Author: James Harry Humphrey
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215112678
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book is concerned with all levels of athletics - interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and professional. Articles on all aspects of contemporary athletics are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to, event scheduling, stress, sports medicine, graduation rates, academic eligibility, gender issues, commercialization, funding or the lack of it, sports psychology, sports sociology, parental aggression, coaching, drug use in athletics, teamwork, philosophy, athletic competition/participation in relation to life, spectator behavior, officiating, religion in sports, sports gambling, history of athletics, athlete administration, ethics, sports management, nutrition, and legal issues.

Committed

Author: Mark St. Amant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743267567
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A definitive overview of the popular game of fantasy football traces the history of the popular phenomenon and discusses the strategies, rules, players, and other key aspects of the national pastime. 50,000 first printing.

Fantasy Sports 2

Author: Sam Bosma
Publisher: Fantasy Sports
ISBN: 1910620106
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Wiz and Mug are back and this time they're headed to a mysterious beach town to meet its amphibious inhabitants!