Monkey Knife Fight Becomes Official DFS Partner of Los Angeles Chargers

LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2019 — It was announced today that Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) has become the official DFS partner of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers.  As such, Monkey Knife Fight will be featured in radio promotions and on the Chargers’ social accounts as well as having in-stadium branding .

MKF Chargers' Official DFS Partner

Danny Tawiah, Monkey Knife Fight’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “The Chargers are one of the most exciting franchises in the NFL. They have a passionate fan base that we’re excited to introduce to the Monkey Knife Fight brand.  We are looking forward to building a potent partnership that brings our two dynamic brands together.”

MonkeyKnifeFight.com users and Chargers fans will have access to special bonuses and contests throughout the season.

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Montana Sports Betting Approved

Montana Sports Betting Approved

In May, Governor Steve Bullock signed one of two passed bills officially making sports betting legal in Montana.

The Associated Press reported that Bullock signed bill H 725 thereby making Montana the ninth state with a US sports betting operation and vetoed a second bill that was passed by Montana legislators.

The bill approved by Bullock authorizes the state lottery to conduct the activity. For the next 7 years, Intralot will run the state’s sportsbook operation. Intralot will also be responsible for administering mobile sports betting.

The path to sports betting that was created by H725 was more direct than the bill that was vetoed. The alternative would have allowed for licensing of bars and taverns which would have allowed multiple operators in Montana.

Having the lottery alone manage sports betting in Montana is similar to the results seen in Washington DC.

Ohio Fantasy Sports Battle Continues

Ohio Fantasy Sports Battle

The longevity of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry was heavily in question a few years ago. Time has passed and everything is trending in the right direction, but many states are still discussing the best approach moving forward. The Ohio fantasy sports battle is a clear example of this.

Almost two years ago, Governor John Kasich made Ohio the 18th state to legalize daily fantasy sports. However, the Ohio Casino Control Commission is imposing some changes that will affect state residents who enjoy these games. The commission passed a number of votes a few weeks ago, which went live on Sept. 3.

One of the previous issues presented by the commission was distinguishing fantasy sports to either be a “skill game” or “game of chance.” Hopefully, you’re not an Ohio player that enjoys setting a player queue and letting your draft rip. If so, you’ll have to call a hot route and dial-up a new draft strategy. The new regulations will eliminate the “auto draft” feature for online drafts within the borders of the state. This is because the popular setting does not involve any “skill.” Ultimately, these changes won’t affect office pools or home leagues, as money is dealt with internally for those contests.

Furthermore, another change will affect the host, not the player. Any platform that collects a percentage of revenue from its contests, that wishes to operate in Ohio, is now required to purchase a multi-year license. According to multiple sources, a license could cost up to $30,000.

DraftKings and FanDuel are the two DFS-leading platforms that players compete on. They’re currently blocked or unavailable in Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Washington state. DFS is legal but regulated in Ohio; however, sports betting is still currently completely illegal. According to thelines.com, two sports betting bills have been prepared in the spring, but there hasn’t been much action just yet. In the end, eleven states have deemed sports betting legal to date, which bodes well for the future of the industry.