Researchers find most fantasy sports are based on skill, not luck

If you've ever taken part in the armchair sport of fantasy football and found yourself at the top of your league's standings at the end of the season, a new MIT study suggests your performance—however far removed from any ...

Changes in NFL mirror changes in modern workplace, paper says

Sports and society have been intertwined since ancient Greece, so it should come as little surprise that NFL football continues to be influenced by workplaces far removed from the playing field, says a new paper from a University ...

Gambling or skill? Fantasy sports fight for legitimacy

A year ago, fantasy sports was rapidly building into a multi-billion dollar US business with huge global potential. Now it's fighting to survive amid objections that the industry is essentially unregulated gambling.

Fantasy sports company DraftKings raises $300 mn

DraftKings, a leading player in the booming fantasy sports business, announced Monday that it raised $300 million from a group of investors that includes Fox Sports and three major sports leagues.

Activision bets on online play for 'Call of Duty'

(AP) -- Activision knows it's more fun to blast on-screen enemies into oblivion with friends, so this fall it's launching an online service for its "Call of Duty" games that's part Facebook, part player matchmaker and part ...

Taking fantasy football strategy to the next level

The fantasy football season's outcome is often decided before real NFL players take the field for meaningful games. Separating your team from the crowd takes analysis -- based in logic, math, and knowledge of the unique quirks ...

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