Amaya’s DFS Offering StarsDraft Treading Lightly In Only Four States
The recent wave of setbacks hitting the daily fantasy sports sector are forcing new players to this market to tread lightly. Although Amaya’s recently launched StarsDraft are new to the DFS sector they are proceeding with extreme caution in light of the seemingly endless legal battles facing the DFS sector. After Nevada banned DFS operators in the state who do not have a sports betting license and reports of FBI probes into DraftKings, StarsDraft has decided to exit all markets and operate in only four states.
The four states chosen are Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts who all have greater clarity on the legality of daily fantasy sports. As part of Amaya, StarsDraft is also all too aware of getting on the wrong side of U.S. law and as they are only now recovering from their legal problems that kept them out of the U.S. for the last few years.
In a statement StarsDraft made their stance clear,” StarsDraft intends to focus operations in states with favorable existing daily fantasy sports guidance, including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Kansas and Maryland.”
As we reported earlier, Amaya has been last in line to the DFS party but currently seems to be enjoying watching the powerhouses DraftKings and FanDuel under attack from all fronts. They also recently called for stricter state regulation of the DFS sector which many see as rubbing salt on DraftKings’ and FanDuel’s wounds.
The statement went on to say,” We will actively monitor developments and work with all states interested in implementing clear guidelines for the operation of daily fantasy sports in their jurisdiction. In the meantime, StarsDraft intends to focus operations in states with favorable existing daily fantasy sports guidance, including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Kansas and Maryland.”