FanDuel

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FanDuel, launched in July 2009 at the SXSW Interactive festival thanks to founders Nigel Eccles, Tom Griffiths, and Lesley Eccles, is the leader in the one-week fantasy sports industry.

Offering fantasy sports for NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL FanDuel targets the 30+ million adult fantasy sports players in North America.

In November 2016, FanDuel and DraftKings reached an agreement to merge however the Federal Trade Commission threatened litigation over the deal because it would create a monopoly and the merger agreement was terminated in 2017. In May 2018, FanDuel agreed to be acquired by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair, with FanDuel becoming its main brand in the United States for the recently legalized market of sports betting.

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