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NBC takes major stake in FanDuel

As the 2014 regular season approaches, the popular fantasy football destination known as FanDuel continues to elevate its profile.

Via, the company has raised another $70 million through investors that include the NBC Sports Group.  Which makes us related to FanDuel.  Sort of.

As a gesture of goodwill (and in lieu of baking them cookies that may or may not include a substance that is legal in my current location of Seattle), I’ll make a quick mention of what they do.

For a $25 entry fee, the salary-cap based, weekly fantasy-football contest pays out $1 million in prizes, with a grand prize of $100,000.

Since the contest focuses only on Sunday and Monday games, the first edition gets rolling on Sunday, September 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET.  The top 8,000 teams for the week will win a cash prize, with the payouts coming after the Monday night games end.

So do what I plan to do at some point over the next three days and plunk down a mere $25 for the ability to win plenty, if you select the right combination of players and score the right amount of points.

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10 Responses to “NBC takes major stake in FanDuel”
  1. suicidalionsfan says: Sep 3, 2014 1:36 PM

    ” Hey, there’s a guy from Detroit named Chris that’s ALREADY won over $600,000 playing FanDuel ”
    yeah right !

  2. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    Well then, you’ll fit right in with all the other geeks and losers who ‘play’ fantasy and know nothing about the actual game of football.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 3, 2014 1:38 PM

    Go Redakins. Robert Griffin my Qb. DeSean Jackson my WR. Jordan Reed my TE. Alfred Morris my RB. Give me my cold cash NOW! #ThankGodimaRedskinsFan

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 3, 2014 1:39 PM

    *Redskins. #HTTRgimmetheloot

  5. Marv says: Sep 3, 2014 1:41 PM

    This is what us Europeans have been playing for years with soccer and I always hated it.

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Sep 3, 2014 1:58 PM has done a version of this competition for years. Obviously no money at stake and the prizes are mostly lame.

    But gambling has no place in football right Roger?

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 3, 2014 2:04 PM

    Gambling ruins families.

  8. citizenstrange says: Sep 3, 2014 2:05 PM

    In what universe is this not gambling? Seriously?


  9. Hard On For Harden says: Sep 3, 2014 2:17 PM

    Big Ponzi scheme. You’re competing against computer algorithms masquerading as usernames that hedge against your selections.

  10. doubleogator says: Sep 3, 2014 6:46 PM

    just like playing online Texas holdem, impossible to win…

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