Daily Fantasy Sports: Entertainment, Information, and Gambling

European lotteries have had sports betting for some time, and have had to deal with the predictable problem of match-fixing. Daily Fantasy Sports is a US invention that caught fire in 2016, and that seems to avoid this hazard. The World Lottery Association asked me to write an explanation of Daily Fantasy Sports for a non-US audience. I was fascinated by how the sports-as-entertainment industry and the penetration of the Web changed how people talk about TV sports.This appeared as WLA Fantasy Sports summer 2017. 

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