The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2018

United States: Government Investigations

Litigated merger challenges DraftKings/FanDuel In June 2017, the FTC filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the merger of DraftKings and FanDual, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites.1 The antitrust bar had considered this merger one to watch ever since the parties announced their plans to merge last November, following a turbulent year in which several attorneys general questioned the legality of their operations.2

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