Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between Fanduel and Draftkings That Upended Sports in America [Hardback]

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  • Formāts: Hardback, 304 pages, height x width x depth: 231x160x30 mm, weight: 481 g, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Izdošanas datums: 10-Sep-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN-10: 0544911148
  • ISBN-13: 9780544911147
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  • Formāts: Hardback, 304 pages, height x width x depth: 231x160x30 mm, weight: 481 g, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Izdošanas datums: 10-Sep-2019
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  • ISBN-10: 0544911148
  • ISBN-13: 9780544911147
The story of the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way we consume sports.


The story of the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way we consume sports.

The inside story of the rise, fall, and rise of FanDuel and DraftKings—two companies that began as obscure start-ups and, seemingly overnight, became billion dollar companies, and just as quickly found themselves the target of the FBI and Department of Justice and the center of a national scandal.
 
Veteran sportswriter Albert Chen draws on candid, unprecedented interviews with every key player in tech, sports, gambling, and the fantasy leagues to create a breakneck narrative around a group of entrepreneurs, players, and gamblers. Billion Dollar Fantasy recounts the origins of modern gambling and fantasy sports in America, and follows the unlikely rise of the fantasy sports world through the lens of the two startups at the center of the story.
 
For fans of The Big Short, The Facebook Effect, or Bringing Down the House, this book tells the tale of a culture of risk, hubris, greed, redemption, and a group of larger-than-life characters trying to make sense of the complex new world they've created. 
Cast of Characters / Timeline ix
Preface: Visions in the Desert xi
Prologue: Edinburgh, 2014 xix
PART I THE WAR / 2008-2015
1 Betting on Brett Favre with Bar Mitzvah Money (And Other Hidden Origin Stories) / 2008-2013
3(27)
2 Tale of the Unicorn / Boston / Summer 2013-Summer 2014
30(17)
3 Lesley's Promise / Edinburgh / Summer 2014
47(17)
4 Where Are All the Grown-ups? / Las Vegas / Summer 2015
64(18)
5 The Output Is Insanity / Orlando / Spring-Fall 2015
82(17)
PART II THE FALL/2015-2016
6 Friends and Foes / New York / Fall 2015
99(16)
7 Open and Notorious / Edinburgh / Fall 2015
115(14)
8 Nightmare at 35,000 Feet / San Francisco / Fall 2015
129(12)
9 Crowning the King / Boston / Fall 2015-Early 2016
141(14)
10 The Circus/Dallas I Spring-Fall 2016
155(14)
11 The Most Miserable Man at the Super Bowl / San Francisco / Winter-Spring 2016
169(20)
PART III THE NEW WORLD / 2016-2019
12 A Line in the Sand / Las Vegas / Spring-Summer 2016
189(12)
13 Jason's Delusion / Boston / Summer 2016
201(15)
14 Nigel's Delusion / New York / Fall 2016-Summer 2017
216(14)
15 The Last Sweat / San Francisco / Winter 2017
230(9)
16 The Speed of the Game / 2018-2019
239(16)
Acknowledgments 255(4)
Notes 259(6)
Index 265