DraftKings and FanDuel
Allegations: Falsely promising to match up to $600 of a new player’s initial deposit when DraftKings only matches that amount if the players pays thousands of dollars in additional entry…
October 2015: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed.
September 2015: This case was transferred to a Massachusetts court. (Case No. 15-cv-13476, D. MA.)
January 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against an online fantasy sports gambling business, DraftKings, Inc. Among other things, the complaint alleges that DraftKings deceptively advertises that it will “double,” or instantly match, up to $600 of a fantasy sports player’s initial deposit when, in reality, the company only gives players a bonus of 4% of every dollar they put into play. (Aguirre et al v. DraftKings, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-20353, S. D. FL.)
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