Hit and Run: DFS Class Action Suit Filed; PokerStars and Nadal Part Ways; A Look at the Min-3-Bet

Staff : October 9th, 2015


Class Action Suit filed against DraftKings and FanDuel. PokerStars and Rafa Nadal end relationship. How to make a profit playing Spin & Go’s. And more.

Class Action Suit Filed

In the least surprising news of the week, a disgruntled DFS player has filed a class action lawsuit against FanDuel and DraftKings over the revelations that have come to light in the wake of the #DKLeaks controversy.

The lawsuit was filed in New York by Kentuckian Adam Johnson. The suit lists seven claims:

  1. Negligence
  2. Fraud and misrepresentation
  3. Violation of Kentucky Consumer Protection Act
  4. Civil conspiracy
  5. Violation of the New York Deceptive Act
  6. Violation of the New York False Advertising Law
  7. Unjust enrichment

Interestingly, the terms and conditions of both sites prohibit class action suits, however, this is not ironclad. It will be interesting to see if more suits (perhaps with different charges) are filed, and whether they are merged, moved to Boston, or merged.

A lot of moving parts to keep an eye on with this chapter of the #DKLeaks story.

Quick Hitters

- PokerListings.com has tackled one of the great questions of our age: How to make a profit playing Spin & Go tournaments at PokerStars. The article is more than “get lucky and win a jackpot spin,” as the author takes a very deep look into the statistics governing the new poker format.

- The latest installment of our “Shifting Trends” in poker series is up. This time around Alex Weldon discusses the newfangled line some online poker players are experimenting with, the minimum three-bet.

- After a hard-fought battle with 888 Holdings, GVC plans to have their purchase of bwin.party completed in early 2016.

- Peter Jennings, one of the biggest winners in DFS history has offered up 10 tips for crafting a winning DFS lineup for All In Magazine. If you’re new to the game, or struggling to find consistency in your lineups this is a must read article.

- PokerStars parted way with one of its best known celebrity endorsers, tennis legend Rafael Nadal. The site still boasts some pretty big sports stars like Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

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