The Lines Podcast Episode 3: FanDuel Commits To Sports Betting, NBA Commits To Nothing

Written By Brett Collson on May 11, 2018 - Last Updated on May 22, 2018
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We live in a different world than we did three years ago. Back then, fantasy sports giant FanDuel claimed that the product it sells is not gambling. Today, FanDuel is preparing to enter the potentially lucrative sports betting space, following a move made by rival DraftKings a few short months ago.

And we’re all shocked.

Meanwhile, NBA commissioner Adam Silver continues to send mixed messages about the impact of sports betting despite the irrefutable evidence that shows increased wagering will only add to the league’s engagement.

In Episode 3 of TheLines Podcast, Matt Brown, Dustin Gouker and Brett Collson hit on these topics and many more as we get closer to a Supreme Court decision in #PASPAWatch.

Show Timestamps

  • 2:18 — Kentucky Derby a big success at the betting window
  • 10:18 — FanDuel enters sports betting
  • 17:00 — Adam Silver’s comments on sports betting
  • 25:00 — William Hill CEO says US will be the priority if PASPA struck down
  • 30:06 — Vegas Golden Knights advance again
  • 33:51 — Former WSOP Main Event runner-up sues PokerStars
  • 37:03 — Michigan online gambling bill update
  • 39:00 — Recapping the first week of shared online poker liquidity on the U.S.

Have thoughts about the podcast? Anything you’d like us to discuss next week? Reach out to us on Twitter at @TheLinesUS or individually at @MattBrownM2, @brettcollson and @DustinGouker.

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Brett Collson is the Sports Content Director at Catena Media North America, overseeing websites like and With more than 10 years of experience in the gambling industry, Brett has covered poker, sports betting, and daily fantasy sports extensively. He also spent several years reporting on Major League Baseball and college basketball in Philadelphia. He now resides in Buffalo, NY.

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