DFS tipped for Australia boom: Can DraftKings top the league?

 In the wake of DraftKings’ recent UK launch, could the daily fantasy sports (DFS) giant be sizing up Australia as one its next overseas target markets? If so, what challenges and opposition awaits?  Last September, before the commotion surrounding the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins participated in a podcast to discuss his startup’s international expansion plans after securing a UK gambling license.   In it, Robins described Australia as a “really interesting market,” fueling speculation that the southern hemisphere nation was firmly on DraftKings’ radar. Thus far, nothing concrete has materialized in the run up to and after the much-delayed UK launch in February. But Australia has a lot of appeal. Admittedly, it isn’t a huge market, however it is renowned for being a sports-mad nation, while season-long fantasy sports competitions have been played for almost a quarter of a century. The country is home...

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