European Fantasy Sports Firms Dream Of US-Style Success

European fantasy football firms are seeking to emulate the US giants of the booming daily fantasy sports (DFS) sector, even as they face crucial regulatory differences.

The explosion in popularity of fantasy sports in the US has spurred European football clubs and betting companies to look at replicating its success on the other side of the Atlantic.

In the US, where fantasy games enjoy protected status under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006, two operators in particular, DraftKings and FanDuel, have achieved billion-dollar valuations tapping into the American appetite for online DFS.

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