Even if you don’t involve yourself in fantasy sports, you’ve probably at least heard of FanDuel and DraftKings.
The two start-up online fantasy sports companies became instant sensations, but the story with the complex new world they created doesn’t end there. It leads to a game-changing Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that legalized sports betting across the country.
In the book, “Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel & DraftKings That Upended Sports in America,” veteran sportswriter Albert Chen takes a deep dive into the history of gambling and fantasy sports in America and creates a narrative around the rise of daily fantasy sports and the entrepreneurs behind it.
Albert Chen, author of the new book “Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel & DraftKings That Upended Sports in America” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), he’s also a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, where he’s authored more than a dozen cover stories