Analysis  | 9 min read
15 Sep 22

Fantasy sports: gaming or gambling?

  • ESPN introduced its first fully online fantasy sports game in 1995, followed by CBS in 1997 and Yahoo! in 1999
  • Fantasy sports drive 73% and 35% increases in viewership of MLB and NFL games
  • The number of fantasy sports players in India has grown from two million to over 160 million in six years

In the past decade fantasy sports have been transformed into a multibillion-dollar industry positioned adjacent to online sports betting.