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Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Sports

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Published by Steve Ladurantaye
Who plays? Research.
Who plays? Research.

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Published by: Steve Ladurantaye on Jan 28, 2013
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FSTA Value Proposition
The FSTA formed in 1997 to provide assistance to hundreds ofexisting and emerging companies in the fast-growing fantasysports industry.
Our industry has a bright future ahead. We already know about the 36 million fantasy
sports players in the U.S. and Canada. As the industry evolves, we’re expanding to
support both international companies and domestic companies looking to make
inroads abroad. We’re also tracking emerging fantasy sports, like mixed martial arts
(MMA). And even non-sports, like fantasy American Idol leagues.By joining the FSTA, you will have direct access to resources that will help your companyprosper. You will realize the value of membership immediately with applicable andtimely research, networking opportunities, educational events and opportunities for exposure in the growing marketplace. The FSTA has compiled years of research data,spanning nearly every area of interest for member businesses.Our biannual conferences offer the opportunity to learn about the latest research, legal
updates and new trends that affect our industry. You’ll also network with nearly every
meaningful company in the fantasy sports space.
The FSTA’s Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from 15 different
companies, including some of the most recognizable fantasy sports operations in themarketplace. Our board members combine for nearly 200 years of fantasy sports
industry service. We are beholden only to our members’ interests. The FSTA has battledto ensure that the industry isn’t monopolized by sports leagues or players’ associations.
We will continue to champion the causes that best reflect the needs of our membership.I encourage you to reach out to our Association Director, Megan Van Petten, for moreinformation about membership benefits and costs. She can be reached at
megan@fsta.org. Thank you again for your time and interest in the FSTA. If you’d like to
reach me directly, you can do so at paulc@leaguesafe.com.
- Paul Charchian, President, FSTA and LeagueSafe.com
An Unbeatable Commitment to Industry Research,Communication & Support
Catch the Latest Market Data
The FSTA’s annual market research program began in 2003 and continues every year. Ateach conference, you’ll hear the latest industry statistics and market trends from experts
in the field. Researchers from IPSOS and major universities independently present findingsthat assist fantasy sports businesses in better serving their customers and with avenues toattract new clients.
Play on a Level Field
From the very beginning, the FSTA has been the voice
of the industry. In the ‘90’s they worked with lobbyists
tomake sure Fantasy sports games were perceived asGames of Skill, and exempt from gambling legislation.In 2005-2007, the FSTA supported CDM Fantasy Sportslegal battle with MLBPA/MLBAM which resulted in
fantasy companies being able to use players’ names
and playing records on their websites. And today, the
FSTA is working to get fantasy sports games “legal” in
some suspect states.
Connect with the Most Innovative Players
The FSTA holds winter and summer trade showsannually, so members can attend, network andparticipate in industry seminars and panel sessions. FSTAmembers gain valuable insight into the growing industryof fantasy sports and have the opportunity to connect with business leaders from allover the world.
Participate and Be Heard
FSTA is committed to serving and supporting its members. The board regularly surveys itsmembers and acts on feedback to ensure that all members are getting everything theycan out of their partnership with FSTA.
“Head2Head Sports has found value in the FSTA for many years and for many reasons.Whether it’s visibility amongst our peers, access to the latest in research or connectionsthat might not otherwise be made, if you’re in the fantasy sports business, you need tobe in the FSTA.” – 
Stacie Stern, FSTA Board Member , GM Head2Head Sports
Commitment to the Industry

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