The Euro 2016 European Championship soccer tournament could provide the kick daily fantasy sports, such as leagues run by DraftKings, need to get going in Europe, a gaming platform believes.
In fantasy sports, players compete against each other by building a team of athletes from a real-world sport. Based on the players' statistical performance, they earn points and a cash pay-out. DraftKings boasts on its website that it has awarded more than $2 billion in prizes.
In 2015, there were 57.4 million people fantasy sports players in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.