William Hill Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Against US Rival FanDuel, Claiming Book Maker Used “How To Bet Guide” Copyrighted Material Without Permission
William Hill US and FanDuel have reached a settlement agreement regarding the copyright lawsuit of the DFS operator copying its How to Bet Guide section of its website. The amount of the settlement wasn’t disclosed, but the details that were released said the agreement was not seeking any other costs that were associated with the suit.
The original lawsuit was filed in October of last year with the US District Court of New Jersey. Details of the filing claims FanDuel posted an identical section on their punters guide as what William Hill has publicized. FanDuel published their guide with the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey with identical wording but denies any allegations that they copyrighted the guide form William Hill US.
William Hill US spoke out about the settlement agreement saying they are going to give some of the proceeds to creative writing programs with New Jersey Universities as well as donate to gambling problem charities.
FanDuel has surpassed its rival, DraftKings, with becoming the biggest operator for the New Jersey sports betting market. Last month they earned a whopping $9.1 million in revenues making the state’s total earnings from the sports betting sector $94 million.