Dueling With Kings

Dueling With Kings is Daniel Barbarisi's first book. This richly reported, fast-paced, hilarious romp inside the Daily Fantasy Sports industry -- DraftKings and FanDuel -- is the first major work to shed light on a dark and mysterious world. Order Dueling With Kings from Barnes & NobleAmazon, or Indiebound.




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What They're Saying about Dueling With Kings:

“This book is a blast . . . An engrossing and often hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the characters, compulsions and chaos inside the fantasy sports gold rush. It's the perfect meld of a sports and business book, engagingly written like a fun, page-turning novel.” 

—Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal; Author of New York Times bestseller "Little Victories."


“Finally, someone explains Daily Fantasy Sports. Barbarisi lived in the belly of the beast and emerged with this compelling story.  It's where No Cheering in the Press Box meets The Wolf of Wall Street. Before you pick your sport & pick your players... pick up this book.” 

—Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe, member of the Baseball Hall of; author of "Curse of the Bambino."


“Daniel Barbarisi is one of the best young talents working in sports journalism today; his work is always penetrating and inventive. Now, in Dueling with Kings, he brings his narrative flair and understanding of characters to a subject that benefits from his keen eye.”

—Gay Talese


“Barbarisi pulls back the curtain on Daily Fantasy Sports, an utterly fascinating world mysterious even to many avid sports fans. The gripping story of DraftKings and FanDuel and those who play fantasy games nightly reads like a classic thriller, featuring one surprising turn after another—but the crazy part is, it's all true.” 

—Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports


“My favorite character in Dueling with Kings described his approach to building daily fantasy sports lineups thusly: ‘I brute force it.’ Barbarisi has written a brute force of a book, one that brilliantly captures the manic energy, the quantitative genius, the grotesqueness, and the addictive pull of this baffling subculture.”

—Sam Walker, author of Fantasyland