Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fantasy Sports
November 18, 2015 5:08 AM - Season 2, Episode 34 - Subscribe

This week.... Terrorist attacks kill over a hundred people in Paris. Singles Day, a minor holiday turned into a gigantic sales event, hits the nation of China, and called in to promote it are foreign celebrities Adam Lambert, Daniel Craig and Kevin Spacey as, of all things, his House Of Cards character Frank Underwood. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his first visit to the UK, while Indian industrialists prepare legal challenge for the return of the Koh-i-Noor, a huge diamond that currently serves as the centerpiece of the Queen's crown. And Now: Another One Of John McCain's Favorite Jokes. Main story: Daily fantasy sports apps DraftKings and FanDuel, and their skirting laws regulating gambling. Last Week Tonight provides a more honest ad for the apps than the ones they have been filling the airwaves with. YouTube (19m)

Opening easter egg: A French flag, captioned with "Paris, je t'aime" and "LE TRICOLORE."

China: "Manufacturers of everything except that piece of crap clay jar you got for Mother's Day."
India: "Or as we once called it, 'Britain's spice rack.'"
Daily fantasy sports: "The most addictive thing you can have on your phone except, perhaps, cocaine."
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Promo code: If the same three guys always win, how can it be gambling?
posted by ob1quixote at 7:55 AM on November 18, 2015

I knew the DraftDuel thing was just dodgy, but... yikes. Not only it is dodgy, but completely shameless.
posted by lmfsilva at 11:20 AM on November 18, 2015

I was looking at a divorce order while listening to "Is there something stronger than a divorce we can get? Like a super divorce?" and I laughed SO loud people looked at my cube.
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:06 PM on November 18, 2015 [7 favorites]

They didn't mention that one of players at the final table of WSOP was Max Steinberg. Another poker player who switched almost full time to Draft Kings and has made over $2 million.
posted by juiceCake at 8:00 PM on November 18, 2015

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