William Hill settles FanDuel lawsuit over betting guide

William Hill has settled its lawsuit against FanDuel, after alleging its rival plagiarised its betting guide. 

The lawsuit alleged FanDuel copied diagrams as well as text, and even had a William Hill logo present on a page, indicating the contents were copied and pasted from a different document. 

The copyright infringement suit was filed in federal court in October, and at the time of filing the lawsuit, William Hill US CEO Joe Asher said his organisation was not made up of litigious people, but this incident was “ridiculous.”

The exact settlement figure has not been disclosed and although the agreement was made public on Monday evening, Asher said the agreement was reached about a week ago.

Asher said: “We have settled our copyright infringement lawsuit against FanDuel. 

“We are going to use some of the proceeds to fund scholarships for creative writing programs at New Jersey universities and we are also going to donate to an organisation that supports people with gambling problems, a very important issue for us.”

William Hill produced its guide in June when it began offering sports betting at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.