The US Federal Trade Commission has joined two US states to seek an injunction blocking the merger of Edinburgh spinout FanDuel with DraftKings.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking to block the agreed merger between US-based daily sports fantasy platforms DraftKings and FanDuel on competition grounds. FanDuel, a University of Edinburgh spinout, and DraftKings operate broadly similar business models, running games where users can pick fantasy teams for each round of a sporting league and pay…

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