DraftKings, FanDuel May Have to Return Money to New York Players

Sports betting New York attorney general sues to get DraftKings, FanDuel to return money New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pronounced SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) is turning up the heat on a pair of daily fantasy sports websites.
Officials confirm Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking that FanDuel and DraftKings give back all the money the sites made in New York state.… [Read more…]

Skill or Chance? Courts Divided on Fantasy

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DALLAS – DEC 14: Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo waits for the snap from the center.

Hours after a New York lower court ordered the continent’s two largest fantasy sports operators to shut down last Friday, an appeals court stayed the decision, allowing DraftKings and FanDuel to keep taking bets in their most lucrative market.

Neither the emergency appeal by DraftKings, which argued even a temporary shutdown would do “irreparable harm,” nor… [Read more…]

Are You Crazy? A Look at Daily Fantasy Sports (DSF)

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 The first thing I asked the guys at The Score was: “Are you crazy?” That was my reaction when the Toronto-based sports app developer gave me an early briefing on QuickDraft, the company’s new mobile-first, fantasy sports game aimed at a casual audience. It launched on Thursday, being released when the nascent daily fantasy sports (DFS)… [Read more…]

Are DraftKings, FanDuel Games of Skill or Chance?

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New York became the latest state to crack down on online sports fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel Tuesday when it declared the games illegal in New York. Fantasy sports played for money are already illegal in five states, but Tuesday’s decision may be the biggest yet because New York has the most daily fantasy players, according… [Read more…]

Pennsylvania Considers Fantasy Sports Limits

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Legislation to limit daily fantasy sports websites in Pennsylvania to those sponsored by the state’s 12 casinos is slated for a committee vote next week in the state House of Representatives.

The proposal would shut out major fantasy sports websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel unless they strike a deal with the state-licensed casinos, said Rep.… [Read more…]

Sports Betting Case To Go Before U.S. Appeals Court Again

Sports betting TRENTON — New Jersey’s years-long battle to legalize sports betting will get another day in court — and experts say the outlook for the state is suddenly a positive one. Nearly two months after a three-judge U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected the state’s latest bid to legalize sports wagering at casinos and racetracks,… [Read more…]

New York A.G. Inquiry into Fantasy Sports Industry

Las Vegas sportsbook contest NEW YORK — Amid reports that employees of two of the industry’s largest sites may have benefited financially from inside information, the attorney general for the state of New York Tuesday launched an inquiry into fantasy football, The New York Times reported. The attorney general has asked for internal data from DraftKings and FanDuel, two sites… [Read more…]