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…

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Rich Nilsen is a 12-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into the 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. A former executive with Brisnet.com, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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