Daily Fantasy Ruling Could Spur Change To NY Gambling Ban

Law360 (February 11, 2020, 10:21 PM EST) -- A New York state appellate court has thrown daily fantasy sports into hot water by finding that contests like those offered by DraftKings and FanDuel are illegal. But the ruling could actually push lawmakers to change the state's constitutional prohibition on gambling expansion, potentially clearing the way for mobile and online sports betting at the same time.

The New York Appellate Division, Third Department, found Thursday that daily fantasy sports, or DFS, contests are gambling under the state penal code. The court struck down a 2016 law passed at the eleventh hour to legalize DFS amid enforcement actions by the state...

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