NY Fantasy Sports Law May Face Constitutional Roadblock

Law360, New York (June 21, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT) -- The months-long legislative battle to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York has mercifully ended following an all-day Friday/early Saturday morning marathon session, culminating in the passage of NY Senate Bill 8153 by an unexpectedly wide margin (45-17) in the Republican-controlled chamber, nearly 12 hours after the New York Assembly (the other chamber in the statehouse) passed an identical version of the DFS bill by a lopsided 91-22 vote. But while the legislative battle may be over (with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the measure into law within a matter of days), that does not necessarily mean that DFS has cleared its final legal hurdle in New York. A constitutional showdown may be on the horizon....

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