NY AG's Fantasy Sports Case Could Turn On Length Of Games

By Zachary Zagger (November 17, 2015, 11:05 PM EST) -- The New York attorney general's attack on DraftKings and FanDuel draws a line between daily and seasonlong fantasy sports, setting up a fact-specific dispute that could hinge on just how fantasy contests are defined.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shocked the daily fantasy sports industry last week, hitting its two biggest operators with cease-and-desist letters demanding they immediately stop taking wagers from New York residents and deeming their businesses to be illegal gambling operations under state law.

The move has forced DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. into a corner where they are now fighting to defend the legality of their...

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