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Daily Fantasy Sports Are Gambling, NY Judge Says

Law360 (October 29, 2018, 11:20 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge found Friday that daily fantasy sports contests, like those offered by DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., are gambling, and that the state law that legalized them is unconstitutional, but noted that the court can't stop lawmakers from excluding them from the state's anti-gambling penal law.

The law deemed in violation of the state constitution Friday legalized "interactive fantasy contests" by defining them as games of skill, thereby exempting them from the state's definition of gambling.

Acting Justice Gerald W. Connolly ruled that there is "little, if any, identified difference" between daily fantasy contests and complex gambling...

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