Too Easy To Play? Your Fantasy Game Might Be Illegal

Law360, New York (July 24, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT) -- The online fantasy sports world is exploding in popularity, with billions of dollars in action flowing and new industry entrants trying to cash in. But as a new breed of short-term, easy-to-play contests creeps toward the invisible line where skill turns to luck, experts say prosecutors armed with a host of anti-gambling laws may spring into action.

Major sports leagues, broadcasters and established Internet powers love fantasy sports because they increase interest in contests and in athletes that might not normally be in the limelight. The love of Joe Sports Fan for the contests— in which participants pick teams of professional...

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