Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Sports- Soon a Fantasy?

New York recently joined the ranks of states that have outlawed daily online “fantasy” games such as fantasy football.  Specifically, New York’s attorney general recently prohibited both Fan Duel and DraftKings from taking bets from New Yorkers, although most fantasy leagues have been held to be legal under the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).  Among other things, New York has expressed concern with health and gambling experts’ belief that daily fantasy sports may be creating public health and other problems associated with gambling.  More to come.