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The future of daily fantasy sports sites in New York hinges on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign into law legislation that calls the popular online contests a "game of skill." That legal definition in a bill passed by Albany lawmakers early Saturday resolves the central argument in a lawsuit brought against the country's two top companies by the state attorney general, who had previously likened the online matches to illegal gambling operations based on chance. Comment?
The nation's two largest daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop taking paid bets in New York through the end of baseball season, in September, as lawmakers consider legalizing the popular online contests, the state's attorney general announced Monday. "As I've said from the start, my job is to enforce the law, and starting today, DraftKings and FanDuel will abide by it," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. Comment?
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