On November 10, 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pictured) ordered daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites like FanDuel and DraftKings to immediately cease New York operations on the grounds that their businesses constitute illegal gambling. The general public, as well as the companies themselves, believed DFS to be an entirely legal form of fantasy sports wagering. Although discourse has arisen about the legality of DFS, traditional fantasy sports seem to have escaped scrutiny by both Schneiderman and the general public.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 26, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Kar, Michael, "Traditional Fantasy Sports v. DFS, and Why the Former is Escaping Scrutiny" (2016). AELJ Blog. 109.