From the moment that FanDuel and DraftKings received the cease-and-desist notice from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on November 10, 2015,[i] both sides have constantly gone back and forth in the courts to determine the legality of daily fantasy sports. The order insisted that both companies cease operations in the entire state of New York and refuse to accept payments from any citizens from the state. According to Schneiderman, daily fantasy games constitute as gambling, subject to criminal penalties, despite the ambiguous language in the Internet Gaming Prohibition Act (“IGPA”).[ii]
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.
Mandel, Alexander, "Fanduel and Draftkings: How We Got Here and What’s to Come" (2016). AELJ Blog. 114.