DraftKings and FanDuel filed separate lawsuits against the Illinois Attorney General one day after she declared daily fantasy sports violated state gambling laws.
Once again, both companies state that their contests are games of skills, which are allowed by state law.
This follows the action that the state of New York took against both companies earlier this year.
What I don’t get is how can you allow state and regional/national lotteries and have casinos and/or horse racing in your state but you don’t allow this. Seems to me that some of these states are either being hypocritical or want a piece of the action… or perhaps these elected officials need some publicity.
I’m not against having some sort of regulations in place and reasonable oversight… but I do find it a bit curious how winners and losers are picked by the government. One could be hopeful and think that the government just wants to protect the public but I find it strange that these state intervention type actions weren’t even on the radar until it was brought up in one of the presidential debates. I’m sure there was some activity on this prior to that but it’s funny how the tail seems to wag the dog… it does have a smell to it that some just want to be in the news for giving the appearance of doing right by the people… even if most don’t want it or don’t care on this issue.
I wonder how many of these folks who are publicly against fantasy sports are in money leagues themselves… or participate in other “gambling” situations?