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Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Declared Gambling, Illegal In New York

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The debate has gone on recently regarding Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings: are they gambling, and therefore illegal?

Well, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has made his feelings on the matter clear. Minutes ago, Schneiderman ruled that DFS games are not based on skill, and are therefore gambling. Schneiderman then ordered FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking any bets in New York. 

">@AGSchneiderman orders #FanDuel and #DraftKings to "cease and desist" operations in NY https://t.co/iokUYgFe9s

— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV)

BREAKING: @AGSchneiderman orders #FanDuel and #DraftKings to "cease and desist" operations in NY https://t.co/iokUYgFe9s

— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) November 10, 2015

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This is a major ruling in regards to DFS, and it will be interesting to where this goes from here. Stay tuned.