Daily Fantasy Sports Sites FanDuel, DraftKings Agree to Stop Taking Bets in NY - NBC New York

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites FanDuel, DraftKings Agree to Stop Taking Bets in NY

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the companies last year, arguing the sites were illegal sports betting operations

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    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the deal with DraftKings and FanDuel on Monday, March 21, 2016.

    The nation's top two daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop operating in New York through the end of baseball season.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the deal with DraftKings and FanDuel on Monday. He's expected to speak more about the deal at a news conference.

    Schneiderman had sued the companies last year, arguing the sites were illegal sports betting operations and were violating state laws. The companies argue their contests are games of skill, not of chance.

    A lower court judge agreed with the attorney general and ordered them to stop, but the companies appealed. A higher state court allowed the companies to do business during the appeals process.

    State lawmakers in Albany are considering legislation that would permit the sites to operate without ambiguity.

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