Court Rules Fantasy Sports Contests Are Illegal Gambling
(AP) -- Daily fantasy sports contests face an uncertain future in New York after an appellate court ruled that the activity amounts to illegal gambling.
The court upheld Thursday a previous decision that ruled daily fantasy sports violated the state constitution’s ban on gambling.
The court also ruled that the Legislature unlawfully authorized the activity by classifying it as a game of skill, not chance.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law in 2016 that cleared the way for companies like DraftKings and FanDuel to operate in New York.
A state attorney general's spokesman said a decision hasn't been made on whether to appeal Thursday's decision to the state's highest court.