If you thought the legal situation around daily fantasy sports in New York was over, think again. News has now broken that an anti-online gambling group is looking to ban DFS in the state.
Just a little over a month after governor Andrew Cuomo signed DFS legislation bill into law, an anti-online gambling group has filed a constitutional challenge to ban daily fantasy sports in New York. The group, named the Stop Predatory Gambling advocacy group, alleges DFS is illegal under New York’s constitution, and should immediately be halted.
The O’Connell and Aronowitz law firm filed the challenge on behalf of four female New York residents who have claimed to be negatively impacted by the affects of legalized internet daily fantasy sports.
The challenge is also looking to challenge the game of skill vs. game of chance discussion that New York uses as a framework to determine the legality of gambling and social app betting laws. Neil Murray, a lawyer for the O’Connell and Aronowitz law firm, claimed the group’s goal was to “protect the public from predatory gambling consistent with the Constitution,” while also stopping major DFS websites such as FanDuel from “exploiting the financially desperate and the addicted in New York.”
What DFS sites can you still access in New York?
Until a formal ruling is made on the new challenge to ban daily fantasy sports in New York, players have access to a number of great websites offering a wide range of daily fantasy contests including daily fantasy football, daily fantasy basketball, and daily fantasy baseball.
FanDuel has established itself as perhaps the best DFS site available in the US. They offer a wide range of exciting tournaments and offer fantasy games for almost all major sporting events. Check out GamingZion’s list of online daily fantasy sports sites in the US to find all the best sites you can access in New York!
What do you think of the news that the Stop Predatory Gambling group is looking to ban daily fantasy sports in New York? Will they be successful? Leave your comments below, and make sure to check out our US gambling news page for updates on the situation as it progresses!