Daily Fantasy Sports Sites in Delaware to Stop Accepting Players


Posted: July 11, 2016

Updated: October 6, 2017

Attorney General, Matthew Denn, has made it clear that daily fantasy sports sites in Delaware are no longer allowed to offer paid games.

Matthew Denn, Attorney General of Delaware, has sent out letters, ordering daily fantasy sports sites to stop offering paid services to Delawareans. Until now, the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in Delaware wasn’t decided. According to US gambling news, sites like DraftKings were free to offer paid services, as the state was awaiting DFS regulations. However, no changes occurred in the law, so the Delaware Department of Justice has ordered the operators to stop accepting money from players.

”On Thursday, the Delaware Department of Justice formally notified DraftKings, Inc., FanDuel, Inc., and Yahoo! Inc. that their respective online fantasy sports activities are not permitted under Delaware law, and asked that the companies add Delaware to their respective online lists of states in which players are not legally permitted to win monetary prizes.”

What’s next for Daily Fantasy Sports sites in Delaware?

The Attorney General’s Office clarified, that based on Delaware gambling laws, daily fantasy sports can be operated only under the control of the State, otherwise they are illegal. Until the state legislators don’t create a regulative framework for the games, paid daily fantasy sports in Delaware remain prohibited.

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