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  • barro

    just heard this on the news
    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1203813/illinois-ag-daily-fantasy-sports-contests-illegal-gambling

    what happens to tickets we have on sites?
    Looks like my run is temporarily on hold.

  • BigA

    Times up

    https://twitter.com/DannyEcker/status/679795940111290368

  • gobluetjg91

    PANIC!!!!

  • Ryan138

    Sad day….

  • bearjew289

    Yea what does this mean exactly…cuz I’ve been putting in a lot of work and starting to do much better in NBA.

  • misfit

    Hoping they can get a stay or whatever similar to what happened in NY.
    This is beyond absurd. I so hate living in this state for many reasons.
    Chicago used to be a great City but has since fallen back to the corrupt mess it was back in the late 60’s.
    Madigan ignores the fact that crime and corruption run rampant yet targets DFS.
    A perfect example of how this state is run.

  • kressmi

    Politics suck!!! You would think they would have more to worry about then this issue.

  • Ryazan

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    @kressmi said...

    Politics suck!!! You would think they would have more to worry about then this issue.

    damn how is it even an “issue”??

  • tvsfrink

    “Madigan noted that there is pending legislation before state lawmakers, though, that would exempt such games from Illinois’ gambling law.”

    “Riverside Democratic Rep. Mike Zalewski introduced legislation in October to legalize the contests. He said in a statement Wednesday that the opinion gives the matter “clarity” as he negotiates legislation to make daily fantasy betting “safe, fun play.””

    “While Madigan reached a similar conclusion as the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, she did not go as far as his office did last month, which issued a cease-and-desist order against FanDuel and DraftKings from taking bets from New York residents.”

  • BobGrinder

    http://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/14430508/illinois-attorney-general-lisa-madigan-says-daily-fantasy-sports-betting-illegal-gambling

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1203813/illinois-ag-daily-fantasy-sports-contests-illegal-gambling

  • PDFOUR

    @tvsfrink said...

    “Madigan noted that there is pending legislation before state lawmakers, though, that would exempt such games from Illinois’ gambling law.”

    “Riverside Democratic Rep. Mike Zalewski introduced legislation in October to legalize the contests. He said in a statement Wednesday that the opinion gives the matter “clarity” as he negotiates legislation to make daily fantasy betting “safe, fun play.””

    “While Madigan reached a similar conclusion as the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, she did not go as far as his office did last month, which issued a cease-and-desist order against FanDuel and DraftKings from taking bets from New York residents.”

    I don’t understand how that is any different than announcing draftkings to be illegal. Draftkings will shut us down for being in Illinois.

  • PDFOUR

    @Ryazan said...

    damn how is it even an “issue”??

    The crazy thing is Madigan said if it’s a game of skill or chance is irrelevant to the fact money is involved.

  • eKing

    My state is still legal, but I’m still pissed.. I’m done trying to make sense of most these politicians. They tend to prioritize unimportant issues such as DFS over social, economic, police brutality and firearms.

    Let’s face it DFS’ers, we’re a minority, and we all know how misunderstood minorities get treated in this country, especially by politicians. If any politicians (against DFS) are reading this, I have a very simple message for you… You have all that voice and power, but you tend to waste it all away trying to destroy the things in which you can’t understand. From the bottom of my heart, suck a ****! I’ll say it to your face too, because you people are a bigger problem than DFS ever will be.

    Karma is a bigger bitch than them as well.

  • skeeter1114

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    @PDFOUR said...

    The crazy thing is Madigan said if it’s a game of skill or chance is irrelevant to the fact money is involved.

    So how are casinos, lotteries, and horse racing legal then?

    Yes I know the real answer

  • tgowen

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    Well, that sucks. Another state bites the dust. Does anyone think we are getting any closer to DFS becoming regulated, or are we just counting down the days to finding another hobby?

    Not trying to be a doomsdayer, I honestly have no idea where everything stands.

    Again, sorry to all of the Illinois players out there.

  • deejones49

    That sucks #dfslivesmatter

  • barro

    Madigan seemed to sweep in quickly here. Not sure if it’s a power move against legislation or if someone just made a nice donation to her campaign funds
    Prior to this it seemed like the legislation was a sure thing to clear DFS

  • Ryazan

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    @skeeter1114 said...

    So how are casinos, lotteries, and horse racing legal then?

    Yes I know the real answer

    and most importantly, the stock market

  • sportsgrinder

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    The positive here is that this “opinion” may create a greater sense of urgency for the legislation that is underway in both the state house and senate. When I called my local state representatives and senators a few weeks ago, they indicated they were getting a lot of pro-dfs feedback but didn’t know much about the issue yet. None of them had strong opinions which would lead me to think we have a chance to influence the passage of this bill. I had a chance to speak directly with some of them and the staff of others. Basics facts like they are US companies, we get 1099s for our profits, and were paying federal and state taxes were new to them and positives.

    We have a chance to impact the future legality with productive, respectful, educational, interaction with our legislators. If we act like a bunch of *icks it’s not going to help anyone.

  • TeamTwerk

    @PDFOUR said...

    The crazy thing is Madigan said if it’s a game of skill or chance is irrelevant to the fact money is involved.

    I guess next they are going to have to shut down chess tournaments in Illinois that have an entry fee and prizes if skill or chance is irrelevant to the fact money is involved.

  • sportsgrinder

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    @TeamTwerk said...

    I guess next they are going to have to shut down chess tournaments in Illinois that have an entry fee and prizes if skill or chance is irrelevant to the fact money is involved.

    The other key distinction she noted is that in dfs we don’t actually participate in the real life game we are picking players from. This is what differentiates it from a chess player paying to enter a contest to win a prize from their direct participation.

  • tarheel66

    You got to love all THE CROOKS that are in our Government

  • chwbn

    So if we put entries in earlier today do they shut down and get our money back if it’s illegal? I’m scared. :(

  • bearjew289

    I’ve been racking up some entries to the Santa Slam…think we’ll be able to play on Friday?

  • TeamTwerk

    @sportsgrinder said...

    The other key distinction she noted is that in dfs we don’t actually participate in the real life game we are picking players from. This is what differentiates it from a chess player paying to enter a contest to win a prize from their direct participation.

    I see it as DFS players are directly participating in a real life DFS competition against other players.

  • sportsgrinder

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    I agree with you. I’m just sharing what she said in the full opinion document.

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