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  • deactivated84892

    Woke up to this unfortunate gem: http://www.legalsportsreport.com/9130/fanduel-draftkings-reach-ny-settlement

    Thoughts with you guys in New York.

    Statement from FanDuel

    FanDuel made the following statement via a company spokesperson:
    “We are announcing that as of today, FanDuel will cease offering paid contests in the state of New York per the terms of a settlement reached with the Attorney General on certain aspects of the ongoing litigation.

    New York is a critical state for FanDuel. FanDuel is headquartered in Manhattan, where we employ more than 170 young smart, passionate fans who are committed to innovating and providing the best fantasy experience possible. We are proud to be one of New York’s largest startup companies, and while it is disheartening for us to restrict access to paid contests in our home state, we believe this is in the best interest of our company, the fantasy industry and our players while we continue to pursue legal clarity in New York.”

    Statement from DraftKings:

    DraftKings Statement Regarding The Settlement with The New York Attorney General

    “Effective today, as part of a settlement reached with the Attorney General’s office, DraftKings will stop offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in New York State.

    We are an industry leader in technology, innovation and consumer protections, and we are grateful to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who have enjoyed playing fantasy sports on DraftKings for the last 4 years. We will continue to work with state lawmakers to enact fantasy sports legislation so that New Yorkers can play the fantasy games they love.”

    MODERATION NOTE: Now more than ever, we all need our voice to be heard. Make Your Voice heard here. Please stay on topic in this thread, we understand people are mad and/or frustrated.

  • FFguru71

    I’m reading this thread and just shaking my head at all of you….Really?? Driving to other states to enter lineups?? The $4 you’ll win on your $2 entry every night is THAT important to you?? You’ll use that much in gas every day just driving around. You all should be so proud and happy…driving to another state to make your $5-$10 worth of entries every night. Not surprising from residents of one of the most liberal states in the country I guess.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    @FFguru71 said...

    I’m reading this thread and just shaking my head at all of you….Really?? Driving to other states to enter lineups?? The $4 you’ll win on your $2 entry every night is THAT important to you?? You’ll use that much in gas every day just driving around. You all should be so proud and happy…driving to another state to make your $5-$10 worth of entries every night. Not surprising from residents of one of the most liberal states in the country I guess.

    Get lost bro lol Obviously the guys traveling to other states are playing for hundreds a night.

  • PeterGrinder

    Just to clarify —
    I’m going to be driving out to Massachusetts (closer than Vermont) to reserve a lineup for the PGA Milly Maker on DK. If I need to deposit, I have to turn my phone off and reset location before I am able to? Would I need to do it on a laptop or on the app? Only going once so I want to make sure everything is good before I drive two hours.

  • whothis

    @FFguru71 said...

    I’m reading this thread and just shaking my head at all of you….Really?? Driving to other states to enter lineups?? The $4 you’ll win on your $2 entry every night is THAT important to you?? You’ll use that much in gas every day just driving around. You all should be so proud and happy…driving to another state to make your $5-$10 worth of entries every night. Not surprising from residents of one of the most liberal states in the country I guess.

    FF, please dont assume, I am a 5 min drive from CT border, work in the tri-state area and frequently in NJ and CT. So my 10 deposit, turned into 130 last night. Took down the 5 dollar 500 mini entry and the 2 dollar shot for 20. Still a losing season for me in the nba, but I enjoy playing dfs and do whatever I want with my hard earned dollars. Could of easily dontated the 10 bucks to Mega Millions last night, but I didnt.

  • csmaniac

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    @KLT8898 said...

    I’m a NY resident and went to NJ where I tried to deposit money and couldn’t do it. I returned to NY and reached out to DK where I received an email from their support stating I will not be able to deposit any money, regardless of location, due to my NY residency. You CAN play outside of NY, just can’t deposit.

    As a NY resident things I can confirm via going to NJ.

    DK: I was able to deposit via Paypal using the app being on Wifi only/Airplane mode.
    FD: I was able to deposit via CC using the website only. I was also able to edit lines on FD being back in NY on the website.

    I have not played on DK really since the ban so I can’t confirm if editing on DK is allowed/not allowed while back in NY

    Hope that helps shed some light

  • sabresrock29

    @Galante118 said...

    Get lost bro lol Obviously the guys traveling to other states are playing for hundreds a night.

    Oh so I’m the only one driving to play the quarter arcade?

  • YeahYou

    I got this email from DK when I asked how I can deposit:

    Good Evening,

    Unfortunately, as a New York resident, you cannot deposit on the site at this time. However, our tech team is currently working on implementing a fix for this. I deeply apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Youtubekid12

    Is this a fanduel and draftkings ban or is his for all sites in New York?

  • Olhausen

    @Youtubekid12 said...

    Is this a fanduel and draftkings ban or is his for all sites in New York?

    Pretty much all sites. I think one site is still open but I’m not sure which one. I believe if you look earlier in this thread you can find it.

  • adelosa

    Hey guys not sure how many of you are interested but someone came out with a DFS game using virtual currency. I don’t know on the one hand you can keep your DFS skills sharp on the other hand imagine putting together a killer lineup and realizing you could have made bank on it if DFS was legal in NY?
    http://www.geekwire.com/2016/flowplay-debuts-daily-fantasy-sports-game-virtual-currency/

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    Play on fantasyaces. That’s where I’ll be anyway.

  • StabiloBoss10

    @csmaniac said...

    As a NY resident things I can confirm via going to NJ.

    DK: I was able to deposit via Paypal using the app being on Wifi only/Airplane mode.
    FD: I was able to deposit via CC using the website only. I was also able to edit lines on FD being back in NY on the website.

    I have not played on DK really since the ban so I can’t confirm if editing on DK is allowed/not allowed while back in NY

    Hope that helps shed some light

    The only restriction is on where you are physically located when entering a contest.

  • Jshiffy

    @StabiloBoss10 said...

    DK allows you to edit lineups from NY, I tried it this morning.

    I live in NJ and deposited and entered a golf contest before getting on the ferry to Manhattan. Once I got off the ferry and got to the office I logged into the My Lineups page and was able to edit lineups without a problem. PC and Phone.

    It was the same when I travelled to Europe over the holidays, I entered contests from the US and was able to edit lineups without an issue in Europe, couldn’t enter contests though.

    The only restriction is on where you are physically located when entering a contest.

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  • adelosa

    @Galante118 said...

    Play on fantasyaces. That’s where I’ll be anyway.

    I don’t know how long FA can keep going in NY. The small companies seem to have inserted themselves in the legislation discussions so why should they get a free pass?
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-fantasy-sports-biz-to-fight-duopoly-300242727.html

  • Olivpinc

    So I go on cbssports.com today to purchase a fantasy baseball team (Gold) and a message pop up stating eligibility disclaimer. Basically since I live in the state of NY I cannot purchase a fantasy baseball team. I knew that DFS web sites have to stop operating in the state of NY, but did not know this includes fantasy baseball full season draft teams. Can some please answer this for me please ? I’m actually curious why this is happening or Cbs choose to deny NY State residents from participating in season long fantasy baseball leagues.

  • draftngo

    Good, this monopoly that Draftking and Fanduel are creating is a joke. Even seasonal leagues will go away. I would rather they outlaw the whole industry than have those POSs take over.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    @draftngo said...

    Good, this monopoly that Draftking and Fanduel are creating is a joke. Even seasonal leagues will go away. I would rather they outlaw the whole industry than have those POSs take over.

    I didn’t know you were being forced to play on dk and fd, interesting.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    @adelosa said...

    I don’t know how long FA can keep going in NY. The small companies seem to have inserted themselves in the legislation discussions so why should they get a free pass?
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/small-fantasy-sports-biz-to-fight-duopoly-300242727.html

    I’m not sure what one has to do with the other. In fact, if anything, you’d think it gives them more reason to allow New Yorkers to continue playing. They weren’t named in the cease and desist, they weren’t a part of the negotiations, the very same negotiations that might eventually put them out of business in New York. What motive is there to not allow New Yorkers? Further more, the AG is chalking this up as a win until legislation is passed. He can tout his victory over the two main sites and the other little sites that followed like sheep to the slaughterhouse. His motive is fulfilled, why go after aces?

  • draftngo

    Seriously, it is obvious what is happening. If you don’t see it, you are in denial. Why do you think every other operator is having to leave the FSTA to start their own trade association? DK and FD are throwing everyone else under the bus for their own greed. I want the seasonal leagues to survive.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    You seriously have no idea what you’re talking about. Seasonal leagues aren’t under attack lol

  • ballabal

    I looked at the disclaimer for the CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball league and residents of Texas are also excluded. There are a total of 12 states that are excluded. NY is also included in the list. So it looks like some season long contests are also being affected. I wonder what is going to happen when the football leagues start up. There are a number of people here at work that play the season long leagues.

  • draftngo

    This is from the new Small Business FSTA. I am pretty sure I know what I am talking about. Maybe you should educate yourself.

    Save ALL Of Fantasy Sports
    Legislation aimed at regulating daily fantasy sports is creating a nationwide fantasy sports duopoly of FanDuel and Draft Kings that will destroy all small businesses in their path. The majority of the fantasy sports industry is comprised of small businesses that could be put out of business if sensible legislation is not passed. Businesses affected include long-existing season-long game operators, small to mid-size DFS operators, startups, software and app developers, advice and content sites, media companies, and more.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @draftngo said...

    This is from the new Small Business FSTA. I am pretty sure I know what I am talking about. Maybe you should educate yourself.

    Save ALL Of Fantasy Sports
    Legislation aimed at regulating daily fantasy sports is creating a nationwide fantasy sports duopoly of FanDuel and Draft Kings that will destroy all small businesses in their path. The majority of the fantasy sports industry is comprised of small businesses that could be put out of business if sensible legislation is not passed. Businesses affected include long-existing season-long game operators, small to mid-size DFS operators, startups, software and app developers, advice and content sites, media companies, and more.

    Season long may “technically” have issues with new legislation which maybe poorly written but in reality no one in their right mind would attack them. Unlike DFS, attacking SL would be a political death sentence. SL has already gained widespread social acceptance. DFS has not. The narrative maybe changing from last Fall, but I’m afraid the “scandal” albeit over sensationalized, is going to be a major bump in the road for future growth.

    Just to put it in perspective from a DFS Tax guy- My website, traffic and search volumes took a hit from my original projections. Traffic and search volume during tax season has historically double that of Week 1 NFL. This time around its between 60-80% of that and that’s WITH RG’s help!

    Having sensible legislation for all of us along with better marketing and a better narrative is needed FAST. I could see NYS go either way and the MD November referendum do the same. If the voters of Maryland buy into the casino backed narrative, that would send ripple effects throughout the industry.

  • draftngo

    It is not a good sign that the small businesses had to breakaway from the original FSTA which was built solely on seasonal leagues. Now the slimy Nigel Eccles and Robins from DK are on the FSTA board and STATS INC’s Greg Ambrosious is just as bad as the head of it all. I have said it before and I will say it again. DK and FD bought the industry, they did nothing to invent it. Now they are trying to take it over like they did it all.

  • Galante118

    • Blogger of the Month

    @draftngo said...

    This is from the new Small Business FSTA. I am pretty sure I know what I am talking about. Maybe you should educate yourself.

    Save ALL Of Fantasy Sports
    Legislation aimed at regulating daily fantasy sports is creating a nationwide fantasy sports duopoly of FanDuel and Draft Kings that will destroy all small businesses in their path. The majority of the fantasy sports industry is comprised of small businesses that could be put out of business if sensible legislation is not passed. Businesses affected include long-existing season-long game operators, small to mid-size DFS operators, startups, software and app developers, advice and content sites, media companies, and more.

    You’re bouncing from topic to topic, yes I read the same article. Yes, a $500,000 license is a bad thing for the industry. Dk and fd didn’t write the bill, greedy politicians did. Why content providers would be put out of business is beyond me. Why season long sites such as CBS, yahoo, ESPN would be at risk, again beyond me. Smaller dfs sites, yep this is a huge problem for them.

    You’re statement of them creating a monopoly and rather the industry be outlawed is what I have a problem with. It’s an untrue statement, and a dumb one. Competition is good for consumers, we know this. If politicians knew this, and weren’t so greedy, we might get reasonable legislation. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be happening. If you don’t want to play, when the only options are Dk and fd, then don’t. Hoping other people can’t because it would be illegal is a joke.

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