• km19shel

    This may have already been answered elsewhere, but I live about 30 minutes from the Massachusetts border. If I drive into Massachusetts, will it let me enter a DFS contest even though I am a NYS resident?

    Per Fanduel:
    “at the time of deposit or game entry you are physically located in the United States of America or Canada in a jurisdiction in which participation in the contest is not prohibited by applicable law”

    Anyone else try this?

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  • jklsr265

    you will be able to enter but you wont be able to withdraw because they check your drivers license

  • km19shel

    Have you been prevented from withdrawing?

    Nothing in the terms of use on FD state that you cannot withdraw funds if located within a restricted state.

    If you get a 1099-MISC, that is for federal taxes.

  • Putz

    Interesting how poorly the sites are handling this. As a resident of a state where sportsbooks are illegal, it is not illegal for me to go to Vegas and use their sportsbooks. If I win, I am expected to pay both state and federal taxes.

    With this ruling, are residents restricted or all people just physically located in the state geographical boundary, or both? I never understood why residency was the only eligibility criterion for these sites.

    It would be in the sites’ best interest to exploit this if it is now considered “gambling” in New York. Meaning, allow NY residents to play, but not while physically in their state. To ensure this happens, require browser/mobile geolocation for gameplay, and if someone is a resident of a forbidden state, they must actively click a box systems they are not physically in that state. While people can surpass these geolocation technologies, these measures should support continued play.

    It is archaic to forbid it based on residency unless the law specifically states this vs. “operating in the state”

  • xdan3220

    @jklsr265 said...

    you will be able to enter but you wont be able to withdraw because they check your drivers license

    I’m not so sure about this. The sites aren’t going to prevent you from withdrawing funds, they can’t operate WITHIN the state as far as I can tell from the ruling. Their operations are not paying out funds within someones account but instead running DFS games. So nothing should prevent them from allowing persons to withdraw funds regardless of what state they are in. The AG is dumb but I don’t think he is so dumb to prevent NY residents from withdrawing their funds on the site.

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