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  • y2mulder

    Tweet: ‏@howardstutz 3 minutes ago

    BREAKING: Nevada Gaming Control Board bans daily fantasy sports websites from Nevada. Says it’s gambling Story coming @reviewjournal #RJnow

    Letter: http://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10481

  • rgyanks

    Ok, but then what does the federal law have to do with anything? You can say that the decision is wrong, and if challenged the court or the Nevada legislature can make that decision, but the UIGEA would not matter. The commission is a state agency, which means something.

  • theseige

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    @rgyanks said...

    Ok, but then what does the federal law have to do with anything? You can say that the decision is wrong, and if challenged the court or the Nevada legislature can make that decision, but the UIGEA would not matter. The commission is a state agency, which means something.

    It only applies if and when the legislature or judicial branch agrees with the interpretation (or if it goes unchallenged) to see if the 2 laws conflict with each other

  • ActionJunkie

    @crazypaul said...

    State law cannot supersede Federal law.

    “The Supremacy Clause is the provision in Article Six, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution that establishes the United States Constitution, federal statutes, and treaties as “the supreme law of the land.” It provides that these are the highest form of law in the United States legal system, and mandates that all state judges must follow federal law when a conflict arises between federal law and either a state constitution or state law of any state.”

    It’s way more complicated than that. States can outlaw whatever they want as long as it doesn’t go against the Constitution/etc.

    I haven’t looked at the specifics yet but am guessing it would be a losing fight to fight the decision. Only hope would be to completely remove the law from the books which seems very, very unlikely I would assume.

  • Richebee

    I am so sick and f**king tired of politicians and b**ch lawyers trying to tell me what I can and can not do with my money. I already pay your ***** *** taxes. Can you leave me the **** alone?

  • Steroid

    Nevada can have more stringent rules for sure. They can do it.

    Let’s get back to the present moment though, DraftKings and FanDuel, and hopefully with Yahoo! which isn’t a big DFS player but is a big Corporate brand, should put out a joint statement, TONIGHT, disagreeing with this ruling and using a slight undertone of how they understand they need to protect their interests in the state.

    If they stay silent, it will make it very easy for other states to do the same on, say, a Friday night…

    PS – the DFS industry has to make more linking to the stock market than gambling, from a PR perspective. The gambling angle is winning the press. Start making the public hear the stock market and DFS together.

  • rgyanks

    @theseige said...

    It only applies if and when the legislature or judicial branch agrees with the interpretation (or if it goes unchallenged) to see if the 2 laws conflict with each other

    You are saying that if the legislature or judicial branch agrees, the Supremacy Clause would apply. That is false.

  • DavidK44

    I live in Nevada. I have a lineup already set for tonight’s FD, DK and Yahoo slate, as well as a dummy lineup set for Sunday’s main slate. Anyone have any thoughts as to whether I need to do anything?

  • scsa1998

    So to summarize you can go to a brothel and have “relations” with a hooker in Nevada. But god forbid you play DFS.

  • Putz

    @Steroid said...

    Nevada can have more stringent rules for sure. They can do it.

    Let’s get back to the present moment though, DraftKings and FanDuel, and hopefully with Yahoo! which isn’t a big DFS player but is a big Corporate brand, should put out a joint statement disagreeing with this ruling and using a slight undertone of how they understand they need to protect their interests in the state. IMO.

    If they stay silent, it will make it very easy for other states to do the same on, say, a Friday night…

    Where is the FSTA in all of this? Do they just sit back and collect membership checks and hold conferences?

  • qutgnt25

    Will season long fantasy sites like yahoo be forced to take down all leagues with players based in nevada? I mean how is season long different than dfs. Only difference is time. Amazing how they can cherry pick. If they were really interested in upholding law then take season long with you. The nfl should ban their product be wagered on or any of their copyrighted names be used in a casino.

  • Jason10

    Can the Nevada DFS players still make a withdraw if they have a balance on a site?

  • Putz

    @scsa1998 said...

    So to summarize you can go to a brothel and have “relations” with a hooker in Nevada. But god forbid you play DFS.

    Hookers are under strict regulation in Nevada. Don’t you have HBO?

  • soopra

    @donkshow said...

    Why can’t DK and FD host parties in Vegas? The sites are not based there.

    It doesn’t matter where the sites are based, what matters is what activities the sites are performing in Nevada.

    Pretty sure none of the casinos will allow live finals going forward because the last thing they want to do is piss off their regulator. So even if FD doesn’t respect the gaming commissions decision, the Cosmo is more than likely going to cancel the event.

  • theseige

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    @rgyanks said...

    You are saying that if the legislature or judicial branch agrees, the Supremacy Clause would apply. That is false.

    no I’m saying that if they agree with the commissions interpretation we would have to see if the state and federal law conflict with each other

  • rgyanks

    @DavidK44 said...

    I live in Nevada. I have a lineup already set for tonight’s FD, DK and Yahoo slate, as well as a dummy lineup set for Sunday’s main slate. Anyone have any thoughts as to whether I need to do anything?

    If this is effective immediately, I suspect the sites will refund any entries in contests that haven’t started and let anything that has play out. Then you will withdraw. They may not do that until tomorrow, so you may be able to play tonight.

  • Richebee

    Casino’s are gambing. Can t hey fcin ban them too, please?

  • rgyanks

    @theseige said...

    no I’m saying that if they agree with the commissions interpretation we would have to see if the state and federal law conflict with each other

    They won’t conflict because there is nothing in the UIGEA to conflict with.

  • gosixersgo76

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    This country is a fukin joke.

  • Ryazan

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    @Steroid said...

    PS – the DFS industry has to make more linking to the stock market than gambling, from a PR perspective. The gambling angle is winning the press. Start making the public hear the stock market and DFS together.

    perfectly sums it up!

    standing there like an idiot at a gas station counter and holding up the line while asking “ill have a number 2, a number 6, 2 number 9s and 4 number 10s”, and then scratching away at $20 worth of scratch tickets, now THAT is gambling. (totally legal everywhere too, and totally stupid to boot!)

  • y2mulder

    @Putz said...

    Hookers are under strict regulation in Nevada. Don’t you have HBO?

    @DHP Nevada: “Come overdose in our regulated brothels but don’t you dare wager on fantasy sports”.

    Might be the tweet of the year.

  • tonytone1908

    @scsa1998 said...

    So to summarize you can go to a brothel and have “relations” with a hooker in Nevada. But god forbid you play DFS.

    And apparently do cocaine til you almost die as well. Yeah, that’s a better alternative for their money. But I’m sure Nevada gets a piece of that pie as well.

  • Putz

    After reading this, there are two flaws:

    1. It does not ban people from Nevada or in Nevada from playing on those sites. It requires the sites’ operators to get a license to operate there.
    2. It does not define what daily is, so technically, if it runs over multiple days, it may not be considered. Just pointing this out since daily and season may be equally impacted, or not, even though they are targeting “daily” operators.

  • dfsnba1990

    WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO FIGURE OUT. States just need to tax the shit out of it just like marijuana and all is well. Everyone will allow it and call it medicinal I mean game of skill.

  • Njcop2001

    @Ryazan said...

    perfectly sums it up!

    standing there like an idiot at a gas station counter and holding up the line while asking “ill have a number 2, a number 6, 2 number 9s and 4 number 10s”, and then scratching away at $20 worth of scratch tickets, now THAT is gambling. (totally legal everywhere too, and totally stupid to boot!)

    I hope you guys realize that the stock market and lotteries are both heavily regulated with punishment of imprisonment for violations of those regulations. This is what DFS needs to regain the public trust.

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