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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

  • depalma13

    Every house member and Senator that is going after DFS is a Democrat.

  • jameson416

    what agitates me more than anything is there are so many other issues in this country that are far more pressing. However, like with many other issues, they will prob push this to the forefront and try to kill it because its big scary and bad gambling!! And I live in the bible belt so I truly have genuine concern…

  • alabama9608

    @y2mulder said...

    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

    You can bang hookers, but can’t play DFS! What a POS state!

  • MikeSos760

    @alabama9608 said...

    You can bang hookers, but can’t play DFS! What a POS state!

    Hahaha. That’s a funny way to look at it.

  • Ryazan

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    @jameson416 said...

    what agitates me more than anything is there are so many other issues in this country that are far more pressing. However, like with many other issues, they will prob push this to the forefront and try to kill it because its big scary and bad gambling!! And I live in the bible belt so I truly have genuine concern…

    ISIS members are currently living in the US, but DFS is what needs resources put into it.

    K

  • Linsanity88

    This feels like online poker all over again.

    First things first: Nevada absolutely has the authority to ban DFS within their borders. The UIGEA only states that Fantasy Sports are not considered unlawful internet gambling under federal law. It does not create any sort of right or privilege for Fantasy Sports providers to operate everywhere in the US regardless of state law. Individual states have the authority to regulate Fantasy Sports more strictly, and indeed, several states have opted to ban DFS within their borders (e.g. Washington). Going forward, it looks like Nevada residents won’t be able to play on DFS sites, and the sites will need to move any live finals that they had planned in Las Vegas.

    As for how big an impact this has on the industry, it depends on how other states react. If other states follow suit and also ban DFS, then we could see a Black Friday type situation (for those who aren’t familiar, Black Friday as April 15, 2011, when the US DOJ indicted the major online poker operators and prevented them from operating within the US). My current read is that Nevada is likely to be alone on this at the moment (though they could possibly joined by NJ and maybe a couple other states). The bigger concern would be a re-evaluation of the status of DFS under the UIGEA. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which predated the UIGEA, basically gave only a couple states the authority to offer and regulate sports betting. If the Supreme Court (or another federal court) were to deem that DFS falls under the provisions of the PASPA, it would basically kill the industry.

  • Pennywize69

    Didn’t DFS just go through this same idea with the state of Kansas and it was deemed legal?

  • gosixersgo76

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    @depalma13 said...

    Every house member and Senator that is going after DFS is a Democrat.

    So killing babies is good but doing research for hours and wagering my own hard earned money (whatever is left of it after getting raped by taxes) is bad. Got it.

  • Trivonus

    I have no words. America is becoming a country where the inmates are running the asylum.

  • Sjolly83

    seriously? Damn this sucks feel like it’s gonna get worse. Really wish dfs didn’t grow so fast and garner so much attention. Can’t believe dk or Fd never had and foresight to see this coming

  • Putz

    @Trivonus said...

    I have no words. America is becoming a country where the inmates are running the asylum.

    Some would argue that is what got FD and DK into this predicament in the first place.

  • Dmurphy104

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    Yeah, DFS needs to go on the offensive fast. What sucks is it has nothing to do with gambling it’s all about states greed. Nearly every state has casinos and lotteries.

  • gosixersgo76

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    Please Draft Kings and Fan Duel sue the crap out of the New York Times, Nevada, and Florida.

  • mellofellowsu

    Hopefully this is isolated to Nevada. I live in Cali and I should hope they know that I’m going to any of their shitty casinos anyway, so leave DFS alone.

  • rgreuli

    https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/654804618887565312/photo/1

  • Ryazan

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    @gosixersgo76 said...

    Please Draft Kings and Fan Duel sue the crap out of the New York Times, Nevada, and Florida.

    YES! YES!! YES!!!

  • wcweyman24

    PA will shortly follow suit. Casinos are already lobbying like hell against it.

  • depalma13

    Guess what the viewership on the CBS Sports Network game of Western Kentucky and North Texas would be without DFS.

  • Mstrotter

    @depalma13 said...

    Every house member and Senator that is going after DFS is a Democrat.

    I’m glad I live in Alabama then

  • rgyanks

    @Linsanity88 said...

    though they could possibly joined by NJ and maybe a couple other states

    I don’t think NJ is likely. NJ has been fighting very hard to be allowed to have sports betting in the state. They are clearly not against allowing gambling. It just makes no sense that sports betting is prohibited by federal law and not supported by the leagues, and DFS is.

  • rgreuli

    0.002%

  • Bschwarze325

    @jigandreel said...

    Next Live event on a CRUISE SHIP. Well until those pesky pirates find out about it.

    Would much rather do this than a hotel in Vegas anyhow!!

  • Bschwarze325

    @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, 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.

    Agreed in whole here. They need to get infront of this ASAP and make sure the media isn’t controlling the topic again..

  • Ganshor

    Interesting that at the beginning of this month they had a large gaming conference out in Vegas while I was there. The scuttlebutt around town from the dealers and drink-slingers was that they were looking at ways to tap the gambling market in casinos since the 20s-30s werent as drawn to table games, slots and video poker.

    Though the talk was they were looking at finding a way to tap the video game market, nothing I heard mentioned DFS…could just be random timing…

  • Bschwarze325

    Hoping to see some statements made by FanDuel and/or DraftKings as quickly as they can!
    Would also like to know what this means for the live qualifiers. It seems like Nevada is shooting themselves in the foot because now if the live qualifiers have to be moved elsewhere, so will the money spent at said live events!!

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