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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

  • ZachAndTired

    It’s pretty easy to tell who in this thread came to DFS from poker and who didn’t. If you don’t think this is the first in a series of events that will eventually lead to the downfall of DFS you’ve got a rude awakening coming.

  • Vigilantes

    I am really sad now and the site just got a whole lot softer. I had $1500 of Thursday NFL action that just got released back to the pool and I am sure there are other NV residents blocked so extra overlay alert. I wonder if other sites will block NV and what other states StarsDraft will block.

    :(

  • jregger

    Nevada’s DFS ban is a business / tax play, pure and simple. DFS takes away from the state’s legal, TAXABLE sports wagering system.

    So take away DFS, and divert those players (back) to taxable gambling. Rocket science?

  • deactivated15730

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    Agree with this (Steroid’s comment on pg. 3). With all the big name investors and lawyers working for these companies involved in soooo much money in an industry perceived as gambling, how did they not see this coming, federal or state? I really hope they have their big guns ready to protect the game, players, and our funds. Really hope they did and this is all part of some master plan…

  • SmokestackLightning

    “It’s pretty easy to tell who in this thread came to DFS from poker and who didn’t. If you don’t think this is the first in a series of events that will eventually lead to the downfall of DFS you’ve got a rude awakening coming.”

    Perhaps. But assuming semi-similar situations will always play out the same way is as equally foolish.

    (But as a DFS player, you should know that already.)

  • Vigilantes

    My heart is broken… Guess I go back to some live poker again. Sigh…

  • DannyTanner

    @ZachAndTired said...

    It’s pretty easy to tell who in this thread came to DFS from poker and who didn’t. If you don’t think this is the first in a series of events that will eventually lead to the downfall of DFS you’ve got a rude awakening coming.

    I’m not the “sky is falling” type but something — and something quickly — needs to stop the tidal wave that is wiping out everything in front of it over the past two weeks.

    The crappy part: the tidal wave was the result of many drips that could have been cut off by the companies for the days, months and years leading up to the simple mistake that started this.

  • Putz

    @DannyTanner said...

    I’m not the “sky is falling” type but something — and something quickly — needs to stop the tidal wave that is wiping out everything in front of it over the past two weeks.

    The crappy part: the tidal wave was the result of many drips that could have been cut off by the companies for the days, months and years leading up to the simple mistake that started this.

    Yep, greed caused it, “conspiracy theorists” tried to prevent it.

    //drops mic.

  • wcweyman24

    Any state with casinos are gonna look real hard at this. I gamble at a casino, the casino pays taxes. If I win, I pay taxes and so does the casino. IF I play fanduel, the casino doesn’t pay taxes, if I lose like I always do, im not paying taxes. If you were a state, what would you do?

  • rgyanks

    @Putz said...

    Yep, greed caused it, “conspiracy theorists” tried to prevent it.

    //drops mic.

    They were just losing players that couldn’t build better lineups, so they went around pointing out valid flaws

  • petesdynasty

    @wcweyman24 said...

    Any state with casinos are gonna look real hard at this. I gamble at a casino, the casino pays taxes. If I win, I pay taxes and so does the casino. IF I play fanduel, the casino doesn’t pay taxes, if I lose like I always do, im not paying taxes. If you were a state, what would you do?

    Considering the state taxes you on literally everything else in your daily life…(breathing air tax coming up next)

    They can **** off.

  • emhender

    If you’re sad now, wait until you catch up on the news….

  • Njcop2001

    @gosixersgo76 said...

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

    I think it’s going to be the other way around. I think it will be the states sueing these sites.

  • AQUAFTM45

    This sucks, but it’s not surprising at all. Many states, including Nevada have been chomping at the bit to outlaw or regulate DFS. FD and DK just gave them a perfect opportunity with all of their screw ups. Starting with shoving non stop commercials down everyone’s throat. I would imagine that this in itself has turned the court of public opinion against FD/DK. The extreme majority of the country are non DFS players. I would think that just to get all of the annoying commercials to go away they would be happy to see DFS exit stage left. Their gluttonous plan is backfiring big time. I have seen many people post about having a representative for DFS players. RG being the logical choice considering it is the largest DFS community. What have we gotten? Nada enchilada, it’s like crickets, on the back of church mice, heading to a funeral. Understandable though considering most of it’s revenue is probably from advertisers.

  • Vigilantes

    While I’m at it… FU Sheldon Adelson and F the Venetian.

  • easternmh

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    @wcweyman24 said...

    Any state with casinos are gonna look real hard at this. I gamble at a casino, the casino pays taxes. If I win, I pay taxes and so does the casino. IF I play fanduel, the casino doesn’t pay taxes, if I lose like I always do, im not paying taxes. If you were a state, what would you do?

    Avoid going to the casino at all costs …. Make the +ev move

  • Njcop2001

    From the Times article (all seem reasonable to me):

    “In Washington, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, this week called on the panel to examine “whether permitting a multibillion-dollar industry to police itself serves the best interests of the American people.”

    Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Frank Pallone Jr., Democrats of New Jersey, held a news conference Tuesday outside MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets, to reiterate their calls on the Federal Trade Commission to implement safeguards and ensure a fair playing field.

    And Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, on Monday formally called for a federal investigation into any deceptive or fraudulent practices at daily fantasy sports leagues.”

  • Putz

    @Njcop2001 said...

    From the Times article (all seem reasonable to me):

    “In Washington, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, this week called on the panel to examine “whether permitting a multibillion-dollar industry to police itself serves the best interests of the American people.”

    Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Frank Pallone Jr., Democrats of New Jersey, held a news conference Tuesday outside MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets, to reiterate their calls on the Federal Trade Commission to implement safeguards and ensure a fair playing field.

    And Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, on Monday formally called for a federal investigation into any deceptive or fraudulent practices at daily fantasy sports leagues.”

    This is reasonable. Sounds like they want to keep it around.

  • wcweyman24

    Im usually pretty positive about things, but in my opinion, this is gonna get ugly real quick. If it does end, it was a hell of a lot of fun while it lasted. Guess I will go back to rip tickets at my local sportsman club.

  • Vigilantes

    And F DK & FD for not seeing the obvious and predictable problem of having employees play on other sites and having obnoxious marketing campaigns poking the bear.

    If I lived in Vancouver to play online poker, you can bet I am evaluating relocating from NV if this blows over and people can play in other states. CA here I come.

  • MrWorldwide

    You guys realize that instead of posting in the forums for politicians to “leave you alone”, or how “this is legal , but DFS is not”, or “how hypocritical they are for allowing certain things but going after other things” you can email them your thoughts….They most likely won’t listen, but if enough people do it, they might.

  • mellofellowsu

    @MrWorldwide said...

    You guys realize that instead of posting in the forums for politicians to “leave you alone”, or how “this is legal , but DFS is not”, or “how hypocritical they are for allowing certain things but going after other things” you can email them your thoughts….They most likely won’t listen, but if enough people do it, they might.

    If I were a politician I wouldn’t listen.

    I’d push the agendas of the industries that gave me the most money. That’s what DK/FD should’ve been doing all along, making political allies instead of running the billionth commercial for the day.

  • TheJBaum

    @MrWorldwide said...

    You guys realize that instead of posting in the forums for politicians to “leave you alone”, or how “this is legal , but DFS is not”, or “how hypocritical they are for allowing certain things but going after other things” you can email them your thoughts….They most likely won’t listen, but if enough people do it, they might.

    Great idea. Go here to find your representative and, don’t be foolhardy, make an intelligent argument for DFS:
    http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

  • AQUAFTM45

    As some poster on the LVRJ forum posted. If DFS files for a license with the Nevada gaming commission they are essentially admitting that what they offer is gambling. Rock and a hard place….

  • deactivated15730

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    You’d think with DK plastered all over the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown winner (regulated Horse Racing industry), that’s what they were doing… Guess Not

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