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  • y2mulder

    Literally filed it on the way to Times Square last night. Wants money to be returned to losing players, and a fine of $5,000 per case. Also rips apart their advertisements as deceptive in nature.

    Talk about going for the throat.

    Rovell tweeted the story this morning: http://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/14458955/new-york-attorney-general-wants-draftkings-fanduel-return-profits

  • heatster

    I do think the ads are somewhat to blame for the crusade against DFS. I don’t know if it’s the content of them or just the suffocating volume. I cringe every time one of those “I turned $20 in 2 million” comes on. I can just hear people saying “Wait a second, that’s legal?” I understand wanting to grow your business and I realize they have done so, but they’ve drawn a ton of negative attention to the industry within the last year. If it would have stayed more “low key” would that have prevented some of this? I don’t know. Maybe it was just a matter of time regardless.

  • FunkyColdModella

    So New York thinks it’s criminal to spend some of your hard earned dollars wagering yet they’re okay with taxing the shit out of smokes to make them cost $10 a pack.

    #greedyasspoliticians

  • bigtroll04

    I believe this AG plans on running for governor of n.y. state

  • bokshilyi

    Maybe I should sue McDonalds for having to pay $4.50 for a Big Mac that looks nothing like their ads.

  • poonwhipped1

    @ColonialRampage said...

    Obviously I hate the move, but you’ve got to imagine most of those 600,000 are losers so who knows which side of this they might take.

    Gee thanks! Just because I play DFS in NY doesn’t make me a LOSER

  • royalfan

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      2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    Very scary that these types of decisions are going to be made by people who aren’t qualified to make them. The are so many nuances of both daily and season long that they don’t understand. It would be nice if a panel of a few top daily players and a few top season long players could have 5 or 6 hour sitdown with these people. Not argue, like the lawyers are doing, which is just pissing off the AG even more. But to thoroughly explain the games and the things that may need changed in the form of regulation etc.

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @royalfan said...

    Very scary that these types of decisions are going to be made by people who aren’t qualified to make them.

    You mean, like the courts and stuff?

  • royalfan

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      2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    You mean, like the courts and stuff?

    Yes. Qualified may not have been the right word. These are very complex issues. Issues that it takes somewhat that has played to fully understand. And also someone that has played to explain properly.

  • Olhausen

    To be honest I’m really starting to feel like this is a losing battle. When the judge ruled in the AG’s favor it made me feel as if they government is going to shut down Dfs no matter how good of an argument the sites lawyers give. It’s sad he’s acting like he’s protecting consumers because for me personally he’s doing the exact opposite if Dfs gets shut down. Without going into details of my personal life let’s just say I had a lot of problems in my life. I took care of those problems but this time I stumbled upon Dfs and it instantly became my number one passion. I have not been irresponsible with my money once while playing Dfs. But there were plenty of times where I was desperate in the past and blew money on lotto tickets and scratch offs. In fact Dfs has taught me how to be more responsible with my money and my life has never been better. I fear the day when I don’t have fantasy sports to keep me occupied and maybe going back to my troubled past.

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @royalfan said...

    Yes. Qualified may not have been the right word. These are very complex issues. Issues that it takes somewhat that has played to fully understand. And also someone that has played to explain properly.

    So in other words we need some gamblers to explain that its not gambling?

  • royalfan

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    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    So in other words we need some gamblers to explain that its not gambling?

    Nope. Not at all. No clue where you are getting that, but it sure as hell is not from me. Need people to explain it to them in a Q and A type setting so they can get a better understanding on what they are ruling on and filing about. Clearly the AG does not have a very good understanding of it. Not sure what your opinion is, but feel free to go ahead and give it.

  • bradizpro

    • 2016 FABC Finalist

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Ryazan

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    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    So in other words we need some gamblers to explain that its not gambling?

    It’s not gambling, not sure how many times clueless people like you need it explained

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @Ryazan said...

    It’s not gambling, not sure how many times clueless people like you need it explained

    I love DFS but Im able to call a spade a spade. No need for the insults

  • ClownShoes

    Everything in life has chance and a gamble to it. Blow up the laws and rewrite them. It is 2016.

  • AtGame7

    @Ryazan said...

    It’s not gambling, not sure how many times clueless people like you need it explained

    Just because you don’t want it to be doesn’t mean it isn’t. You can gamble on a game of skill.

    I still can’t believe the issue is whether or not it’s gambling, who cares? If that’s the real problem for this loser AG then I guess the church bingo game is next on the agenda, right? I mean, let’s tackle the big issues, ya know?

  • AtGame7

    @ClownShoes said...

    Everything in life has chance and a gamble to it. Blow up the laws and rewrite them. It is 2016.

    It’s early in January, but this should have a shot at post of the year.

  • neglafes

    I agree with the AG, action needs to be taken.

  • Mattg45

    @heatster said...

    I do think the ads are somewhat to blame for the crusade against DFS. I don’t know if it’s the content of them or just the suffocating volume. I cringe every time one of those “I turned $20 in 2 million” comes on.

    Ya, I always felt that if they were going to do all those commercials they needed to include more people like the guy who only won 300 dollars,( you know the guy who says “every week I can beat my friends on fanduel) and less I won over 2 million. I got to be honest thou, I remember for a few years seeing a fanduel commercial of a guy who won over 60,000 and I always thought to myself, bulls***. The only reason I started playing was because a few buddies of mine showed me what it was about. Obviously you can win 60,000 in one tournament, but back when I new next to nothing about daily fantasy I thought bs.

  • Olhausen

    @neglafes said...

    I agree with the AG, action needs to be taken.

    Of course you’d think like this. Just like every other loser does!

  • Mattg45

    To be honest guys, I don’t know how many people here are from buffalo/niagara falls area but a few years ago someone lost around a million bucks in casino niagara and pulled a gun out on the casino floor and shot himself in the head. If someone knows this guy I mean no disrespect but casinos feed gambling addictions, not daily fantasy.

  • ActionJunkie

    This has ulterior motive written all over it. Someone needs to bump the thread here that showed all of the NY AG’s shady business/political past (the Trump stuff is pretty funny too). Schneiderman starts with wanting to shut down the sites for the good of the people because it’s “gambling” under New York law (damn you Mike&Mike). AND NOW ~2months later after everything that’s happened is going for the throat with a $$ lawsuit. Someone has his ear and is pulling the strings… hopefully DK & FD lawyers get to the bottom of this.

  • Olhausen

    I saw the story on abc world news I believe about how Schneider scumb is suing DK and FD to get all New Yorker’s money back who played on the sites. Unreal it’s making national nightly news now.

  • stoptheinsanity

    @neglafes said...

    I agree with the AG, action needs to be taken.

    I can’t tell if you are serious. You truly believe that people that compete in a competition and lose should be rewarded for losing?

  • neglafes

    @Olhausen said...

    Of course you’d think like this. Just like every other loser does!

    Donald Trump?

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