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  • Cameron

    RG Co-Founder

    • 2014 FanDuel NFL Survivor Champion

    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    Update: This thread was written before the NY Attorney general sent cease and desist in NY letters to Fanduel and DraftKings.

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    Statement from FanDuel

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    Following post made before NY news broke

    Hey Grinders,

    The battle to keep DFS fully legal is still going on in some states, and obviously New York is an important one. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is considering preventing New Yorkers from playing daily fantasy sports. There are over 500,000 daily fantasy players in the state of New York and AG Schneiderman would like to put in place restrictive measures that prevent your ability to play. It’s time for our community to come together and stand up against these unreasonable efforts.

    If you live in New York, you can help now. Make sure AG Eric Schneiderman hears from you. Tell him you support daily fantasy sports for all in New York state. Daily fantasy sports is fun, entertaining and a game of skill. NY has bigger challenges than fantasy football.

    Please contact the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman via phone, email, etc. at the details below, and visit this URL to petition

    Sign the Online Petition to New York Attorney General

    Other NY Contacts:

    GOV. ANDREW CUOMO
    District: NY
    Phone:(518) 474-8390
    Fax:(518) 474-1513

    ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN
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  • bbqnut

    @mayakoba1 said...

    if in NY, will you still be able to enter contests this week while the situation plays out?

    I don’t think anyone knows. I think today is day 5. I don’t know what happens starting tomorrow for NY residents.

  • sportsgrinder

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Steroid said...

    Wondering if there’s a clever way to make DFS, Season Long, at least in name, but in practice somewhat the same.

    $20 X 12 weeks to start the season? Pick your players every week. Smaller pools divided out weekly based on weekly performance. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season wins the large prize pool? That could be fun.

    Fantasy Fued already offers this format. It’s pretty fun.

  • pinballmick

    What I want to know is how can the AG justify allowing these to operations to stay open if he considers them illegal gambling operations. I know New Yorkers will not be able to play. but all other people from other states will be able to play games on Fan duel and draft kings servers which are located in NYC. So your either running a illegal betting operation or your not. what difference does it make where the bets are coming from. I don’t think the AG of New York can have it both ways in front of a judge and say oh it’s illegal gambling but will allowing it to happen for bets from all players out side of NY state. But New York State players are banded. Does this make any sense.

  • JustDFSin

    @pinballmick said...

    What I want to know is how can the AG can justify allowing these to operations to stay open if he considers
    them illegal gambling operations. I know New Yorkers will not be able to play. but all other
    people from other states will be able to play games on Fan duel and draft kings servers which are located in NYC. So your either running a illegal betting operation or your not. what difference does it make where the bets are coming from. I don’t think the AG of New York can have it both ways in front of a judge and say oh it’s illegal gambling but will allowing it to happen for bets from all players out side of NY state. But New York State players are banded. Does this make any sense.

    Different states different rules.

  • tommykarate

    @bbqnut said...

    I don’t think anyone knows. I think today is day 5. I don’t know what happens starting tomorrow for NY residents.

    it was issues last Tuesday. Not sure if its business days or not.

  • loured

    • 618

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    It is 5 business days

  • madmanjayWV

    is this of any concern to anyone? I mean y would payments need to be delayed to NY residents? MAKES NO SENSE? — http://www.wham1180.com/articles/rochester-news-122742/fanduel-payouts-held-up-14128347/

  • yh4j

    http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/16/new-york-fantasy-leagues/75881750/

    “Time and time again, New York has stood in the way, whether by over-regulation or outright banning, of activities that are legal and enjoyed in most states across the country,” Ranzenhofer, who represents part of the city of Rochester, said in a statement. “This bill further protects the rights of businesses and individuals who wish to engage in this type of commerce in the state of New York.”

  • yh4j

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/n-y-lawmaker-aid-fanduel-draftkings-article-1.2436626

    “DraftKings and FanDuel have hired a fleet of lobbyists to convince the Legislature to legalize their gambling operations,” said Schneiderman spokesman Damien LaVera. “How does that square with these companies’ insistence that their sites are presently legal?”

  • yh4j

    https://twitter.com/DamienLaVera/status/666322845694353412

  • footballfplyer55567

    Man I wish the ruling on this would come out already.

  • dabearz556

    I hope you NY’s don’t vote for him next term. What a joke!

  • jason18801999

    Say the judge rules in favor of the Attorney General, will the sites have to shut down immediately? Or can they remain open through the appeals process?

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @dabearz556 said...

    I hope you NY’s don’t vote for him next term. What a joke!

    How is this guy a Democrat? Taking money from casinos then messing with a competitor calling them “immoral”. Sounds like Sheldon Adelson and Schneiderman is no different than his bought and paid for GOP ilk in Congress.

  • Bigo1

    That was bad

  • yanks237

    @Bigo1 said...

    That was bad

    yes quite indeed. Link here:“http://www.legalsportsreport.com/6690/dfs-sites-lose-ny-court-battle/”

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