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  • Ryazan

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    I live in Massachusetts – a state where not only is DFS legal, but recently the AG herself has stated it is legal, and will have regulations. Well, one of my credit cards has blocked Fanduel deposits because it deems it “illegal gambling”. So in other words, they just made this up out of thin air and decided to go with it, thus revoking my right as a citizen of Massachusetts of using my money on something that is legal in Massachusetts.

    I know that processors had pressure on them to stop accepting payments in NY, but that’s that – what the hell does Massachusetts or any other currently legal state have anything to do with it? The credit card company has just made up a rule without ANY logic whatsoever, and now they are violating my civil rights as a good American citizen.

    Citicards is the company by the way, completely ridiculous that they just made this garbage up that goes directly against what is actually legal.

    Another credit card did work just fine, in case anyone was wondering.

  • jregger

    I agree that DFS should be legal, but…

    Your credit card cannot “violate [your] civil rights” but implementing this new rule. There is clear logic behind the company’s action (whether or not you agree with it).

    Use PayPal or use another credit card, and move on.

  • AtGame7

    Violating civil rights? That’s going just a bunch too far don’t you think?

    You have the right as a cardholder to abide by their terms of service which are always changing (something you agreed to when you got the card).

    Civil rights? Come on man.

    Edit= I do agree it’s a lame move by Citi, though.

  • AtGame7

    Have laws changed in Colorado around purchasing pot with a credit card? I know credit card companies and even some banks feared federal crackdown even though pot is legal as far as the state was concerned and didn’t allow purchases via credit/debit card.

  • Ryazan

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    My main problem is that credit card companies are just randomly deciding now that Fanduel is illegal gambling, even though by law, it is 100% legal in 43 states

  • jimmyrad

    Wait, you deposit? Ouch

  • JMAC126

    @Ryazan said...

    My main problem is that credit card companies are just randomly deciding now that Fanduel is illegal gambling, even though by law, it is 100% legal in 43 states

    Yeah but citibank is based in NYC. How many banks have their headquarters in states that are already banned?

  • MrWorldwide

    You can cancel your Citi-Card and let them know why

  • infy72

    Other members here have had issues with Citi, so it might be a company-wide decision they made based on the NY situation. Not a smart move on their part if it is.

  • donnybasbl

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    @infy72 said...

    Other members here have had issues with Citi, so it might be a company-wide decision they made based on the NY situation. Not a smart move on their part if it is.

    Not a smart move?

    What % of Citibank’s credit card revenue comes from people making DFS deposits? It’s too small to even be considered a rounding error for them.

  • gje627

    @Ryazan said...

    The credit card company has just made up a rule without ANY logic whatsoever, and now they are violating my civil rights as a good American citizen.

    The credit card company is “extending you credit.” In other words, they are allowing you to borrow money from them for financial expenditures. Since you are using THEIR money and NOT your own money they have every right to refuse to “loan you money” to play DFS, especially in circumstances where the loan will be used for something that, agree or not, may ultimately be deemed illegal under federal or state gambling law or federal banking law and therefore leave them exposed to fines or other even more severe penalties.

    Again, like it or not, regardless of what the banks or you and I think about DFS legality under current law it will not be left up to us and the banks to make this determination.

  • idontluvdemhos

    Fanduel banned me b/c I used to live in a state where it is illegal and do not have a driver’s license. I reside in a legal state now and have not even traveled to an illegal state this year(Nevada when it was legal though). They have ignored my e-mails and even send me a list of requirements I need to meet which I clearly meet all of them. I have asked them multiple times to answer even one question for me and they refuse to even acknowledge the questions.

    Haven’t seen a site this shady since Ultimate Bet and we all know how that ended. Played poker professionally for 10 years now and have never had a site treat me the way Fanduel has this weekend.

  • davegomez1952

    @jregger said...

    I agree that DFS should be legal, but…

    Your credit card cannot “violate [your] civil rights” but implementing this new rule. There is clear logic behind the company’s action (whether or not you agree with it).

    Use PayPal or use another credit card, and move on.

    violating civil rights?? lmao. get a prepaid card or something. not hard to figure out.

  • Nookx

    It’s not violating your civil rights but it is bullshit. Citi bank is a crock of shit. Take your business elsewhere.

  • Putz

    @jimmyrad said...

    Wait, you deposit? Ouch

    True, I thought he was a big winner!

  • bobbyrogers46

    I have wondered how many folks out there play on credit? Just really seems like a bad finacial decision to me. If a site doesn’t take PayPal, they don’t want me to play. I can honestly say, from deposits to withdraws of all the sites, I have never went in the red in my PayPal account. The best way to keep a wife whom has an MBA and specialized in accounting in the business world happy is to keep all gambling funds segregated from family accounts.

  • tgowen

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    @donnybasbl said...

    Not a smart move?

    What % of Citibank’s credit card revenue comes from people making DFS deposits? It’s too small to even be considered a rounding error for them.

    Yea, I think a lot of people have an inflated perception of how important DFS is. It kind of goes along with the idea of the economy losing out on millions of dollars if DFS goes away. If DFS were to disappear something tells me those millions wouldn’t immediately be placed in coffee cans and buried in the yard.

  • haze28

    Make better lineups so you don’t have to use a card!

  • soopra

    Just made a FD deposit last night on my Citicard. It went through with no issues whatsoever.

  • LegiaWwa

    I thought you were the best player in all of the land? Karma is a bitch

  • XrayPunk

    @jimmyrad said...

    Wait, you deposit? Ouch

    Maybe he is the guy from the John Oliver bit about DFS “I turned $30 into $2,000,000 into $40 into $0.” ?

    And didn’t he already max out his credit cards? Cause that is Step One in his master plan.

  • 100rings

    crickets from Ryazan…..

  • BobGrinder

    They were ordered by the NY AG to stop processing DFS transactions, did you really think this was their idea?

  • tianyihe

    I don’t know about you guys, but if you had any kind of real money in your account, given all the negative news and potential regulations, wouldn’t you withdraw most of your bankroll and play with what you would normally play in a day and reload as necessary?

  • emoney1214

    He enters live final q’s like it’s his job. That has to kill the bankroll.

  • 100rings

    @tianyihe… he lives in Mass he said, not NY so to answer your question no. I live in NC and have a lot in my account and have not questioned once taking it out. If I was in NY yes I would but Ryazan said he is not in NY.

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