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Illinois Attorney General rules daily fantasy sports as illegal gambling

24th December 2015 9:40 am GMT

Illinois has become the latest US state to rule daily fantasy sports (DFS) as illegal gambling under state law, following an opinion from Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

The opinion, published Wednesday, follows similar recent decisions in New York and Nevada.

The opinion was written in response to inquiries from two state lawmakers, Representatives Elgie Sims and Scott Drury, who had asked whether DFS contests offered by FanDuel and DraftKings constituted “gambling” under Illinois law.

The AG noted that both [...]

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