Nevada’s gambling regulator has put further pressure on the scandal-hit daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry by ruling that it constitutes gambling, ordering all operators active in the sector to suspend their services until they are licensed to operate in the state.

Gaming Control Board (NGCB) chair AG Burnett has ruled that after his organisation carried out an analysis of DFS products, it has come to the conclusion that the games are classed as gambling under the terms of the Nevada Gaming Control Act.

This was supported by a legal analysis performed by the Gaming Division of the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, with Burnett coming to the conclusion that DFS constitutes a gambling game pursuant to Chapter 463 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

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