Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators FanDuel and DraftKings have welcomed the decision of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign into law legislation that legalises DFS contests.

Cuomo signed the legislation Wednesday, which had passed each legislative house with strong support.

With the Senate bill securing 45 votes in favour and 17 against, and the Assembly version approved by 91 votes to 22, Cuomo could have decided to allow the bill to lapse into law due to the strong support. However, he has decided to formally sign the bill, lending his support to the game.

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