Daily fantasy sports suspended in New York


NPR: Judge grants injunction shutting down gambling sites while the suit is in court.

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NPR: Judge grants injunction shutting down gambling sites while the suit is in court.

The attorney general’s memorandum cited New York’s ban on bookmaking and other forms of sports gambling that have stood since 1894.

“So-called Daily Fantasy Sports (‘DFS’) wagers fit squarely in both these definitions,” the memorandum reads, “though by meeting just one of the two definitions DFS would be considered gambling. DFS is nothing more than a rebranding of sports betting. It is plainly illegal.”

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