A Sure Bet? The Legal Status of Daily Fantasy Sports
5 Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum 1 (2016)
21 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2016 Last revised: 10 Jul 2016
Date Written: March 16, 2016
This keynote address, delivered at Pace Law School on March 16, 2016, provides an overview of the legal status of “daily fantasy sports” and explains why the legality — or illegality — of the industry is not a sure bet. It begins by providing a brief background of the origins of fantasy sports, and then turns to the impact of technologies such as the Internet, and the legal status of these games under both federal and state laws. It concludes by discussing the recent efforts to regulate “daily fantasy sports” through the courts and legislation.
Keywords: sports law, gaming law, gambling law, fantasy sports, daily fantasy sports, DraftKings, FanDuel, gambling policy, gaming, gaming law, sports gambling
JEL Classification: L83, K2, K21, K14, K1, I3, I18, H71, H7, H2, D6, D42, L8
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