NYS Attorney General: FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking bets in New York

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – The nation’s top two daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop operating in New York through the end of baseball season.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the deal with Draftkings and FanDuel on Monday. Schneiderman had sued the companies last year, arguing the sites were illegal sports betting operations and were violating state laws.

The companies argue their contests are games of skill, not of chance.

State lawmakers are considering legislation that would permit the sites to operate without ambiguity.

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports:

“Following yesterday’s announcement that FanDuel and DraftKings will follow the law and stop taking bets in New York State, Yahoo has now informed my office that it will do the same. New York law has long prohibited sports wagering, including betting on daily fantasy sports. As long as that’s the case, I will continue to enforce the law vigorously, and I am glad these companies have agreed to follow it.”

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