Anti-Gambling Group Files Suit to Stop DraftKings, FanDuel in NY

Written by:
Published on:

An anti-gambling group called Stop Predatory Gambling has filed a lawsuit this week claiming that New York lawmakers violated the state constitution in allowing Daily Fantasy Sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to re-enter the market.

Last October New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered the two companies to cease operating in the state, claiming they were in violation of gambling laws.  Since that time, the Assembly and Senate passed legislation declaring daily fantasy sports to be games of skill, not chance.  In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on the legislation.

“The Legislature does not have the power to change the constitution,” said coalition attorney Neil Murray. “Only the people do.”

While the coalition’s lawsuit seeks to overturn the new law, it does not seek an injunction that would block the sites from operating while the case is argued, Murray added.

- Aaron Goldstein,


Gambling News

No Deal: MGM Not Buying Sands Bethlehem

Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks that the Sands Bethlehem casino could be acquired by MGM. 

Mobster Looking at 7 Years in Prison for Role in Gambling, Extortion Ring

Mobster Looking at 7 Years in Prison for Role in Gambling, Extortion Ring

Vito Badamo, 54, was also charged with peddling drugs like Viagra and Cialis and running loansharking rackets.

Official: Supreme Court Should Nix NJ Sports Betting Bid

New Jersey’s yearslong efforts to allow legal sports betting have brought more opposition from the federal government Tuesday.

PA Senate Approves Online Gambling

The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to allow online casino-style gambling in the state

Gambling Techniques for Casino Players

Gambling Techniques for Casino Players

There is no exact gambling strategy to ensure players can win big amount of money.