Reform Group Files Suit Claiming NY’s Daily Fantasy Sports Law Is Gambling, Not Skill

An anti-gambling reform group filed a lawsuit last week claiming that New York’s “Daily Fantasy Sports” law violates the state constitution by characterizing daily fantasy sports contests as games of skill, rather than games of chance. The suit was filed in New York Supreme Court in Albany County by an organization called Stop Predatory Gambling on behalf of 4 New York resident plaintiffs who claim to have been negatively impacted by gambling. According to published reports, the suit “seek(s) to protect the public from predatory gambling consistent with the constitution.” Article 1, Section 9 of the state constitution, states, in part that “[n]o law shall be passed… except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, bookmaking, or any other kind of gambling, except lotteries operated by the state… except pari-mutuel betting on horse races…  and except casino gambling at no more than seven facilities as

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